Yasuragi offers you and your employees a meeting concept that provides a positive effect in both short and long term. We take on a holistic approach and create meetings taking the whole human being into account.
We humans have many roles in life, not just employees. Above all we are humans who are affected by various circumstances. At Yasuragi, you´ll get an opportunity to reduce stress and get in touch with your best ideas and collaboration skills. With new insights come new good habits and new energy. It is an investment in both the company and the individual employee. We call it The Yasuragi Effect!
Let us help you use Yasuragi and what we offer within the framework of our concept in the best way. We help you with everything from choosing the right activity for your break, to advice on what can strengthen the group's energy for the meeting to give the desired result. We also want the individual employee to bring home ideas on how to live a sustainable life long term. All parts of the meeting at Yasuragi aim for you as a meeting guest to be able to open your minds, become more creative, gain new insights and new energy.
Take advantage of your employees' full capacity by finding the perfect balance between work and recreation. Stressed people more often make short-term decisions. Therefore, it is a good idea to let body and mind relax before the meeting. This will make it easier to listen to others, show empathy and as a bonus we become more efficient. The Japanese word Yasuragi can be translated with the deep long exhale you do when you really let go and relax. For example, when you after you´ve washed yourself in the Japanese way, slowly sink into a hot spring. You exhale!
When was the last time you sat in a hot spring before an important meeting? It may sound a bit odd, but the fact is that when we relax and let the stress hormones take a break, we not only become happier but also more creative and attentive.
Take the opportunity to strengthen your meeting not only with hot baths, but also activities such as qi gong, yoga and various forms of meditation. Brain research shows that the hippocampus, amygdala and left frontal lobe grow during meditation. It improves working memory, which is important for learning, attention, creativity and our "peace and quiet center".
Yasuragi has been at the forefront in this regard and since the start over 20 years ago has seen the positive effects that meditation and other forms of relaxation and mindfulness training have on a seemingly ordinary meeting. Give it a try. It's not for nothing that both Google and Apple let their employees meditate during working hours.
Problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that created them
Everything that Yasuragi offers, from the simple aesthetic to hot and cold baths, saunas, meditation and other beneficial activities aims to calm the nervous system. And not to forget the proximity to nature. Things that people for millennia have used to relax and where the Japanese have been masters at refining rituals around. With the help of an external form of how we do certain things, we can begin to relax within and get more in touch with ourselves and our inner power.
Simplified, it can be said that the sympathetic nervous system is activated when the body needs more power, while the parasympathetic is most busy when we rest. When the brain perceives that we need to be alert, for example at work, when we exercise or in social contexts, the sympathetic system is set in motion and releases stress hormones such as cortisol, norepinephrine and adrenaline. When our brain perceives that it can give the body permission to go from the alert stage back to rest, the parasympathetic system is activated instead, which regulates energy-saving functions and generates reconstruction. It is when the parasympathetic system is activated that the body can recover. And that's what happens when you give yourself the opportunity to relax with the help of everything we offer.