Saturday, March 26, 2011

Boss yoga

Every time I think I may have taken yoga as far as I can—or it’s taken me as far as it can—I realize there are more lessons to learn and more applications to put them into practice. At work, where I took on more managerial duties than usual this week, I realized how important it is to keep breathing, slow down. In the physical practice of yoga, there’s a rule of thumb that your breath is your guide to how hard to push. If you’re holding your breath or breathing high and fast, you need to back off. If you’re breathing easily, you should stay where you are or increase the challenge. There were a few hours this week when I was so stressed out, I think I inhaled about once every 15 minutes. Sadly, in situations like these, I rarely think about yoga, much less try to apply it. 

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