Strong minds, strong bodies, hard hats

Construction workers at the new Stanford Hospital practice yoga together twice a week.

Courtesy of Clark/McCarthy

Twice a week, members of the project team for the new Stanford Hospital take a break from work to practice yoga together. Participation helps lower stress levels and keeps the team working well together, said Mike Lipton, senior vice president of operations at McCarthy Building Companies. Lipton, who has been practicing yoga for nine years, leads the sessions, which are usually held mid-morning. “Yoga is about doing what you can do with your body,” he said. “It is not a competition.” 

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