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An Enlightening Yoga Session at the Office

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Bangalore office recently decided to embrace the concept of workplace wellness by organizing a yoga session for employees. WiT (Women in Technology) ERG took the initiative and organized it on International Yoga Day i.e. June 21, 2023. The building rooftop was transformed into a serene place with yoga mats laid out. Even with the uproar of Bangalore traffic, the atmosphere was charged with a sense of calmness and peace. Employees were dressed in comfortable clothing, and everyone gathered for the session on time.

Yoga has long been hailed as a practice that fosters physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Its emphasis on deep breathing and gentle movements can help reduce stress, increase focus, improve posture, and enhance overall fitness. When practiced regularly, yoga can promote a sense of inner peace which is much needed in a corporate environment. By incorporating yoga sessions into the workday, companies can help their employees manage stress, improve focus, productivity, and enhance overall job satisfaction. Perficient Bangalore was successful in organizing one.

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We were fortunate to have skilled and experienced yoga instructors from Shri Pathanjali Yoga Shikshana Samiti Karnataka to guide us through the session. They began by explaining the principles and benefits of yoga. They emphasized that yoga is a non-competitive practice, encouraging us to focus on our own bodies and not compare ourselves to others. Their calming presence immediately put everyone at ease, dispelling any initial hesitation or self-consciousness.

The yoga session started with a challenge, where we were asked to sit down on our mats with knees and hands directed upwards. The challenge was to pull ourselves up on foot without taking support from our hands. This was a test to check our body balance and strength. By this time everyone realized how important this session is going to be. The instructor then guided us through a series of yoga postures, focusing on individual body parts, carefully explaining each movement, and encouraging us to listen to our bodies. As the session progressed with stretching exercises, participants felt the tension getting released from the body.
This session offered numerous benefits that extended beyond the physical realm. Participants reported feeling a renewed sense of energy, clarity, and focus. Many expressed a sense of relief from the pressures of work and a heightened ability to handle stress.

Conclusion:

As we rolled up our mats and returned to our desks, a sense of calm and rejuvenation lingered in the air.  The yoga session reminded us the importance of taking time for ourselves and finding balance amidst the demands of the corporate world. It was a small yet significant step towards creating a healthier, more harmonious workplace.

So, the next time employees find themselves feeling overwhelmed at work, for sure they will carve out the learnings from this session and practice yoga to relieve themselves.

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Thoughts on “An Enlightening Yoga Session at the Office”

  1. Very well-articulated, Raveena.
    It was a productive yoga session and as you rightly pointed out, it reminded us of the importance of taking time for ourselves and looking inward. I found that one hour we practiced yoga, connecting with body, mind and emotions on a deeper level.

  2. It was a wonderful initiative to conduct a yoga event in the office! Thanks to the organizers for investing in employee wellness. And kudos to the writer for beautifully capturing the essence of the yoga event organized by Perficient Bangalore!

  3. Thanks for writing this great article, Raveena. You brought the experience in words. Keep up the excellent quality writing!!

    I love the blog. Can’t wait to see more!

  4. We all had an amazing time celebrating the beauty of yoga and its positive impact on our well-being. The collective energy, the soothing poses, and the sense of unity were truly invigorating!! Looking forward for more such fun events 🙂

  5. Very well written and thoughtful post. Indeed, it was such a great experience to join Yoga session as it not only motivates us for physical activities but gave us a good chance to connect with team members outside of our Project. I believe that yoga is the best physical workout which benefits the body inner and out both.
    Thanks to @Perficient and management for continuously organising such events.
    I highly appreciate working with an organisation where employees fitness is equally important.
    Looking forward for more events in coming future.

    #Happy-employee#FitnessFreak#Perficient#CareerOriented

  6. Srishti Sanjana

    It was a great experience to get trained from these SPYSS instructors.. They made the session really interactive and fun. We enjoyed every bit of it. Got to learn many yoga asanas. The best part was that they explained the importance of each yoga asanas and the reason why we should do Yoga. I have already included those yoga asanas into my daily routine. Thank you for organizing this amazing session. 🙂

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Gomathy Raveena Nair

Meet Raveena Nair, Lead technical consultant at Perficient and a skilled IT professional with six years of experience in the industry. She is passionate about exploring the latest technologies and is focused on mastering the MERN stack and cyber security. Having spent all her years in development, Raveena possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in various programming languages, including Node, React.js, Python, Basic Java, and Salesforce platform. Additionally, she has hands-on experience in Android and Linux Automation (Shell). Before Perficient, she has contributed to providing add-on features to clients along with ongoing projects and timely deliverables. Received accolades and awards from senior executives in a short tenure. Constantly striving to leverage her skills and experience to enhance the overall user experience for clients and end-users alike.

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