- Yoga relieves stress and restores health
- Meditate for a fresh outlook
As a planner, you are all too familiar with the stress and anxiety that often accompanies your job responsibilities. Time and again, your chosen career pops up on “most stressful jobs” lists.
There are any number of ways to deal with the stress your job brings. Have you considered practicing yoga to alleviate some of that stress?
Countless videos can be found on YouTube that will guide you through poses and breathing techniques. A quick search on Pinterest will give you more results than you’ll probably know what to do with, but there’s a wealth of information there for beginners.
There are some basic, universal poses that are great for beginners:
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
You can find step-by-step instructions for these poses and their health benefits at places like yogajournal.com.
Meditation and breathing are important aspects of yoga. And you can meditate without the poses if that’s more your style. Take five or 10 minutes, or as much time as you need, and sit, cross-legged, with your hands resting on your knees and your eyes closed. Turn everything off and focus on your breathing. Consider guided meditation, where an instructor walks you through it step-by-step. You may not think you have time to spare with your hectic meeting/event schedule, but it really only takes a few minutes to quiet and calm your mind, allowing you to get back to work with a fresh outlook.
“The key is to practice,” said Swanson. “The more you practice the poses and meditation, the easier it becomes.” Namaste.