How Yoga can Reduce Counterproductive Work Behaviours

A study that looks at how yoga can reduce counterproductive work behaviour and its predictors such as aggression and negative affectivity.

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Jul 08, 2016
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27385858

This is a really interesting study! It looked at how yoga can reduce counterproductive work behaviour and its predictors such as aggression and negative affectivity. 80 people undertook a yoga module comprised of asana, pranayama, meditation, and yogic theory whilst a control group of 80 people received mild to moderate physical exercises and management theories. Both the groups received their intervention for one hour a day, five days a week, for ten weeks.

Pleasingly, the yoga group reported significant reductions in aggression, negative affectivity, and counterproductive work behaviour in comparison with the control group after 10 weeks. Another reason to bring yoga to NHS staff I strongly feel!

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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Jen Thoroughgood over 2 years ago

Thanks for highlighting this Heather. A really interesting study. Good to see the subject being taken seriously.