Introducing the Y-Break Protocol for Chair Yoga

The Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, Welfare Division, has issued an office memorandum regarding the adoption and promotion of a short duration yoga protocol called Y-Break at the workplace.

The Y-Break protocol, introduced by the Ministry of Ayush, aims to help individuals de-stress, refresh, and refocus while at work. The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of Ayush, has developed a new feature called Y Break@Workplace – Yoga at Chair, specifically designed for busy officials who are unable to practice yoga outside their offices.

This protocol allows individuals to benefit from yoga exercises while sitting in their office chairs. The Y-Break@Workplace protocol is available on YouTube and the Yoga portal of the Ministry of Ayush. All Ministries and Departments of the Government of India are requested to widely disseminate this information among their employees, including those working in attached and subordinate offices.

Adopting and promoting the short duration Protocol (Y-Break) for people at work place – Yoga at Chair

No. 32/09/2023-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Welfare Division

Room No.385, 3rd Floor
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 12 June, 2023

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Adopting and promoting the short duration Protocol (Y-Break) for people at work place – Yoga at Chair – regarding.

Y Break at workplace was introduced by 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. 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. 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 refresh, de-stress and refocus (available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lqQQ3yUjnyM, https://youtu.be/2zBEUqc7nCc https://youtu.be/aqYJR8HnSJI, https://youtu.be/I8YBnxWjHbg, and also at the Yoga portal: https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/Y-Break/)

  1. In order to spread awareness about short duration Yoga protocol namely Y Break@Workplace – Yoga at Chair, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are requested for wide dissemination of above development (link shared above) amongst their employees including employees of attached and subordinate under their control.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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