Yoga was once something that was practiced by Eastern religions and hippies. Today, it is practiced by everyday people from every religion and walk of life. Business-minded folks are finding that yoga is great for their busy lifestyles, and while the stretching is good for the muscles, the relaxation is good for the mind. A calm, happy mind produced better business decisions, which helps all of us have better lives.
Yoga does not have the be complicated; in fact, many aspects of this practice are mental. This can help those not only in need of a calming presence, but also those in need of finding their inner selves. Yoga teaches many mantras, and these can be implemented into a business lifestyle. The mantra to persevere when things get tough isn’t something that only yogis preach, but this message may influence those in tough business situations stay calm. Staying calm when something goes wrong during a shopping trip is one thing, but keeping calm when a huge order of supplies is delivered to the wrong customer is something larger that can be hard to overcome. The calming message of perseverance can help executives calmly find a solution to their problems.
Self-doubt is something that can crush a business-minded individual, and yoga teaches against this. Yoga teaches “righteous livelihood”, which not only doing something right, but doing it right with total confidence and precision. This should not have to be stated, but for many the fear of failing can cause them to do something half-way, and not invest themselves 100% into their dream. This can cause a business to fail, and it can cause a negative mindset which can carry into other aspects of ones’ life.
Yoga also teaches that “there is a way through every block”. Do not let obstacles shut you down. Either find a way to go around them – which is typically not the way to go – or go through it, which is the hard way to accomplish a goal. The hard way is something that many steer clear of, but it is the best way to accomplish your goal. Not only can you accomplish your goals, but you can learn valuable life and business lessons along the way.
Many businesses are incorporating yoga classes into their schedules. While the image of bending and stretching into poses with your office mate may not be what you want in your mind, many business-minded yoga classes incorporate the mental aspect of the practice and not the physical. This can not only calm your mind, but make the bonding experience with your co workers a good experience.
Yoga is a mainstay in many communities, and the business world is no different. While the image of a business man morphing into yoga poses may make some chuckle, many yoga techniques are not physical, but rather mental. This change in mentality can improve your business life, and you do not risk a pulled muscle or other injury to give it a try.