Yoga is an exercise that creates a balance between the body, mind and soul. As a result of this practice our mental, physical and spiritual imbalances become balanced. As an entrepreneur all these three aspects in you need to be insync for you to be productive.
Anamaria Guerra Forero, a yoga instructor who offers yoga classes to Nairobi Garage members in Westlands and Ngong Road branches speaks to us about why Yoga should be your exercise of choice and the benefits it can bring you in relation to your productivity and creativity.
The meaning of yoga is union. The union between body and mind. So personally, I find yoga very powerful as a holistic way to exercise your body but also to train your mind to live in the present. Often we are living in our thoughts, worrying about life, about what has not happened, living in the future or in the past, in our own created stories, and not living life in the present.
Yoga helps you connect with it. To be more mindfulness in every moment of life, that is the goal, transcend from the practice on the mat, to a daily, moment to moment, yoga / connection.
What type of yoga do you teach?
Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. It is a type of yoga that stands for leadership, community, service, possibility and transformation…on and off the mat.
“In 1940, Walt Baptiste and his son Baron founded Baptiste Yoga. The asana or physical parts of the practice are inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar, whom Baron Baptiste studied with personally from a young age. Baron took what he learned from these great eastern teachers and created a style of yoga that worked to empower, strengthen, and stretch the bodies and minds of modern westerners.
Baptiste Power Yoga has three main elements; asana, the physical practice of yoga postures; meditation, the practice of focusing the mind; and inquiry, the practice of self-transformation. These three elements encourage students to step into their full potential by discovering their passions, creativity, and developing the confidence to step into new and big possibilities in their lives.”
How would you say yoga contributes to the success of an individual in business on a daily basis?
Yoga helps train your mind. With yoga you are able to balance out your worries and your stress. This is because when working out, your main attention is getting your body to stretch to levels that are expected during the session. Through meditation, you are able to channel and train all your thoughts to make better decisions.
So yes, yoga can certainly give your mind clarity as well as help you focus on the now! Through yoga, you’re able to control your emotions. I highly recommend meditation for any professional because it gives you clarity and mindfulness.