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Six Sigma and Pranayam

If we think of human beings as a system and our internal organs as the processes that must take place every day for us to be our best selves, then using the Six Sigma DMAIC template as part of your daily life is easy to implement.

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As people get older, it is fair to say that they are going to have medical problems, and it will be with their internal organs such as their heart, kidneys, brain, or lungs. They will spend upteen amounts of money in medical costs, but in America Medicare will take care of a bulk of it. But they will experience discomfort and still spend some of their money and possibly have a family member help to take care of them or hire a nurse. The bottom line is that this is not “living” your best life.

Why don’t Americans exercise their internal organs? There are breathing exercises called pranayam, and it has been around for 2,500+ years. They truly work; in fact, there have been studies on the practice. Mind you, these studies were on chronically ill patients who were suffering from kidney disease, and after six months on this pranayam program, improvements were made.

Now, if we included these exercises as part of our daily processes that could make our system glide and make things easier to do, (i.e. cut down on our production time, save money by not having to go to the doctor and instead spend money on enjoying life) wouldn’t that be a great plan? Mental health would improve by being happy, because you feel better than ever!

This could save the United States billions of dollars per year. If improvements were made on chronically ill patients, imagine how effective it would be as a preventive measure.

Use pranayam as part of the DMAIC template in your daily life and watch what happens.

D-Define

M-Measure

A-Analyze

I-Improve

C-Control 

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