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Employee retention and acquisition are essential for 2018 business growth

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As Q3 approaches, you might be brainstorming ways to grow your business in the second half of the year. Two key factors for business growth and development are employee retention and acquisition, according to the annual Business Pulse Survey by SunTrust Banks, Inc. Nearly half of the businesses surveyed said attracting employees, and then holding on to them despite how often millennials switch jobs these days, is a significant challenge.

With domestic unemployment continuing to hover just above four percent, one of the lowest levels in a decade, many companies feel they are at a critical point competing for talent,’ said Jason Cagle, head of Commercial Banking at SunTrust. ‘Businesses are looking at all opportunities to attract and retain employees from offering new benefits to sharing tax reform proceeds.’
— SunTrust

One way to stay competitive in today's ever-changing job market is by offering modern office amenities and employee perks such as on-site yoga classes and flexible work spaces. Contact Chasing Nirvana Yoga to learn more about our office yoga classes in New York, NY, and on-site yoga classes in Boston, MA

Reduce work stress with meditation & yoga

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For some people, the best part of yoga class is at the end when everyone takes a few minutes to meditate. You close your eyes, focus on your breathing and clear your mind of your daily worries. And when you leave class, you feel mentally lighter and freer. 

That's because meditation isn't just the perfect way for your body to wind down after working on your strength, flexibility and balance in yoga class. Meditation can help your mind relax as well. While some yogis may get into the practice for the physical benefits, it's impossible to ignore the mental and emotional benefits.

If work stress has been getting you down, try on-site yoga classes and meditation classes at your Boston office or NYC luxury condo. Check out this article from Forbes about how to ease work stress with meditation and more.

Try mindfulness-based breath awareness meditation to help you let go of your wandering mind and come back to the present moment and a sense of calm. We don’t often realize that the skills we are building while we meditate are actually integral life skills that can help us better manage stress and anxiety.
— Melissa McClain, founder of Sense of Mind Wellness & Mindfulness Programs

Tired of chronic pain? Yoga can help

If you've been dealing with aches and pains or seasonal depression has been getting the best of you, doing yoga can help you feel better. 

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When you practice yoga, you can get the exercise your body needs without putting as much strain on it as you would with other types of workouts. According to Prevention.com, yoga can also help you reduce stress and strengthen your immune system. Get more yoga in your life to lift your spirits and experience less pain throughout the day!

"More and more, research suggests that yoga can play a role in relieving chronic pain. Among people with lower back issues, for instance, those who practiced yoga for six months reported significantly less disability, pain, and depression compared to patients who only underwent standard treatment.

Other studies have shown that yoga is effective for fibromyalgia pain. Meanwhile, the practice has been shown to ease joint pain and improve functioning in those with arthritis. One study even suggests that yoga could be helpful for headaches."

Read more of the article here!