Yoga is a practice that originated in India that helps balance your mind and body through breathing exercises, postures, and different exercises.
It’s well known that Yoga has many health benefits and calms your mind but did you know you can use it as a coach?
Here are five ways yoga can help you as a coach :-
Clarity of Mind🧘
Yoga uses breathing techniques and asanas to help clear your mind and focus on a singular point. It uses many methods that make you feel relaxed at the end of the session. Most of the asanas in yoga require you to clear your mind of stray thoughts and let yourself just be and focus inwards. Several methods can be used after a harrowing session or to take a small break between long sessions to rejuvenate your body and mind.
Use it as a tool in your coaching🧘
Yoga is a relaxing practice, shown to have a calming effect on most people. You can use yoga techniques on your clients to calm them down before their session. For example- doing simple meditation before the coaching session. Yoga can help your clients open up about complex problems without placing blame on anyone and assessing themselves. Yoga will also help your clients have a better grasp of their emotions and more self-awareness.
Being a coach involves listening to other people’s problems and understanding their emotions. This can be harrowing on your own mental health and after a long day, it can greatly benefit coaches to unwind and center their minds.
A lot of asanas of yoga help you switch off your emotions, it can be a relief to free your mind for some time. It also helps to maintain your own mental health in the face of problems you face.
Doing yoga regularly helps you have a stable emotional and mental state.
In this new world, most of us work from home and remain in stagnant positions throughout the day on our screens. This can have a negative effect on your health.
Yoga is useful for increasing your flexibility and relaxing your muscles. It’s an easy way to keep yourself fit and healthy.
Doing even half an hour of yoga every day is a big step in the right direction.
Reduces stress and anxiety🧘
As coaches we listen to our client’s troubles and emotional baggage and often carry it with us. This can lead to stress, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts, Yoga helps reduce the intensity of them and allows us to focus on ourselves and let a lot of the baggage go. Studies have shown regular use of yoga and meditation leads to better mental health.
Pranayam is one such branch of yoga that helps us master various breathing techniques through concentration and relaxation.
Yoga is a practice that improves your body, mind, and soul. This Yoga Day, let’s make a pledge to start practicing this old practice and take a moment away from our chaotic lives to breathe and do yoga.