Promote Productivity Through Corporate Yoga Retreat

Several erudite and knowledgeable yogis have made the annotation that people spend half of their entire life in earning money, goods, and facilities and the remainder of their life is spent in managing their ill-health caused in the process of this earning.
This is observed to be the striking irony of today’s modern age. Unfortunately, this is the story and struggles of the corporate world. Corporate professionals struggle with unhealthy individuals in gaining wealth, which merely leads to increasing the stress level. There are several factors that contribute to these heightened stress levels like multitasking, prolonged work hours, spending excessive time on computer and other e-gadgets, irregular eating habits, night shifts, rigorous work schedule, odd working hours, and the list continues. The rigorous demand of work and desire leads to abrasion, loss of productivity, lost balance of life, rising conflicts and several other mental, physical problems. However, in recent times, these professionals have gradually realized the reasons behind these disruptions and at some stage when they feel that the problems have gotten completely out of their control, they seek solace in the practice of ‘yoga’. So much so, that a number of these professionals resort to yogic way of life in their corporate space as well.
The age-old quotation, ‘health is wealth’, is now gaining prominence.
Another often-quoted adage is “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”. However, unfortunately in search of wealth, a common man does not even get a chance to see the rising sun.

People often spend wakeful nights too. They have become so engrossed with this workaholic lifestyle that their bodies have lost the rhythm; true happiness is a lost quotient. In addition, this takes a toll on work life and reciprocally on personal life too. An employee cries to come out of this vicious cycle and ponders over the voluntary retirement. The ultimate question strikes,

“Is this all that life had to offer to us?”

The yogis present a different model of life. They say, “Hey stop!” They propose an alternative theory about why and how to live a more balanced life. They explain how to access the root of consciousness through our breath. Breath is the most significant element of our body – often coined as the sole remedy for a number of diseases. Learning how to exercise control over our breath along with practicing respective yoga asanas can work wonders on us by increasing oxygen flow and accentuating healthy blood flow to all the vital organs in the body – thereby, reinstating its vigor.

‘A fit body hoards a fit mind’. This is the fact by which a number of people live. This is the only way to achieve better productivity at work and be happy in personal life too. If a person is mentally and physically fit, then work and life become cheerful too. Establishing this work-life balance is the primary concept of yoga. The only way a company and its employees can benefit from each other is when this work-life balance is achieved so that the happiness index of the employees’ rise which in turn, leads to a rise in the overall productivity of the respective organization they work for.

Going on a yoga retreat is the key where one can truly stimulate the mind and body and restore the lost balance back into the life. Yoga therapy, meditation, spiritual excursions, etc. set along the plethora of nature’s gifts truly strikes the heart and the rhythm of every individual.

Despite the complicated theories of psychology and management, this kind of yoga retreat for the corporate professional brings immense benefits to the organization as a whole – promotes a holistic well-being that goes a long way.

Yogic way of life in corporate – A case study

Yogic way of life in corporate – A case study

Yoga coupled with a yogic lifestyle greatly influences a person’s emotional intelligence, enhances it with optimism and enlightenment. IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahemdabad conducted a research, the aim of which was to analyze the impacts of yoga on the performance metrics of the employees along with their emotional intelligence. During this research, the general conditions of a person’s body and the impact of yoga on the happiness index of individuals were also studied.

The research paper ‘Impact of Adoption of Yoga Way of Life on Emotional Intelligence of Managers’ published in the November edition of 2010 by IIM-Bangalore. The management review states that a proper and systematic adoption of yogic way of life can consequent in a much better Emotional Intelligence (EI) levels among employees and can really improve their managerial performance in their respective organization.


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