America's No. 1 Health Problem and Industry
Recent national work related surveys have found 80% of workers feel stress on the job and half of those report their job as
very or extremely stressful. One quarter of all workers view their jobs as the number one stress in their lives. All this
employee stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems.
Consider what these occupational pressures are believed
to cause the employee:
| 62% routinely find they end the workday with neck pain|
| 44% reported stressed-out eyes|
| 38% complained of hurting hands|
| 34% reported difficulty sleeping because of stress|
| 30% of workers suffering from back pain|
| 28% complaining of "stress"|
| 20% feeling fatigued|
| 13% with headaches.|
For our minds any stress can be too much, keeping us in a continual cycle of
flight or fight. Invariably employee’s bodies carry the physical stresses of a
host of perceived emotional threats from stressful work related issues.
The manifestation of these repeated physical and emotional events can
contribute to hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, ulcers, neck or low
back pain and other "Diseases of Civilization". The effects of long-term stress
can increase the risk of debilitating diseases like depression; heart disease and a
variety of other common illnesses like sleep disturbances and immune
It has been estimated that nearly 80 percent of all visits to primary
care physicians are the result of stress related problems. Work
related stress is far and away the leading source of stress for most
Time-tested postures to enhance the quality of the employee’s life
| A tool to assist in the quieting the mind|
| Decreases stress, anxiety, and depression|
| Calms emotions|
| Promotes weight loss|
| Releases tension and lowers blood pressure|
| Improves sex drive|
| Strengthens muscles|
| Tones every part of the body,|
| including the internal organs|
| Improves concentration and creativity|
| Energizes your system|
| Creates inner strength|
| Improves balance and flexibility|
| Decreases pain from inactivity|
| Eliminates toxins from the body and boosts immunity|
| Improves digestion|
|SERENITY FLOW ILLUSTRATED
|Seyoga Serenity provides a low cost per employee illustrated do-it-yourself technique for a calmer,
more peaceful attitude.
Employees aren't the only ones suffering. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that U.S. employers lose about $70 billion a
year due to the absenteeism, lost productivity and disability caused by mental distress.
Job stress is very costly with the price tag for U.S. industry estimated at over $300 billion annually as a result of: Accidents, Absenteeism,
Employee turnover, Diminished productivity, Direct medical, legal, and insurance costs as well as Workers' compensation awards, tort and
According to a survey of 800,000 workers in over 300 companies, the number of employees calling in sick because of stress tripled from
1996 to 2000. An estimated 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress. 40% of job turnover is due to stress. Replacing an
average employee today costs between $3,000 and $13,000. Unanticipated absenteeism is estimated to cost American companies
$602.00/worker/year and the price tag for large employers could approach $3.5 million annually. A 1997 three year study conducted by
one large corporation found that 60% of employee absences could be traced to psychological problems that were due to job stress.
Surveys also indicate that 60 to 80% of all accidents on the job are stress related. A whole host of job related injuries are believed to be
more severe because of stressful influence. For example repetitive musculoskeletal injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome have become the
nation's leading workplace health cost and account for almost a third of all Workers' compensation awards.
According to a recent 2008 survey, 14
million Americans, say that a doctor or
therapist has recommended yoga to
them. In addition, nearly half of all adults
agree that yoga would be beneficial if
they were undergoing treatment for a
medical condition. Yoga is increasingly
recommended by the medical
community as new research shows yoga
is a valuable therapeutic tool for many
modern health conditions.
A rocky economy and soaring medical
costs have actually forced many
companies to reduce the amount of
benefits they offer. Yoga sessions
included as part of a corporate wellness
program have proven to be a relatively
inexpensive perk. Many businesses are
able to bolster employees' health and
also make them feel like the company
cares about them. A one-time corporate
sponsored yoga session could cost a
company as much as $10 an employee.
The price tag of building an on-site
fitness center with regular yoga classes
could be upward of $1 million.
“It is Seyoga’s vision to provide people the tools to help
them deal with the pressures and stresses of everyday
life by giving them balance, especially if all they have time
for is a 9-minute break.” Satori
Nearly 50% of workers say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their coworkers need such help. These workers
are hungry for a quick de-stressing or stretching technique that can be done at their desks without alarming their co-workers or during a
short work break.
A corporate sponsored yoga program is a special gift that a company can give its employees and stakeholders
A gentle flow of 20 illustrated yoga movements designed to enhance physical and mental relaxation
Seyoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, Seyoga helps to lower the levels of stress
hormones. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well
as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
Seyoga's Serenity Flow series of postures accompanied with controlled breathing exercises have become a popular means of stress
management and relaxation. The simple techniques of Seyoga Serenity will help alleviate discomfort by releasing tension and creating a
Seyoga restores your body’s natural energy, which will counter the physical effects of stress on the body. The Serenity Flow yoga
sequences’ ultimate goal is to introduce you to effective time tested tools to enhance harmony in your physical, mental and emotional life.
Seyoga, with its quiet, precise easy movements will draw attention away from your busy, chaotic day into a calming moment as you
gently move your body through a series poses that require balance and concentration. At the end of a Seyoga session you feel invigorated,
yet relaxed and calm.
Seyoga SERENITY Flow is suitable for yoga beginners. It will be easy to follow along even if it's your first time.
Seyoga can help health conditions best when combined with treatment as recommended by your doctor. Even if you now experience good
health, Seyoga can be an enjoyable addition to your regular exercise routine.
"They're calmer, they think better, they have better productivity and they're out of work less."
|Serenity for Corporate Wellness
|“An analysis of results by various
firms shows that a “wellness
program me”, including yoga,
meditation, massages, reflexology
and other calming activities
produces a return of USD 6.15
dollars for every dollar invested
over a six-year period for Coors
Brewing Co; USD 5.80 for office
furniture maker Steelcase Inc.,
USD 5.52 for Equitable, and USD
3.40 for Travelers Corp., now part
of Citigroup” -The Washington
|“Healthy employees make for a healthy company"