From Stress to Strength: How Yoga Can Boost Productivity?

“It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

A busy corporate professional, who often complains about how the 24 hours in a day are inadequate and unforgiving, is unlikely to agree with the Mahatma. Some may even get offended. However, only if you could read between the lines would you appreciate the depth of these words.

June 21st is celebrated as International Yoga Day, during which almost every corporate organizes a session with a yoga expert who teaches breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques. The instructor and their teachings are only remembered once a year. Our busy schedules and tight deadlines turn what should be a regular daily habit into an annual event, which you might call the Yoga Anniversary. At Sacumen, we strive to transform the hypothetical Yoga Anniversary into a daily habit. However, let us first understand the “why” behind it before moving on to the “how.”

Why Transform Yoga Anniversary into a Daily Habit?

In the times when six-packs and toned bodies are being marketed like exquisite showpieces, what value would breathing, stretching, and assuming postures of animals bring to the conference table?


A one-word, concise, and terse answer.

Let us now discuss the ‘how’ of it.


5 Ways in which Yoga Can Motivate you to Boost Productivity

1. By stimulating creativity and innovation

With the advent of Industry 4.0, emerging technologies such as Machine Learning, AI, Cybersecurity, Robotics, and Automation are replacing redundant and mundane jobs. In the years to come, creativity and innovation will become the most sought-after virtues in the corporate realm. Yoga practices, known since time immemorial, have been recognized for stimulating creativity and fostering out-of-the-box thinking. Therefore, dedicating an hour a day to yoga promotes mindfulness and encourages new perspectives in problem-solving, making you increasingly productive with each passing day.

2. By preventing ailments related to posture

Speak to medical professionals, and they will disclose that back pain, stiff necks, and frozen shoulders are common ailments among corporate professionals today. Yoga postures are known to be the panacea for all the ailments resulting from bad posture and faulty ergonomics. By alleviating physical discomfort, employees can maintain good posture and sufficient flexibility to go the extra mile when it comes to extending their time at work during busy deployment or escalation periods.

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
(~ An American English Proverb)

3. By promoting workforce camaraderie

A typical scene during Yoga Day celebrations is the gathering of employees to interact and participate in yoga sessions. This not only breaks down communication barriers but also fosters a sense of camaraderie, promoting positive relationships among colleagues. Just like a family that eats together, lives together; so, do the colleagues that participate together boost their productivity together—in a symbiotic manner.

4. By augmenting your cognitive abilities

Yoga practices, such as deep breathing and meditation, are known worldwide as the best ways to calm the mind, enhance mental clarity, and improve concentration. Learn them on Yoga Day and practice regularly to enhance your cognitive abilities, including focus and memory. In no time, you’ll witness your productivity soar like the mercury in a thermometer dipped in hot coffee!

5. By ensuring work-life balance

Work-life balance is one of the most trending topics (right after film industry shenanigans), not only within the cubicles and corridors of the corporate world but also outside of it. Yoga Day celebrations provide an opportunity for this topic to resurface after being buried deep down for a year. There is an atmosphere of a holistic approach to well-being, with regular practice of yoga aiming to balance the personal and professional lives of your workforce. This leads to increased satisfaction and motivation, ultimately ensuring heightened productivity in their work.

A Wrap Up – Obstacles, Opportunities, and Roadmap

There isn’t a speck of doubt that yoga can enhance your productivity. The only obstacle lies in the lack of commitment and action to incorporate it into your regular routine. At Sacumen, we realize this and have, in fact, come up with a solution. Instead of practicing yoga once a year, we are committed to having a monthly collaborative session where we will motivate our employees to incorporate yoga into their daily routines. As a Great Place to Work certified company, we are ready to go the extra mile in creating value in the lives of our workforce even more effectively.

The roadmap, therefore, is quite simple: learn as much as you can from the Yoga Day session, integrate it into your daily life, and continue to boost your productivity and well-being. Remember, a good life and a good job are nothing but an eternal work in progress!