Tech firm starts yoga for its employees
First Published: 10 Jul 2009 08:21:07 AM IST
HYDERABAD: In today’s corporate world it is extremely important for employees to identify with
the company they work for and its brand value in the market.
AppLabs, too has started on emplo yee engagement initiatives enabling employees to make an
emotional connect with the service offerings and align the employee mindset with the
organisational goals and objectives.
The company recently started special yoga session - Self Management of Excessive Tension
(SMET) for their employees as part of their employee engagement initiative. These are simple
and easy exercises based on yogic principles for developing ability to cope with stress, anxiety
The SMET programme includes - easy postures with slow rhythmic breathing; Cyclic meditation,
which is based on alternate stimulation through asanas and relaxation leading to release of
stress; and deep relaxation. Over 100 associates of AppLabs have enrolled to this program
taught by Dr. Sai Kumar, noted yoga guru.
“Yoga can play a pivotal role as part of an employer‘s overall efforts to promote wellness,
effective team spirit and prevent stress among employees.
It also can dovetail nicely with an employer‘ s initiatives to encourage employees to take more
personal responsibility for their overall health and health care decision-making,” Reema Sarin,
AVP, marketing of AppLabs said. She further added that “the classes have been of immense help
to our employees with back pain, anxiety, depression, arthritis, heart disease and fatigue,”