Workplace Yoga & Meditation: Good idea or oxymoron?

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“The idea of incorporating “wellness” into alternative offices has taken off only in the past several months…

According to this article from New York magazine, the idea of incorporating “wellness” into alternative offices has taken off only in the past several months…New Love City, a yoga studio meets workspace in Greenpoint (Brooklyn), and the forthcoming High Court in lower Manhattan, which prides itself on being a multifaceted third space for those interested in intelligent leisure like yoga, meditation, and matcha. Yet the marriage is an obvious one in some ways: We’re spending too much time at work, leaving less time to get to the gym and home, we’re trying harder and harder to find ways to multitask.”

Read the whole article here:
Wellness in the Workplace

When I worked in New York City more than 35 years ago, I found myself sitting a few feet away from a chain-smoking co-worker and the upstairs “cafeteria” made the one from my high school days seem like the Waldorf-Astoria, so I tend to see work environment improvements as a positive trend. Still, I have to wonder if facilitating yoga & meditation practices in the office results in healthier staffers or management simply doing what it can to keep employees in the building.

What do you think? If you’re an employee, would you take advantage of such an opportunity and/or would you be more likely to take a job because this was offered?

If you’re management, do you see value in providing such an amenity?