Haven Yoga Meditation outlines 5 different mindfulness activities you can try out with your colleagues to boost productivity.
When living in a busy environment like Brisbane, people can benefit from mindfulness activities to help them become more relaxed and centred. While mindfulness is typically seen as an individual pursuit, it can also be worked on in groups! A team-based approach to mindfulness not only aids the mental health of individual members but also strengthens bonds between them. Here are five mindfulness activities for teams in Brisbane.
Probably the most well-known mindfulness activity, guided meditation, has been shown to improve focus and memory*. For optimal effectiveness, a professional should lead a guided meditation class. For Brisbane-based groups, here at Haven Yoga and Meditation, we offer high-quality guided meditation classes.
When people talk to each other, they can sometimes become more focused on the question they want to ask than what the other person is telling them. This exercise tries to remedy this issue by putting participants into pairs and challenging them to give their undivided attention to their partner, practising listening fully to hear, versus listening only to respond. This activity can help with social cohesion and listening comprehension, also with helping team members feel heard.
Numerology can help employees understand themselves and their contemporaries on a deeper level. Through this, they will have a greater awareness of their minds and will be more socially cohesive. If your group is based in Brisbane, Healing Vine offers a strong numerology program.
Most people nowadays don’t take the time to simply enjoy food. Instead of trying to work or watch something during meals, your group could practise mindful eating during their lunch breaks. Find a quiet place to try your best to focus on solely on the food and how it tastes without distractions.
Not only is yoga an effective way of improving your physical health, but it’s also a great way of improving your mindfulness. Through regular, low-stress exercise, yoga gives you time to relax and trains you to have a better awareness of your body. Find more information about group yoga here.
At Haven Yoga, we believe that encouraging mindfulness in your team can be incredibly beneficial, which is why we offer corporate yoga and meditation sessions. If you’re based in Brisbane and are interested in experiencing the benefits of corporate yoga or meditation with your work team, express your interest here or contact Jane at 0411 548 549.
*Based on the 2013 study “Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While Reducing Mind Wandering”.