Yoga combines breathing exercises, meditation, and poses proven to benefit mental and physical health. [healthline.com]
The list of the benefits of yoga is long. Yoga can strengthen your muscles and improve flexibility. You can begin a yoga practice anytime and poses (asanas) can be scaled for any skill level.
Self-care as a business strategy.
In 2020, I incorporated self-care as a business strategy. Yoga is a priority activity for me to block time for on my calendar. If you search >yoga< on my Google calendar it will populate a robust record number of entries.
A few benefits of yoga that are meaningful to me include stress relief, improved mindset, mindfulness, and restoration.
I celebrate the portability of my Virtual Assistant business and the fact yoga can also be done on the go. #win-win
Read more about my yoga journey in the blog, BC – Before Cheryl.
Too much on your plate?
Take a breather.
Start with breathing. Yes, it’s that simple. Four Square Breathing is the easiest to remember and perform. Ideally, do Four Square Breathing while seated with eyes closed.
Begin by slowly exhaling all your air out. Then, gently inhale through your nose to a slow count of 4. Hold at the top of the breath for a count of 4. Then gently exhale through your mouth for a count of 4. [zencare.co]
5 Best Yoga Poses (Asanas) for Virtual Assistants
Have a seat.
Simplified description: Chair Pose, a standing squat
Sitting down on the job?
Stand up! #sittingisthenewsmoking
Simplified description: Mountain Pose, standing vertically
Time-out for wrists.
3. Anjali Mudra
Simplified description: hands meet in “prayer position”
Staring at the screen? You’re focused and forgetting to blink?
Flutter eyelids and fold.
Simplified description: Standing forward bend
Need to unplug?
Energize a second wind.
5. Utthita Tadasana
Simplified description: Strike a power pose.
Celebrating the flexibility of being a Virtual Assistant!
Or, bending over backward for clients!
Bonus: Chakrasana or Urdhva Dhanurasana
Simplified description: backbend (advanced)
Everything is in balance.
Along with balancing your business books, keeping your mind-body in tune is key to being an active and proactive administrative professional.
Namaste! Let me know your thoughts on self-care as a business strategy.