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Yoga's impact on entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship is a daring adventure that can take you places you never imagined. As much as it’s a rewarding lifestyle, it’s also a tough one that can take a toll if we are not mindful. I wish people told entrepreneurs that staying mentally balanced is as important as staying fit. When it comes to entrepreneurs, it’s easy to notice that the life-work balance is prioritized based on work. There’s a difference between working out in the gym and then taking some time to work on the mind.

I would always recommend yoga to entrepreneurs, as they experience a work lifestyle balance. Yoga has become popular both for its physical benefits and its philosophical dimension. Yoga helps people be more at peace and see the full range of possibilities in life. It also can be a great break from intense work-life and allow you to reflect on something else. I also would like to clarify that yoga is not only body movement/ stretches; it includes a level of meditation, exercises, diet, self-realization. Here is a couple of benefits of practicing ancient yoga within your entrepreneurship journey.

Stress Management

As an entrepreneur who works late, brainstorming and using brain waves frequently tends to stress periodically. Even if you wanted to run away from the stress, you would not be able to elude it. Different yoga positions create a flow of relaxation that releases tension from the body. It’s like stretching, and then you feel all loose. Same concepts but more body and mind enable. The focus of the body movement reverts your mind’s focus on an external flow.

Obtaining A Balance

Most entrepreneurs will lecture how their routines are out of wack and need a rest day. Yoga practice helps maintain proper balance by aligning the body flow to gravitate more. Meaning you will begin to see fluidity in your breathing, posture, attitude, positive thoughts, and much more body effects. The body is a funny system to understand with so many things that affect each other. To help one, you must help the rest, which equals a healthy balance.

Emotional Control

Yoga is the act of becoming one with yourself, like many teachers, scientists, and cultures comment. Yoga helps maintain a mental balance, which also means an emotional balance. With so many emotions tied to the different thoughts, entrepreneurs have daily. Sometimes, an entrepreneur gets heated quickly, even for a tiny adjustment. It sometimes overwhelms the individual so much; they will crash and lose their cool. Yoga practices make you realize your emotional level and help with different techniques that calm you down. Meaning you will be more aware of your emotional reactions and others.

How Does It Help As An Entrepreneur?

As entrepreneurs, we are always thinking about the future things we need to do while figuring out how to enhance our current ways. Yoga helps entrepreneurs strengthen their focus, creates a hype attitude, and helps to diversify their work.

4 Basic Yoga Movements Fit for Entrepreneurs

We entrepreneurs are always out and about that sometimes we take our health for granted. In the end, we’re stressed, feeling stuffy, and overall tired from a day’s busy work. These yoga movements will help us to slow things down, recenter our minds and bodies, and above all, feel relaxed and energized. Bonus! We can do these movements without leaving our workstations while sitting down. So, no excuses. Let’s go!

1. Chakrasana/Wheel Pose

  • Get a chair, preferably one that doesn’t entirely cover your back, to sit comfortably. Next, stretch your arms backward. Breathe in as you do the movement, and exhale as you release from the position. This pose is fantastic for working out your wrists to shoulders, chest to abdomen, and your legs

2. Side Stretch

  • While sitting down on a chair, twist your upper body to the left then to the right. Repeat 15 times. You can also stretch each side of your body for another 15 reps to add more challenge to the movement.

3. Seated Chest Opener

  • Sit on the edge of your chair, stretch your arms on your back, and lock your hands in. When you inhale, lift your hands upwards and away from your back. As you do so, gently lift your chin from your chest. Lower your hands when you exhale. Repeat at least twice.

4. Seated Forward Fold

  • Put both hands on top of your thighs take a deep breath. When you exhale, roll your upper body, neck, and head forward to your hips. Let your arms hang down as you try to touch the floor. Hold that position until you relax. You slowly come back to a sitting place as you inhale. Repeat when necessary.

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