Why are companies like Google and Twitter teaching their employees to meditate?
It’s because these savvy companies understand how the benefits of meditation can help lead to better business results. Google has been offering a free ‘practical real-world meditation’ program to their employees since 2012. And Twitter has a room in the middle of their office designated for people to do yoga and meditate.
According to Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, “Meditation is not a perk that makes this a nice, fluffy place to work. It makes you better, and it makes the company better. We really believe in the hard science aspects of it”.
There is solid scientific evidence on how the brain changes as a result of practicing meditation. These changes not only transform the size and structure of the brain but also create changes in your mind that have psychological and emotional benefits.