Government encourages yoga breaks for employee well-being

Ministry of AYUSH has introduced easy-to-follow yoga  'asanas,' 'pranayama,' and 'dhyana' to enhance employee well-being and focus


The Central government has taken a proactive step towards promoting employee well-being and productivity by introducing the ‘Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair’ initiative. Launched by the Ministry of AYUSH, this programme aims to alleviate stress, rejuvenate individuals, and enhance focus in the workplace. Recognising the challenges faced by busy officials who struggle to find time for traditional yoga practices, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, under the Ministry of AYUSH, has incorporated additional activities to make it convenient for them to engage in yoga while seated at their office desks.

In a recent directive issued on June 12, officials have been granted the opportunity to benefit from the Y-Break protocol, specifically designed to refresh and enhance focus during office hours. Encouraged by the positive feedback received thus far, the Personnel Ministry has urged all Central government entities to embrace and promote this innovative yoga practice among their employees.

The Y-Break protocol includes various simple yoga practices, such as asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and dhyana (meditation). These can be easily practised during short breaks, allowing employees to experience the physical and mental benefits of yoga throughout their workday.

By implementing this initiative, the government has demonstrated its commitment to prioritising employee well-being and fostering a healthy work environment. Integrating yoga into the daily routines of employees can lead to improved physical health, mental well-being, and a better work-life balance. The ‘Y-Break – Yoga at Office Chair’ initiative provides useful tips to employees to incorporate wellness practices into their workday, in a convenient manner, ultimately enhancing their overall productivity and satisfaction.

Through this approach, the government aims to create a positive and conducive work environment that supports the holistic well-being of its employees.

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