ence, and focus - the drishti. Its having the strength to pull back in order to go deeper - if that makes sense. One of the most amazing things I see in yoga is the shift that happens when a group comes together to practice. No matter if people know each other or not, or if there is 10 people or 90. At the beginning of the class its traditional to chant aum, or om - which is the universal sound and I believe the first sound of the universe. Harmony is usually a bit mixed and off at the beginning of practice. But, at the close of practice, usually about 90 minutes, and the group chants aum again, the harmony is totally in sync and beautiful. Imagine if we could get that type of harmony, alignment and balance into our work environments. The other amazing aspect of yoga is learning to hold versus run from things that feel uncomfortable. As you observe yourself in postures that are less than comfortable at times you can either breathe into it and be patient or run. As you further this aspect of the practice is flows over into other aspects of life, especially business.
I would like to explore Aikido more and will now add it to my list to get to.
There's also some work/study that was recently done on compassion training at Ameriprise. The results - revenue went up, stress went down and people felt more connected to the world as a whole - pretty amazing stuff!
btw - the type of yoga I practice is power vinyassa and great for type a's who thrive on cardio and fast movement. There is a slowness to it as well in holding postures but overall much more dynamic than other types of yoga.…