In the past several years, there has been a positive shift in corporate America where "workplace wellness" has become a growing trend.
"A study by The National Business Group on Health also found that there is now a trend towards enhancing onsite programs aimed at stress management and holistic wellness. Since almost about 50% of corporate healthcare costs are said to be lifestyle related and therefore, potentially preventable, organizations not only want to spend on cure but also invest on prevention and good health. It is in this respect that the ancient science of Yoga has found preference in the corporate world as a comprehensive wellness prerogative, replacing all other healthcare investments.
Business leaders worldwide are finding that offering Yoga to their employees is a low-cost, preventive and holistic healthcare measure, making the discipline a success with human capital teams looking for strategic returns on their wellness investments.
In the boardrooms of companies, Yoga adds dimensions such as stress reduction, energy-enhancement, enhanced creativity and focus and healing for employees and convenience and increased productivity for the employer."