The Dru Yoga effect
Recent university workplace research studies have given a great indication that the Dru Workplace Wellbeing programmes are highly effective for improving wellbeing and resilience to stress in the workplace.
Studies show you benefit from Dru Yoga at work
Read the full scientific article here.
A randomised, controlled study found that employees who practiced Dru Yoga techniques for six weeks reported feeling significantly:
- more confident in dealing with stress
- more energised
- more happy
- more clear-minded
- more agreeable
- more confident
- more composed
- more purpose and life satisfaction
...than the Control Group who did not practice Dru Techniques.
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Yoga reduces workplace stress – new study released
In this fast-moving world, Dru is the daily still point in my life that helps me to gain insight and overview in all that happens in and around me. In my workplace people consult me now for far more than just business reasons. More and more they are searching for personal advice, peace and understanding. Dru transforms you into a source of inspiration to others.
A university research study shows that yoga is significantly effective for improving wellbeing and resilience to stress in the workplace. A team of researchers working at Bangor University found that a six week programme of Dru Yoga reduced anxiety and fatigue, while increasing emotional well-being and resilience to stress.
This research is very timely as latest figures from the HSE suggest that stress in the workplace costs the UK over £530 million per year, which equates to over 13 million ‘lost’ working days. Experts believe these figures will increase further as a result of the recession.
Researchers conducted a randomized controlled study, (the first robust research done on yoga in the workplace) involving 48 university employees. They were either placed into a Dru Yoga programme, or wait listed, as the control group. The yoga group participated in a six week programme of Dru Yoga, which involved attending at least one weekly 60-minute class.
Results showed that the Dru Yoga group reported feeling significantly less anxious, unsure, confused, tired, and depressed than the control group who did not practice Dru Yoga.
"Even a short program of Dru Yoga is effective for enhancing emotional well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace"
- Research conclusions
In addition, the yoga group reported feeling more life purpose and satisfaction, and greater self-confidence during stressful situations. Study participant Eileen Price, Undergraduate Recruitment Administrator, said, ‘ At the end of the first session I went back to the office with a much clearer head and renewed vigour – I could think more clearly, make better decisions and work more efficiently.’
Researchers concluded that even a short program of Dru Yoga is effective for enhancing emotional well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace, and recommended that employers should consider offering yoga classes to their employees.
Study participant: Undergraduate Recruitment Administrator
At the end of the first session I went back to the office with a much clearer head and renewed vigour – I could think more clearly, make better decisions and work more efficiently.
Dru Yoga is one of the UK’s most popular forms of yoga, comprising of easy-to-learn flowing movements, simple breathing techniques and effective relaxation methods. For Dru Yoga taster workshops, holidays and teacher training, visit www.druworldwide.com
The complete research results can be viewed on-line here.