Are You a Mindful Leader?

Mindful.org defines mindfulness as “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” Mindful leadership is a leadership style in which...

Wisdom of the body

One of my yoga teachers would ask me to close my eyes while doing a posture. When I reached what seemed to me, my limit of that posture, he would ask me to breathe into the resistance I felt. And sure enough, I could go a bit deeper into the posture after that. He...

Pattern of serenity

Of all the positive emotions, I treasure serenity the most. When I am serene, my cup of life seems full and I do not want to stop drinking from it. I do not think any definition does justice to this emotion. Here are a few things that make me serene –...

Mind your head

Recently, I had recommended taking 5 deep breaths 3 times a day, to a coaching client. In the following session, I asked him if he had practiced it. He got excited and said, “Yes, it gives me a lot of relief! I have been doing it many times a day.” He could not...

Meditation

How to manage stress is a common conversation in these times of uncertainty, isolation, and fear caused by COVID 19. Everyone has their mechanism to deal with stress The practices, that I find helpful are – YogaDoing what is in my control, e.g., following the advice...