Career Yoga: Alignment

Over the past few weeks, we have discussed the four of the five principles of  Career Yoga: balance, support, strength and flexibility. Each principle has three key questions associated with it:


  • How can I become more financially free?
  • How can I become more physically free?
  • How can I become more emotionally free?


  • How can I create healthier relationships with people who challenge me?
  • How can I create healthier relationships with people who support me?
  • How can I build a more developed network?


  • What are my natural talents?
  • What am I curious about?
  • What moves me to tears?


  • Am I holding on to things I need to let go of?
  • Am I open to new options?
  • Am I willing to stretch?

The last and most important of the five principles is alignment and before we answer the questions, let me introduce you to the concepts of my remarkable work umbrella:



Unremarkable work is not sustainable emotionally and/or financially. You know you are in unremarkable work if you are feeling drained, most of the time. Remarkable work is work that offers both economic and emotional benefits. Under the umbrella of remarkable work there are two types of work. Soul Work is the best possible use of you passions and purpose. I believe everyone can figure out their own version of soul work, if they are willing to make the search a priority. Defining your Soul Work is the goal of  Career Yoga and a key to mastering your own career. Bridge Work, is work that allows you to pursue your Soul Work. Sometimes Bridge Work provides the education you need to make your Soul Work a professional pursuit and other times if provides financial support.  Sometimes it can provide both. For example, I have clients who know their soul work is to create their own business and the bridge to that is often working for another entrepreneur in a similar business to learn the ropes first.

Here are the questions to answer related to alignment:


  • What is my soul work?
  • What is my bridge to soul work?
  • What am I willing to give up to get to my soul work?

Please post your answers and let me know if you have any other insights or questions related to this Career Yoga Series.

Laurel Donnellan, Chief Visionary


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