After recovering from two back injuries over the past year, I learned the hard way the importance of stretching and relaxing your muscles.
I turned to yoga to help with my recovery and quickly realized there is way more to this practice than meets the eye. Not only did my back pain start to fade, I saw many other physical and mental benefits. Both my breathing and digestion improved noticeably, and so much more.
Despite the benefits, I started every session with impatience.
Yoga takes full concentration and it was hard to fully step away from work, technology and… life! For the first 5 to 10 minutes of each session, all I could think was, “I should be working.”
As time went on, I realized how much I enjoyed it and how much I needed to step away. The impact of yoga went beyond physical. It was both mental and spiritual.
As I was always attentive to the meaning and essence behind the poses, I learned a lot about the practice.
But it was when I started taking some of the teachings into my work life that I realized there are a lot of elements that, if implemented in business, can set off a positive transformational shift.