NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked all its employees to adopt and promote a new yoga protocol for the people at workplace.
In an order, the personnel ministry has asked all central government ministries/ departments to take a short duration ‘Y-Break – Yoga at office chair’ to de-stress, refresh and refocus.
The officials can now benefit themselves while sitting in their office chair by practicing a short duration Yoga protocol namely “Y-Break@workplace yoga” at chair to rejuvenate themselves.
“Y-Break at workplace was introduced by the Ministry of AYUSH with an aim to get de-stressed, refreshed and re-focused at the workplace. The feedback of the protocol has been very encouraging. The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH has added new features for the officials, who owing to their busy schedule, cannot go out and practice Yoga,” said the order dated June 12.
Furthermore, all ministries/ departments have been requested for wide dissemination of this new protocol among their employees to spread awareness about the “Y-Break@workplace – yoga at chair”.
The Y-Break protocol consists of a few ‘light’ practices, which include ‘asanas’ (postures), ‘pranayama’ (breathing techniques) and ‘dhyana’ (meditation) that can be done by taking a few minutes break from work. It has been carefully developed by eminent experts and a tested protocol
The order also mentions the YouTube link of the protocol https://youtu.be/1qQQ3yUjnyM, https://youtu.be/2zBEUqc7nCc, https://youtu.be/aqYJR8HnSJI, https://youtu.be/I8YBnxWjHbg, and also the Yoga portal https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/Y-Break/.
(With inputs from agencies)





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