Empower your team members with Yogic Cleansing

Empower your team members with Yogic Cleansing

When organizations adopt practices that promote not only professional training but also well-being and quality of life at work, the organizational benefits are surprisingly higher. For example, a yogic cleansing and meditation program for employees or mindfulness activities offers improved concentration and
reduced stress, allowing for a healthier and more productive work experience. Therefore, they are being adopted by organizations all over the world.

One of the most prominent mindfulness practices is the offering of a yogic cleansing and meditation program for employees. To implement it, your company must:
● explain the reasons for this initiative to employees;
● explain what a yogic cleansing or mindfulness activities are ;
● emphasize the organization’s intentions;
● clarify the advantages of the suggested activities;
● give employees the option to opt-out;
● transform this practice into a culture.

The cognitive state of your employee is extremely important for their performance, disposition, and satisfaction; for this reason, it should be a priority for every employee.

Keep reading to learn the main benefits of offering employees a yogic cleansing and meditation program.

What are the main benefits of Yogic Cleansing?

Some of the main benefits of Yogic Cleansing are:
● increases focus
● stress relief
● decreases anxiety
● reduces symptoms related to depression
● delays premature aging
● strengthens immune system
● develops emotional intelligence
● enhances the ability to relax
● improves creativity
● increases positive emotions
● improves the quality of life
● boosts brain performance
● improves sleep
● requires low investment

Why empower your team members with Yogic Cleansing and Meditation Program?

Especially for those who work tied to a desk for hours, the symptoms of stress can be blatant. Some of the consequences are decreased productivity, increased irritability, demotivation, absenteeism, impaired organizational climate, high turnover rates, insomnia, and creativity blockage, among others.

Creating a yogic cleansing and meditation program for employees allows your organization to offer a special care to alleviate these symptoms and enhance well-being and quality of life at work.

By developing emotional balance and increased concentration, employees become more productive, resulting in spurring growth and profit for the organization. Moreover with the healthy mindset training, interpersonal interest is encouraged, clearly improving teamwork and organization’s ambiance.. With a
more pleasant environment and stimulating relationships, employees also feel happier and more satisfied, reducing the rates of medical intervention and absenteeism..

In other words, the yoga and meditation programme for employees demonstrates the company’s concern and gratitude for its employees’ pleasure. With employees’ frequent attendance and satisfaction, it minimizes different expenditures.

Therefore, having a yogic cleansing and meditation program for employees can be the most efficient and responsible solution to ensure the well-being of the workforce and the vitality of the organization.

But why Yogic Cleansing?

Yoga is the most common mindfulness practice for its high efficiency and low cost. Since only the company’s space availability and the hiring of a professional or partner company is required for initiating the programme.

In yogic cleansing, the practitioner efficiently establishes connection between body and mind through special techniques. The main components of the practice are:
● asana – body postures & limb movements ;
● pranayamas – breathing techniques;
● tratakas – exercises for the eyes and focus ;
● bandhas – muscular contractions;
● mudras – palm & finger gestures;
● meditation –techniques for mind focus and concentration ;
● kriyas – purification techniques.

In addition, this activity also encourages ethical values such as Tapas (self discipline), Ahimsa (non-aggression), and Swadhyaya (self-study), which are very important for a good relationship between employees and the company and also for their professional development.

Offering a yogic cleansing program contributes to a happier life and dynamic work experience. The implementation must be announced carefully, explaining in detail the main reasons for this initiative and presenting the benefits for the employee and the organization.

It is also important that employees have the freedom to choose whether or not to participate in the program. The company’s intention should be to offer the benefits which bring well-being and quality of life at the workplace.

It is worth mentioning that in order to be efficient and transformative, these lifestyle changes need to be incorporated for holistic betterment of the employee and the employer.

How team members can practice Yogic Cleansing

1) Start with external purification
At the beginning it will be easier to start practicing Yogic Cleansing on a physical and external level. Start by focusing on the most visible and obvious things, like keeping your body, yoga mat, and house clean. Start small with the easiest areas in your life to keep clean. From there, explore the more challenging areas or places you haven’t considered. Notice how cleaning your environment affects your body, mind, and heart.

2) Purifying Pranayama Breathing
The breathing techniques of pranayama purify the mind and body by balancing and channelising energy throughout the body. Different pranayamas have different actions on the body and, therefore, different purifying effects. For example, Kapalabhati warms, energizes, and purifies the body by creating heat and the movement of energy. On the other hand, Anuloma Viloma, also known as Nadi Shodhana (alternating nostril breathing), calms and purifies the body by reducing stress and removing blockages in the Nadis (energy channels).

Practicing the various breathing techniques in yoga can deepen the attunement of your physical, mental, and emotional bodies and attract your awareness to the present moment.

3) Mental and Emotional Purification
Mental purification can be a more challenging type of Yogic Cleansing. Negative emotions of selfishness, anger, greed, jealousy, self-criticism, fear, arrogance, and pride pollute the heart and cover the inner spirit with darkness. These emotions make it difficult to experience inner peace and stability.

Consciously examine each emotion’s quality, quantity, location, and cause.

Cultivate positive emotions and let go of what doesn’t serve your greater good.

Find a meditation technique that is deeply calming and soothing for your mind and heart.

Practice moving away from mental turmoil and moving towards inner peace instead.

4) Purify your words
Your communication with others can often be the reflection of your inner world. Having purity in your communication can purify your relationships with others. Practicing mindful communication will focus your mind and remind you to cultivate positive emotions in your heart. There are many different ways to purify your words:
– Become aware of the type and quality of the language you incorporate into your vocabulary.
– Make conscious choices to make your communication reflect positive emotions in your heart and calm your mind.
– Talk kindly to yourself and others. Refrain from gossip and negative talk.
– Make eye contact when talking to others.
– Listen and give others your full attention when they talk to you.

5) Burn the impurities
The intense self-discipline of Tapas purifies the mind and spirit through the “burning” of desires in our minds. Basically, Tapas is committing the will to a specific action that you don’t want to do; or don’t do an action you want to do. This creates a conflict between our will and the desire of our mind by producing an internal “fire” that burns our physical and mental impurities. You can harness the fiery power of Tapas in any type of cleansing practice to amplify the power of Saucha – Yogic Cleansing.

6) Kriya, intense purification practices
The six Yogic Cleansing practices called Kriya purify the body by physically removing excess mucus or phlegm. These are mainly practices that must be learned and performed under the supervision of a qualified teacher.
These techniques are:
● Neti: nasal cleansing and irrigation.
● Dhauti: cleansing of the digestive tract.
● Nauli: abdominal massage.
● Basti : colon cleansing.
● Kapalbhati: purification and vitalization of the brain.
● Trataka: cleaning the eyes
These practices aim to eliminate excesses to bring the three doshas (physical constitutions) into balance. If the doshas are already in balance, it is advised not to practice these intense cleansing practices.

We believe in collaborative relationship-based care where our Ayurvedic Doctors, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Supplement Brands, Ayurvedic Nutritionists & Chefs, Yoga, and Meditation Trainers are in sync. Contact the team who passionately works together to hold your hand in this healing journey.

Yoga in my life

Yoga for Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

Yoga in my life

“In the body and mind, lies the power to self-heal….”

I come from a family of athletes and was brought up with the philosophy that nothing is more important than your own physical & emotional well-being. As a child, I had a very active lifestyle and some of my favorite activities included swimming and football. Yoga and I go way back when I was 14 and my mom’s friend introduced me to it. Physical or mental discipline did not come naturally to me at that time and hence yoga didn’t instantly fit in, especially with my outdoor activities and energy levels. I was not very regular with yoga until a few years later.

Fast forward to student life in Switzerland, everything was awesome, new people, beautiful culture, and food, until one day I experienced very sharp lower back pain due to a 5 year old injury, which not only caused movement restrictions but also caused immense pain even for the simplest of tasks, such as sitting or leaning forward. Initially it was just a back pain, until not so soon after, it started radiating down my legs. Not only was I facing physical imbalance, but it also reflected on my emotional state of mind. Pain medications were prescribed which would only block the pain and help relieve temporary inflammation, but as soon as I stopped having them, the pain would return back with full intensity. Then I recalled my family’s words, “your body has the strength to rewire itself, just support it as it supports you”.

Yoga Increased my Metabolism

That brings us to a few weeks back when I started with basic yoga stretches for mobility, and then I realized not only did the pain go away, but I also got better at swimming, my breathing gained a rhythm better than before even while swimming and I was in charge of my fitness. Along with all that, my digestion was better than ever before, my metabolism increased and I could even see the change in my skin for the better.

My Wellness Experience with ASHAexperience

“Wellness” is a wholesome term that cannot be simply described by exercising alone. In order to be physically and emotionally balanced, not only do we require physical activity, but we also need the right nutrition that helps us balance the activity and promotes healing. This is where “the ayurvedic way of life” became an integral part of my life and I would like to thank Dr. Chitra V. Menon (Ayurvedic doctor) and Bijoya Mohanty (Co-founder) of ASHAexperience, for helping me take my healing experience even further. With the help of Dr. Chitra, I was able to identify my body type, identify the imbalances, and how simply by certain modifications, they can be corrected.

Ayurveda is more than 5000 years old ancient healing science, which works on the root cause of imbalance in our bodies, promoting a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Recently, during my first ayurvedic consultation, I got to know about my body type for the first time and how simply altering certain eating habits combined with yoga and pranayama, can create a huge positive impact in my life. Ayurveda says no food is bad food, but according to one’s body type, certain foods are better suited than others. This promotes a better functioning environment for our bodies, which in the long run, also promotes great emotional well-being.

Ayurvedic Diet Advantage

An ayurvedic diet is also known to be extremely gut-friendly. Personally, I’ve experienced when my gut is happy, my day goes happy. Some of the benefits of good gut health include clear skin, anti-aging, no indigestion which in turn leads to a satisfied mind and a healthy neurological function, also eliminating the possibilities of hormonal imbalances and stress, anxiety, depression. The benefits are a chain reaction to promoting a great sustainable environment for our wholesome wellness.

ASHA platform has a very experienced panel of doctors, yoga therapists, and nutritionists, who work together to design a customized plan for you and help you identify and rectify the imbalances in your body, for a sustainable lifestyle.

We believe in collaborative relationship-based care where our Ayurvedic Doctors, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Supplement Brands, Ayurvedic Nutritionists & Chefs, Yoga, and Meditation Trainers are in sync. Contact the team who passionately works together to hold your hand in this healing journey.