Yoga is an ancient practice with origins stretching back thousands of years in India. It is designed to help achieve a more positive outlook on life and a focused, permanent sense of serenity and peace. The word ‘yoga’ itself means ‘union’ and ‘union with the divine’.
There are multiple reasons for doing yoga that include;
- Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
- Reduces stress and tension
- Boosts self esteem
- Improves concentration and creativity
- Lowers fat
- Improves circulation
- Stimulates the immune system
- Creates sense of well being and calm
Many successful CEOs who practice yoga to bring out their best ontinue to urge the public to do this spiritual practice.
Here is a list of those who do
Russell Simmons, Co-Founder Def Jam, Founder Phat Farm..Rap mogul and Def Jam co-founder has a website dedicated to Yoga.Simmons discovered yoga by accident 23 years ago. In a move that would later change his life, Simmons went to Steve Ross’s studio, a monk turned yoga teacher who “played hip-hop and never talked too much about scripture.”“I went there because of girls, and loud rap music,” Simmons explained. One of only two men in a group of 60 women, Simmons figured his chances to meet someone were pretty high, however, the entrepreneur got a lot more from the class than just a date. Until he was 30, Simmons was a heavy drug user and he described feeling “high as hell” coming out of the studio. “I found a new high, presence and awareness. And it was amazing,” Simmons remembered.
Sergey Brin, Co-Founder, GOOGLE, Inc..While at Stanford, he tried out a variety of different sports, including in-line skating, skiing, gymnastics, and trapeze. He spent so much time on his various physical activities that his father once asked him if he had chosen any advanced courses of study. There have been plenty of stories of him arriving to meetings in rollerblades, and his go-to outfit appears to be workout clothes and Vibram FiveFingers barefoot shoes. He sometimes walks around on his hands, just for fun.
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn..Jeff Weiner, the charismatic CEO of the enormously popular and fast-growing social network LinkedIn, has called compassion the first rule of management. Where did he learn that? From the Dalai Lama.
Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor, Actress, and Philanthropist..Oprah once explained that “Meditation is about getting still enough to know the difference between the voice and you. It’s a heightened state of being that lets whatever you’re doing be your best life, from moment to astonishing moment.”
Indian Prime Minister Modi..He always strikes a pose during the International yoga day every June.