Jabong celebrates International Yoga Day by conducting ‘Chair Yoga’ for its employees
Renowned yoga expert and the youngest yoga trainer in India, Apurvaa Saxena supervised the training
New Delhi / Gurgaon, June 21, 2017: India’s leading online fashion destination, Jabong conducted a Chair Yoga session for its employees today to celebrate the 2nd International Yoga Day. The session adds to the long list of initiatives taken up by the e-tailer to enable a favourable working environment for its employees. One of the simplest forms of Yoga, the Chair Yoga is performed while sitting on a chair or while standing and using the chair as a prop. Though it does not include complex poses, Chair Yoga does ensure physical and mental activeness. Practicing Chair Yoga increases blood circulation, improves feet, toes, hand and finger movements, improves balance, stimulates the elimination of body toxins and improves posture.
Organised by Simplifit, the Chair Yoga session was supervised by renowned yoga expert and youngest yoga trainer in India, Apurvaa Saxena. With 10 years of experience as a Yoga expert, Apurvaa is listed amongst the top 5 Yoga trainers in Delhi and specializes in transformational yoga, power yoga and meditation. The sessions were conducted in two phases throughout the day and saw active participation from the employees as well as the senior leadership of Jabong. Jabong’s Chief Financial Officer Vinod Abrol and Chief Human Resources Officer, Parul Gupta were seen striking yoga postures along with the employees.
Parul Gupta, Chief Human Resources Officer, Jabong said, “Yoga is one of the oldest from of exercises known to us. We not only wanted to celebrate the International Yoga Day but also wanted our employees to have fun and see it as an entertaining exercise rather than forcing them to do it. It has been our constant endeavor to introduce new initiatives for our employees to provide them with a conducive work environment and we felt that Chair Yoga was something that would not only destress them but also add to their effectiveness at work.”
The United Nations General Assembly had declared an international day for Yoga in 2014 while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested 21 June as the day to commemorate the same.
Jabong runs several employee-engagement weekly initiatives such as Sport Tournaments-Jabong Premier League (Cricket), AntiSpin (Table Tennis) etc., Festival Celebrations, Food Walks, Haunted Walks, etc. It also offers its employees an in-house crèche, gym, indoor games, flexi-timings, work from home for women and so on. Jabong was also one of the first e-commerce companies to announce the extension of its maternity leave benefit program from 12 to 26 weeks.