Techies told to turn to yoga, meditation to beat stress
Bangalore: Turn to yoga and meditation at work place to beat stress levels and fight health blues, says an IT industry veteran to techies.
Impressed by the value yoga adds in his own company in terms enhancing enthusiasm and output, Chairman of city-based IT firm MindTree, Ashok Soota, says the practice certainly helped the firm`s professionals energise themselves.Asked about the tendency by a section of IT industry to brush under carpet health concerns of young professionals triggered by long hours of work before computers, he pointed out that the sector literally employs millions of people.
"I would not necessarily speak for the BPO sector and its 24X7 pressures", Soota, a past President of Manufacturers` Association of Information Technology and Confederation of Indian Industry, said.
But in the IT services space, there were a few cases but by and large, hard-working people were able to lead a very balanced life and managed their stress levels well."Now, within that, you need to create orientation. For example, in MindTree we have a programme called healthy minds & healthy body focusing on people to improve the things, running programmes on yoga and meditation", Soota said.