The average person employed in today's fast-paced corporate world often feels that time flies by in a whirlwind of activities. The demands of professionalism in this fast lane, driven by time, processes, and targets, can leave individuals feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, angry, and frustrated when they don't take the time to unwind and decompress. However, the good news is that we can be part of this system without being overwhelmed by it. One effective solution to deal with these challenges is through the practice of
Regulating emotions at the workplace
It's important to recognize that we may not be able to change the processes and demands of our work environment, but we can change our responses to them. This shift in mindset leads to the development of patience, improves our ability to listen, and empowers us as individuals. Regularly practicing yoga serves as a mood stabilizer, increasing creativity and energy levels while maintaining stamina throughout the day. Asanas (yoga postures) can improve physical agility, preventing lethargy and fatigue. Pranayama (breathing exercises) keeps the mind clear, and meditation techniques help us stay focused and calm.
Yoga techniques for breathing and meditation
Another technique is Sthiti Dhyan, a meditation practice that calms the nerves, enhances mindfulness, and deflects negative experiences. By standing or sitting comfortably and being mindful of our surroundings, we turn our gaze to the right and left, observing and noting our observations and sensations. This practice improves our powers of observation, focus, and alertness while reducing distractions.
The practice of yoga, whether individually or in a group setting, brings immense benefits to practitioners. Starting the journey of yoga today can contribute to physical and mental wellness, boosting stamina and energy levels throughout the day. Companies can also experience lower attrition rates, improved productivity, and higher employee morale by incorporating group exercise sessions like yoga into their premises up to three times per week.
In conclusion, in the fast-paced world of work, it is crucial to prioritize our well-being. Through the practice of yoga and meditation, we can effectively manage stress, build positivity, and enhance our overall physical and mental wellness. By incorporating these practices into our daily lives, both as individuals and within organizations, we can experience the profound benefits they offer.
(The article is authored by Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions)