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How the Balance of Yoga and Meditation Can Motivate You for Success



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Everyone has goals for themselves in life. Sometimes, they are able to achieve them and sometimes they are not. When they are not able to achieve goals, anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia can take over. Mental illness often gives rise to physical illness as the toxins produced by stress attack the weaker areas of your body. Physical and mental illness might affect your personal and professional lives.

While dealing with so much going around, you become stagnant and forget to climb the ladder of your career and life. But, I will ask you one thing, why is climbing the ladder so important? Who made this ladder? Society or yourself? While we work hard day and night for success, we tend to forget what success really means to us. It can mean something different for everybody. 

Working towards success is not about losing yourself. It’s about building yourself while you work towards it. But how do you build yourself and keep calm while moving towards success? The answer to this is not one but two: yoga and meditation.

Below, you can find 6 points as to how the balance of yoga and meditation motivates you to achieve success:

1. Management of stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety are not just hitting young adults and older people, but also the children and adolescents. It could be due to various reasons, some of which can be technology, abusive parents, stress at home, and bullying at schools. Early childhood is the foundation of our personality and development. So, remember if you go home stressed from work, it will be transferred on to your children. Children pick up emotions and characteristics of their parents. 

It’s important to learn to manage stress and anxiety as early as possible. Yoga and meditation not only reduce stress and anxiety, but also teach you how to manage them. Learning yoga with your family will be helpful and offer an enriched experience as it will make the environment in your home stress free. It will also help you sleep better at night which will make you energetic and refreshed the next morning.

2. Positive outlook

Yoga helps you maintain a positive attitude about your life. Meditation and breathing exercises will make you more conscious about yourself and your actions. Yoga and meditation are not only about body stretches and breathing in and out. They are also a way of life and the benefits are long lasting. Keeping a positive outlook trains your mind in a way that you are able to achieve your goals. It makes you grateful about your life and by looking at the brighter side of life, you move closer towards success. 

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Increase focus

Focus is of utmost importance to achieve success in life. Breathing exercises and meditation will help in relaxing your mind and body while energizing your parasympathetic nervous system. You will learn to let go of the burden you are holding in your mind and focus on the important aspects in life. A relaxed mind helps you to sleep better. Additionally, it will help increase your focus.

4. Physically and mentally fit 

If you are physically and mentally fit, you won’t be ill as often. Yoga helps deal with many diseases and ailments like heart disease, menstrual cycle imbalance, blood pressure, diabetes. It helps in achieving a healthy weight and regulates ‘happy’ hormones. Yoga increases the flow of blood and oxygen in the body and improves the circulatory system. It helps in providing oxygenated blood to every single cell of your body, thereby eliminating the probability of falling ill regularly.

5. Increases confidence and productivity

As you learn the yoga poses, you tend to go a step further to achieve the next level of poses. In order to master a difficult pose, you push your mind and body for it. When you are able to achieve it, your self-confidence increases automatically as you think you can handle even more difficult situations in your life. Yoga makes you resistant to stress and develops inner strength and mind control.

A healthy body and mind are directly proportional to increased productivity at work. By decreasing your stress and anxiety, you will increase your competence and take less sick days. Employers should encourage the practice of yoga at their companies as it will have a positive impact on the productivity and efficiency of their employees.

“Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.” – Judith Hanson Lasater

6. Self awareness and mindfulness 

Yoga and meditation teaches you to have a balanced life. Meditation and breathing exercises make you more aware and mindful about your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. By learning to be mindful, you will be able to focus on the present rather than worrying about what has not happened yet. It helps you to clear the mental clutter and helps you to appreciate the present moment and focus on it while building upon your future.

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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator



Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.


2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.


3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.


4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.


5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.


6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.


7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.


8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.


9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.


10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.


11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.


12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.


13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.


14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.


15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.


16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.


17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.


18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.


19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.


20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.


By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

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