How to get stress free at the workplace? | Yoga

In today’s fast life and hectic work schedule at the working place, we often find ourselves perplexed/cumbersome situation in fighting our ongoing internal or external issues. There could be many reasons whether it may be personal or professional, but at some point in time, we feel stressed and de-motivated while encountering such moments. Here is a brief story which reflects our thinking process and unbalanced lifestyle. My intent to create such a story to make you understand how we perform our actions and find in an inescapable situation.

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There may be other factors which may not be directly associated with us but we get indulged without any reason. It is human nature and most of us fall prey into others problem. Why does it happen? Have we ever tried to understand it? I know…most of you will answer in negative. I tell you, It is because we from the inner side always been tied up with emotions and catch other problems to resolve for their happiness. But, in most of the situations, we feel helpless and fighting with our own issues. We have created an ambience of illusion and unrealistic atmosphere of our relationships (personal or professional).

Although we know our unending desire to achieve more and more material thing in our life to showcase our persona. An unflinching quest to become superman kills day by day. To get rid of this entire hiccup we shall try to embrace positivity and realistic attitude to conquer over the negativity for a stressful life.

How to get stress free at the workplace?

From the last 15 years, I have been observing the changes in lifestyles where the aggressive technological revolution has truly moulded our performance and pushed us to become more productive with cutting edge competitiveness. In this transition, we lost our identity been caged in this fast-changing world.

Why we always strive for the best score and to get applauded? It is because we intentionally cross the limit when our body and the cognitive area does not allow going beyond the boundary line of our natural resistance/potential…. but who cares?

Reason is…the unrealistic attitude of competitiveness to excel and put behind others is very high among the new generation that’s why we are getting trapped in a stressful life and spoiling our cognitive performance.

Hey Guys……we can overcome to all these problems while changing our lifestyle and controlling our breathing. It is a small practice if done regularly for 5 minutes whether it could be your place or at home, you will get a good result from day one. For a healthy body and mind, we need to do work out and go to the gym to make our body fit and fine. Doing exercise / brisk walking / Gyming is important and provides health benefits. But, if we synergize it with Yoga then we truly sense a miracle.

The YOGA (our ancient life balancing and rejuvenating system) always teaches us how to control breathing and get the relief from stress on a physio-functional level which really improves to de-stress yourselves and increase your productivity at the workplace.

What does our body do? (In a general)

Our autonomic nervous system is mainly responsible for an automatic function like digestion, heart rate, blood flow, etc. which happens automatically. The breathing process can be manipulated by us to control emotions and physiological state of body and mind to get relaxedde-stressed and become more productive and calm for the all-round development.

How YOGA benefits for health?

We need to understand that what is “Yoga”?  In a simpler term, we know it is a combination of Body, Mind, and Soul where we connect our self through controlled breathing and simple exercise to get relax and align all these in one direction that is “Positivity and Purity of Inner Conscience”.

If we talk about Yoga in Indian context it is thousands of years of practice to connect you with God and become one to assimilate yourself through different Karmas and Yogic practices. I will write a complete blog on YOGA separately in the coming days. Here, I will focus on how to do simple meditation and small “Yogic Kriya to connect yourself to get relief from stress and eliminate your negative thoughts. We all know inhaling and exhaling process

As per Yoga’s term, it is called “Anulom (Inhale) and Vilom (Exhale)” is called “Pranayama” which controls our Swans Pranali (Breathing System) and keep stress free and calm to enjoy the life keeping sound health. It is our ancient life balancing & rejuvenating system which now the world has accepted to be healthy and fit. We should be proud of that.

In English terms, it is a Breathing pattern (Inhale and exhale) which works between “Parasympathetic state” which means our body goes in a state of rest and relaxation on the other hand in “Sympathetic state” which works on the ready-to-rumble state of fight-or-flight….as per the experts.

  • To increase productivity at the workplace ……do 4-5 minutes’ daily

Follow the steps which are being mentioned below;

Step 1 – Sit in comfort style keeping your body straight and give your space to your feet in an appropriate position.

Step 2 – Suppress your right nostril with your right-hand thumb and inhale through left nostril slowly-slowly. Hold the breath for a second and now suppress your left nostril with the right-hand ring finger and release your breath slowly-slowly till you feel relaxed. *The inhaling and exhaling should be in equally balanced at a very slow pace.

Step 3 – Repeat the above process with left nostril and complete the cycle.

It can be done every day for 2-3 minutes at the workplace on SOS basis. In these days most of the corporates have introduced the Yoga and relaxing process to distress their employees. With changing lifestyle and increasing workload you start feeling relaxed and de-stressed after a few days of practice.

You can feel the positivity from day one. The negativity and burnout situation will be getting less day by day. You will realize there is positive energy started flowing into your mind and the workplace surroundings with your peer and subordinate will be very much friendly and happening.

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