Yoga Day: Corporates plan de-stressing sessions to help employees

  • Shahroz Afridi, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2015 16:48 IST

With the International Day of Yoga round the corner, the corporate sector has jumped on the bandwagon by organising yoga and de-stressing sessions for its employees.

Schools, colleges and government departments in the state have already planned several activities for the International Day of Yoga (June 21).

“We will celebrate the International Day of Yoga on our premises. We have also decided to hold a yoga session for 10-15 minutes every day before starting the day at our factory,” said CP Sharma, managing director of Daulatram Industries.

He said he had decided to construct a yoga hall in the factory.

“In Japan, workers start their day with a small meditation and exercise session. We will replicate the model with yoga,” said Sharma, who has been performing yoga every day for several years.

Several corporate houses are organising training sessions for their employees and teaching them various asanas and laying emphasis on de-stressing exercises.

“We had two sessions of yoga on Thursday. The participants have given a very positive response. Our company will plan more sessions in the future,” said Amisha Agarwal, senior officer, human resources, HEG Ltd, Mandideep.

Telecom company Airtel is also organising an in-house yoga training session for its employees.

They are organising a training session for their employees on Friday at the Indore head office as well, an employee of the company said.

Representatives of all the companies that HT spoke to said yoga had occupied an important place in their human resource welfare policy.

“We provide capsule training to corporate houses — a programme designed especially for employees of corporate houses. Generally, they have sit for long hours before computers or lead a stressful life meeting their targets,” said Vishal Verma, a fitness expert.

He said he had zeroed on certain asanas and postures that people would find helpful.

“I had stomach disorders and my friend who practices yoga advised me to some asanas. Since then I have been doing yoga and want to learn more,” said Rakesh Trikha, working at Daulatram Industries.

“I know yoga is beneficial for health. It would be great if we get a chance to practise it here also,” Trikha added.

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