Yoga and Project Management

Yoga helps Project Management
Yoga helps Project Management

Yoga and Project Management –True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love

In ‘PPP105: The History and Benefits of Yoga for Project Managers’ I review a brief history of Yoga, the benefits millions if not billions of people have reaped from Yoga and talk about the practical benefits Project Managers can get from starting their own Yoga practice.

LISTEN HERE – PPP105: Brief History of Yoga and The Benefits for Project Managers

In this episode I use the following list from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Hopkins Yoga BenefitProject Manager Yoga Benefit
1. Improve strength, balance and flexibilityBetter prepared to rollup our sleeves and support go-lives
2. Back pain reliefImproved posture when creating documents and presentations
3. Ease arthritisRelief from using the keyboard and mouse all day
4. Improve heart healthBetter able to respond to issues and accept escalations
5. Relaxation and better sleep A more prepared PM to deal with the unknowns of the project
6. More energy and brighter moodsBetter focus to facilitate task completion
7. Healthier eatingHealthier snack and meal choices for PMs and project teams
8. Connect with othersChance for PMs to meet folks outside of their day-to-day routine
9. Better self-careHealthier PMs in the industry

Whether you wake up with tight hamstrings from sitting in an office chair, you’re sore from a rough workout or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or need a way to better manage your stress and improve sleep, Yoga has a loooooooong track record of providing positive effects for its practitioners.

So put Yoga in scope, keep it on budget by using free routines from YouTube or inexpensive ones from Amazon and keep Yoga on schedule as you develop your daily exercise and wellness routine.

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