• Mindfulness at Work

    Every Business is an Agent of Change

  • About Bija

    Watch mindfulness and compassion at work. Transform your business!

    Our Goal

    Our number one goal is to help you break the cycle of stress at work. We're committed to your employees and the coworkers you care about—to help them find the same kind of passion and purpose that we found, using the tools of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.


    In this work we get to explore the possibility of human potential, helping employees become the very best version of themselves. With mindfulness, we’re building employees’ capabilities around resilience and self-awareness. With compassion, we’re working to expand your employees’ capability and inspire them to live more fully.

     

    Ultimately, the intention is to build these practices into the fabric of the company. We're committed to help your managers gain the skills and compassion it takes to inspire people, to bring dignity and respect to your office, and to help your business grow stronger and more resilient.

    Here's the Story

    We're a group of employees who got sick and tired of what we saw in the workplace. We were getting physically ill. We were depleted. The one thing that saved us? A consistent yoga and mindfulness practice that empowered us to take stress, transform it, and help us to thrive in our career—and our lives.

     

    We spent more than two decades in corporate environments, and nonprofits too. One day, I walked into the office and felt so overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work, I was frozen. But I jumped right in and worked day into night, trying to do the job of three people. After a year on this hamster wheel, digestive troubles bubbled up. It became a real problem when every time I ate something, I'd have to run to the restroom. Three diagnoses and tons of research, and I finally got to the bottom of the digestive issues, which had flared up due to stress.

     

    Everyone in the business world is being asked to do more with less. We get it. But, have you noticed employees crumbling emotionally under the pressure? Some workers even turn to violence. How can we address this state of stress, hostility, and discontent in workplaces across America?

    A Solution

    The state of the American workplace has many side effects, but perhaps the most damaging is stress. Deepak Chopra calls stress the number one epidemic of our civilization, causing people to fall victim to mental and physical disease.

     

    When an employee is facing a challenge, her nervous system and mind instantly go into a stress reaction of “fight or flight.” It has been shown that an average person goes through this cycle 12 times each day. Unless you are actually fleeing a tiger or wild beast, this reactive stress cycle is not healthy. The release of adrenaline and epinephrine affects digestion, heart rate, the immune system, and an employee’s overall well-being.

     

    We have an ancient solution to this epidemic: upgrade the nervous system! The tools of meditation, breathing, and yoga stop this process before it begins, so the person is able to respond rather than react. In addition, they are able to do so from a clear, focused state of mind. As you practice meditation, you might find you communicate more effectively, you are more productive, and you begin to reap the benefits of happiness and health.

     

    Our workshops teach the power of mindfulness to help the body and mind relax, decompress, focus, and heal itself. In ongoing classes, participants are led through breathing exercises, guided imagery, and the use of a mantra.

    Make a Difference

    Here's the good news: You can make a difference. Since Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at work, we believe that every business is an agent of change. Your employees can learn to manage stress in a productive way under any circumstance. As a start, they can learn the tools for profound self care. Together, we can address the stress epidemic head on.

     

    Sign up below for our latest publication, "10 Principles from Yoga to keep employees passionate, engaged, and content." Call us today to discuss your customized wellness program. Soon, we'll be delivering wellness programs both in person and virtually.

     

    **The Sanskrit term Bija means “seed” and is used as a metaphor for the origin or cause of things. Our mission is to address the origin or cause of an epidemic we all face: stress in the workplace.

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