The idea of achieving Work-Life balance is at the heart of both our yoga practice on our mats, and of taking our yoga into our lives as a whole. Instead of searching for 'work-life balance' yoga teaches us to explore the balance between being present and getting through the day quickly so we can rest and start over the next day. Slow down, concentrate on your work and be mindful so it gets done right the first time. By doing this, you’ll soon realize how much extra time you have for your body to move off the mat.
If practiced often, using yoga and meditation as an outlet to the stress of daily life will become robotic. Meaning, if you do it often enough, you will begin to notice that a day without it just doesn’t seem right. This is my reality, and I crave the daily practice so much that I notice I am productive at work so that maybe…just maybe…I give myself an extra 30 minutes to hit the mat. My dedication to work is prevalent because of my dedication to my yoga practice. I succeed at work because I make it a point to slow down, breathe, let go of expectations, consciously listen, receive, and be engaged. These are all things we learn and cultivate in yoga. Our teachers talk about all of these attributes every time we walk into the studio. This is how I take my yoga practice into my work-life and I use these attributes as a guide every step of the way.
While there is no one-size-fits-all for achieving a work-life balance, there are things we can do throughout our day to keep things real.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.