Career Yoga: Work Your Flexibility!

Over time, a regular hatha yoga practice will help your body and mind become more limber, open. In Career Yoga, your ability to open your mind and heart to new possibilities and change is essential to finding and following a new path. It can be challenging to create this psychic space. You need to ask and answer three questions that will lead you to this flexibility: Am I holding on to…

Career Yoga: All 4 Strength!

Yoga teaches the mind to enjoy the process (the practice), not so much the end result (“sticking” the pose). For many of us, that quieting of the mind is more challenging than contorting the body! The practice teaches our mind to focus on our strengths, to do the poses at 100% of our ability, not 50% of what someone else is capable of. Your 100% won’t look or feel like…

Career Yoga: Find Your Tribe, Nourish Your Network

Yoga is not a religion but it can foster community and service like other spiritual communities. People all over the world practice yoga together and through this interaction, they create meaningful relationships. Some yoga teachers are called to give back to communities in need and others make their studios a home away from home for their students. In Career Yoga, support is the practice of creating and nourishing your community. When you…

Career Yoga: 3 questions to restore professional balance

The practice of Hatha yoga joins the ha (the sun) and tha (the moon) in a series of poses and breath work to restore physical equilibrium. The practice of career yoga  can be thought of in the same way. Exploring the constants in your work history, reviewing your current professional options and combining that research with an imaginative look into your dream future  creates physiological equilibrium. When you make livelihood…

Career Yoga: 5 steps to strengthen your foundation, follow your dream [job]

Career Yoga is an approach to career change that blends the ancient principles of yoga with current career development. It breaks the process of career change down to five areas: Balance, Support, Strength, Flexibility and Alignment. Yoga has been an important part of my life for over 25 years. The philosophy remains with me whether I’m on the mat or not. I became a certified yoga teacher as the first step…

Mindful Monday

Thank you to all who followed our Mindful Careers series. At Bright Livelihoods, we believe that everyone deserves to find or create a meaningful career. Our goal is to help people share their talents in the most authentic expression of self. That can be a frightening prospect but once you commit to the process, you can do what you were born to do. Sometimes you need guidance, a coach, a…