What is it about?

The outbreak of COVID-19 and its associated measures has resulted in a sizeable working population transitioning to working from home (WFH), bringing additional challenges, and increasing work-related stress. Research has indicated that yoga has promising potential in reducing stress in the workplace. Online yoga intervention can help people WFH manage stress and enhance wellbeing and coping abilities.

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Why is it important?

In the current circumstances of evolving social distancing, it is important to look at remote delivery of yoga interventions for people working from home.

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We all are currently suffering from a pandemic, and most working individuals are working from home. This change in working culture has imposed additional challenges on us. Therefore, it is important to explore the impact of online holistic interventions in reducing workforce stress. I hope you find this article interesting and the one that would encourage you to take up stress reduction programs.

VIPIN WADHEN
University of Westminster

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This page is a summary of: Feasibility and outcome of an online streamed yoga intervention on stress and wellbeing of people working from home during COVID-19, Work, June 2021, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/wor-205325.
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