Air India introduces yoga sessions for its newly-recruited cabin crew and pilots.
Every crew member currently being trained has to attend yoga sessions in the morning at 6.30 am, a senior Air India official said.
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These types of solutions are increasingly adapted by Asian airlines.
NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government’s penchant for yoga has rubbed off to the state-run carrier Air India. The airline has introduced yoga sessions for its newly-recruited cabin crew and pilots that are currently undergoing training. It is also planning to organise a two-day workshop for its senior management comprising of the rank of general managers.
Every crew member currently being trained has to attend yoga sessions in the morning at 6.30 am.
“We have introduced yoga for the first time in our training module for pilots and cabin crew, as we believe that yoga brings in a sense of discipline as well as helps cope better with the stress of the job. This is true for each one of us,” said the official, who did not want to be identified. Let’s work together & make 1st ever International Day of Yoga a success. I request people from all walks of life to participate.”
In Europe or the United States, techniques of this type still sound very strange, and perhaps culturally they did not have a rapid adaptation, but there is no doubt that little by little they will have a place as techniques to combat stress and as a consequence fatigue. Either yoga or similar techniques also come to be contemplated within the new regulations regarding the treatment of alcohol and drugs to crew members and recovery and re-adaptation techniques.
In Demo Aviation we will begin to bet on it, and shortly (about january) we will offer quality training.