How to incorporate Yoga at work

How to incorporate Yoga at work

Companies have now started to realize that their human work force needs something extra to keep them at their optimal capacity. Work stress and deadlines can have a negative impact on health. Studies have shown a steady decline in performance and poor quality of work if the health of the professional is affected due to working conditions.

A study by Cahl´ıkova, Cingl and Levely talks about how stress and competitive work environment across gender affects performances at work. Since work performance affect career trajectories and promotions, it was concluded that men and women are affected by stress at work more or less equally based on various categories and it affects their overall health.

Organizations are now hiring Yoga professionals or Wellness consultants to provide breaks and ergonomic relaxation techniques to keep their workforce performing to their best capacity. A 10 Minute Yoga session between work hours has proven to relieve stress and provide a sense of calmness during and after work.

When you think of yoga, you might be apprehensive of the intimidating poses and stretches you may have seen on tv or videos. But Yoga is as simple as it can be when you are guided by the right professional. Calming the mind during work hours can be a challenge. Here are some things you can do to incorporate a relaxing session in your workday:

Let the calendar take care of you:

  • A 10-minute break to yourself may seem impossible at first, but try to schedule it in your calendar to let yourself relax and also let others know to not disturb you during the session.

Make HR your Yoga Buddy:

  • Talk to your superior or HR about the benefits of adding a Yoga break at work. With them on board and by communicating with your colleagues, a group session will work as a motivation for you to get some tranquility in your busy day.
  • Discuss with your HR to hire a wellness professional or Yoga Instructor. This will provide a professional consultant to make sure there are no injuries or issues during the sessions. If some Yoga positions are difficult for some people based on their health and limitation, a professional will help your group customize an exercise plan and optimize the time your company allots for these activities.

Know your team better with Yoga:

  • Yoga at work can be a team building activity. Many people struggle with health ailments and may find some peace with knowing that their employer cares about them and will be able to find a common ground with health discussions.

As a working professional, I have realized that giving yourself a break in the day will not only make you calm and provide better health benefits, but it can also inspire and help others around you. Yoga has variety of benefits when added to your life, weather its at work or home. In a stressful work environment, try these above tips and make your professional space a better place to be.

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Baisakhi or Vaisakhi – Hindu & Sikh Festival

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi – Hindu & Sikh Festival

Happy Baisakhi to everyone who celebrates it!

Vaisakhi or Baisakhi Festival is celebrated by both Hindus & Sikhs

Picture Credit: @PeelSchools

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is celebrated by both Hindus & Sikhs. Baisakhi is one of the holiest Sikh festivals. It was on this day that their tenth and last Guru – Guru Gobind Singh – formed the Khalsa panth in 1699.

Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is also an ancient festival of Hindus celebrated on April 13th or 14th, marking the Solar New Year based on the Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar and also celebrating the spring harvest.


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Meditation For Beginners | Short Guided Meditation

Meditation For Beginners | Short Guided Meditation

If you are a beginner and looking for easy and short meditation, try following short meditation for beginners given at the end of this post.

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place” — Bhagwad Gita

Some of the benefits of the meditation are:

  • Increases your focus & attention span
  • Improves functioning of your brain
  • Reduces stress
  • Relaxes & rejuvenates your body
  • Meditation can unfold the powers of mind

 

Short 5 Minutes Meditation:


15 Minutes Guided Vipasana Meditation:

Give Back to Your Roots – Give Back 2 India

Give Back to Your Roots – Give Back 2 India

Give Back 2 India is an initiative to raise awareness about some of the great causes in India and motivating Indian Diaspora to Give Back to India. We leave India and become residents and citizens of another country but India never leaves from our hearts and we always look back to pay it back somehow. Give Back 2 India is such an platform to provide opportunities to Indian Diaspora to connect and start giving back to India.

This year team “Give Back to India” is raising funds for 200 Free cataract surgeries which will be organized in Varanasi, India by Friends For Cause Foundation, Canada. Please visit https://giveback2india.org to know more about the initiative.

First Time Home Buyers? Attend This Free Information Session

First Time Home Buyers? Attend This Free Information Session

Are you planning to buy a home in Vancouver area? Attend the free information session that I organize couple of times in an year & prepare yourselves and get the knowledge you need to understand the process of home buying in BC.

We will try to cover the following in these sessions:

  • A to Z of home buying process in British Columbia
  • How and when to prepare for your mortgage and financing
  • The most common mistakes made by first time home buyers
  • Basics of Financing/Mortgage
  • Answers to any questions you may have about the home-buying process in BC, Canada

Presenters of the session:

A Licensed REALTOR® & a Mortgage Broker will present this session.

How to join the next session?

Please register via this form https://forms.gle/g57iuwqYVbgZ3HHe9 if you would to get notified when the next session is planned.

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Neeraj Kumar is a Real Estate Business owner who operates in Metro Vancouver. He is a Yoga Enthusiast and a community leader. Visit www.linkedin.com/in/kumar-neeraj to connect with Neeraj on LinkedIn.