Meditation in the Workplace

About Meditation

Meditation is a practice that many of us don’t know how to do properly or take seriously, but if done the right way it can enhance everyday experiences. Dhyana is a practice used to get in touch with one’s consciousness, and is useful for gaining perspective, letting go of negative thoughts, or removing oneself from a stressful situation.

By the Numbers

  • 18 million US adults practice meditation (2012 NHIS survey).
  • 927,000 US children practiced meditation (2012 NHIS survey).

Meditation in the Workplace

The workplace can be a stressful, sometimes confrontational, environment. If you find yourself overreacting, you might need to find a quiet place to recenter. To achieve inward reflection you need a place where you can be undisturbed. Ask your boss if you can use a conference room if you don’t have your own office. Sitting and focusing inwardly can relieve anger, stress or anxiety. Meditation is heavily centered on breathing, so breathe deeply and regulate your breaths.

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