Tips to Get The Best Out of Zoom Meditation Classes for Companies
Large corporations are smart. They’ve done the research and understand that putting the health and wellbeing of their workers first is essential. Incorporating Zoom meditation classes for companies increases employee’s creativity, focus, and health. Everyone wins.
The magazine Nature reported on the benefits of mindfulness already in 2015. The research found several changes in brain structure that were the result of mindfulness meditation, such as the region of the brain associated with attention. Results of the study showed that changes in activity and structure due to mindfulness meditation were most consistent in this part of the brain. In short: regular mindfulness practice enhances attention.
Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been an enormous surge in Zoom meditation programs for companies. Holding meditation programs in a company’s offices has temporarily taken a backseat to virtual meditation classes taught via Zoom, Microsoft Meetings, and Webex. This may change in the future, but for the moment, it appears that offering Mindfulness Meditation sessions and programs virtually is here to stay.
September is National Preparedness Month. This is a federal initiative instituted in 2011 as part of a governmental effort to strengthen the United States’ preparedness capabilities. But “Be Prepared” are good words to live by, no matter what month it is. Paying attention and focusing are part of being prepared.
The term ‘be prepared’ often brings to mind the Scout motto that Robert Baden-Powell devised. He founded the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, so it’s been in our vocabulary for a long time. According to Baden-Powell to Be Prepared means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.” An excellent motto to keep in mind even when we are no longer of Scout age.
Being prepared can reduce fear and anxiety. It can also help a person locate themselves in the best place possible for whatever they are going to meet. Being prepared can make the difference between bringing the average or the best of yourself to the table.
Preparing for Zoom Meditation Classes
At the start of the Zoom meditation programs that Meditation House offers companies, there is always a preparatory period of helping people arrive and settle into the mindfulness class. Teacher, Dan Globus, keeps in mind that people might have rushed to the class from whatever they have been doing beforehand. But the more people prepare themselves in advance of the class, the more effective it can be.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Zoom meditation classes for companies.
- Twenty minutes before the session, check-in with your environment:
- Is your phone off?
- Do others in the house know not to disturb you for the duration of the session?
- Are the contents of the table you might be sitting at helpful in finding a calm state of mind?
- Is the chair you are sitting on comfortable enough for the duration of the call? A chair that gives you a stable, solid position, with both feet flat on the floor is ideal. You want to be relaxed, but alert.
- Fifteen minutes before the session, check-in with yourself:
- Have you eaten and drunk enough, gone to the bathroom, etc.?
- Others may not see much of what you’re wearing. However, how you dress does have an impact on your state of mind.
- Ten minutes before the session, check-in with your electronic device:
- Have you done a system check with the device you’ll be using for the session?
- Do you have a stable internet connection? If you need them, do you have your earbuds or headset nearby and charged?
- Access the session before the class starts so you don’t start the class stressed because you couldn’t find the email with the link, or you make a mistake while logging in. You can keep video turned off and mute your mike until you’re ready to join the class.
- As the call starts, resist the urge to multitask:
- It’s easy to think you can quickly finish that email or finish whatever you were doing. Give yourself the time to be fully present with the class.
- Let go of the need to focus on anything else but the session. Whatever you need to do will still be there waiting for you at the end of the session.
The Zoom meditation session(s) that you are attending may have been organized by the company you work for. But getting the most out of them is the gift you give to yourself.
Click here to read more about the virtual Meditation classes and and programs that Meditation House offers to corporations or call (888) 377-7761.