Regardless of whether you are independently employed, or are an entrepreneur or a corporate employee, both your workplace and team members (including you) will profit immensely by incorporating yoga into your day by day routine and even in your work schedule.
If you haven’t practised yoga before, or did but never got a chance to pursue it, now is an extraordinary time to begin. However, organizations that offer yoga and different wellbeing program benefits enormously and are able to decrease their medical coverage premiums.
Now, we all the varied benefits Yoga bring to a human body. For a 9-5 office going people like you and us, some of the major benefits we can reap from yoga are –
- Enhanced concentration and focus: Are there upsetting due dates? Or an endless string of business meetings? Or, just the general noise of the office environment that is making you go mad? Regular practice of yoga helps you focus on assignments and increases your ability to make more sound judgments.
- Assists with creativity: With regular practice yoga allows you to think better and it additionally opens the mind so the inventive energies and imagination can stream freely in your mind.
- Expands positivity: Yoga boosts your morale. On the off chance that you physically, rationally and feel well, your confidence will be high. On the off chance that you are engaged and lively, your energy will be solid. On the off chance that your imagination is released, your fearlessness will take off.
- It helps you control your stress: Besides physical illness, the other major point in influencing employee wellbeing and work productivity is mental and emotional stress.
With these fantastic effects of Yoga on human health, taking out few minutes every day shouldn’t be a tough task for you. And, if you are already at it and loving the effects, this International Yoga Day you should definitely inspire others around you.
Workplaces are the best place to help others reap the astonishing benefits of yoga. Your daily work schedule which involves a lot of sitting around in a fixed position could be the deteriorating factor. As a yogi, you can get the message out about the how much you cherish your training whenever you want, to anybody you want. Since this would be the fourth edition of the Yoga Day, now couldn’t be a more ideal time to inspire others about involving yoga in your health routine.
The undeniable advantages of helping other people to practice yoga incorporate enhanced wellbeing and general prosperity, yet what you may not understand is that you get the opportunity to appreciate a couple of critical advantages also. Regardless of whether you enthuse the interest in yoga or find another responsible accomplice whose thoughts matches with yours; any positive reaction you receive can be significant enough to impact you in a meaningful way.
Here’s how you can inspire your colleagues to take up yoga and carve a healthy lifestyle beyond their 9-5 work schedule:
Keep your self-interest aside – When you intend to inspire others about the practice of yoga in order to bring a healthy change in their lives – with no hidden agenda or benefits for yourself – you are accomplishing something from your “most elevated self,” which is basically free from ego. This is the place where you feel an uplifted feeling of reason and service to others. As long as you’re not gloating about your own insight and involvement in yoga with an end goal to get a specific response from others, you’ll feel the advantages of standing for something that is greater than yourself.
Find shared interests – You may enjoy investing energy with your coworkers, your relatives, your spouse, and other individuals in your life, yet your association with them can be further strengthened by finding new interests to share with each other. Sharing an enthusiasm for yoga and its benefits could help restore and reinforce your bond. You can even inspire them to participate in local events promoting yoga workshops around you.
Today, shared offices and coworking spaces around the country like introducing yoga classes for their visiting members. Some of them are free, while others are through paid invite; but nonetheless, it inspires people to take up a healthy way of living through yoga.
Explore local opportunities – Invite your colleague to do yoga with you in a local workshop, or if you know about a famous spot near your city you can go to a retreat with them. It would be an enchanting experience for both you and your colleagues, where you all soak the positivity of yoga; and returning fresh for work after the retreat ends. Offices in IT parks and business centres across cities like Gurgaon, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. extensively introduce health programs in their work routines; so that the people can benefit. A “Yoga awareness month” or “Know Your Asana” kind of programs are helpful in unboxing the positive aspects of your coworkers’ lives.
Throw up challenges at the workplace – You can start a trend in your workplace by throwing up a challenge to your coworkers. A mini challenge where you invite others to practice an asana could a good way to start seeding the interest. Have a word with your human resource department about an activity day where you can showcase your asanas in front of your team; leaving them intrigued and searching for more about yoga. You could also invite your yoga teacher in the frame and ask him/her to share the knowledge and quick tips that everybody can perform daily, without any hassles.
Take help of social media – Social media could become a beneficial tool for inspiring people at your workplace. Share your daily yoga workouts as photos, videos, or words of inspiration related to yoga with your colleagues. Even better, if you could tag them in those posts! You can also write mini-blogs on Facebook or LinkedIn raising awareness, before-and-after images, how-tos, and your journey and experiences so far.
Research has shown that helping others is contagious. By helping other people to find the advantages of yoga, you could basically be helping numerous others in the process by setting off a domino effect. Anybody you help would one day feel propelled to pass on their likeness for yoga with their own companions, relatives, and colleagues. It’s time to get fit and energetic!