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“Known as Mindful Leadership, the General Mills programme uses a mix of sitting meditation based on Buddhist practice, gentle yoga and dialogue to settle the mind.

The idea is that calmer workers will be less stressed, more productive and even become better leaders, thereby benefiting the entire organisation.

Other companies have found that such programmes can generate both health benefits and cost savings.  Aetna, partnering with Duke University School of Medicine, found that one hour of yoga a week decreased stress levels in employees by a third, reducing healthcare costs by an average of $2,000 a year.”

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