How Yoga and Meditation Help Women Entrepreneurs Succeed

Dealing with the stress of running your own business as a woman entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires a lot of self-discipline and hard work. You often have to spend long hours behind your computer.

If you still have a family to look after it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and out of balance at times. It can take a huge toll on your physical and mental well-being!

Practicing yoga and meditation can go a long way in helping you cope, and prosper.

It’s no coincidence many successful women such as Jane Fonda, Arianna Huffington, and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston believe in the benefits of yoga and meditation. Oprah Winfrey has stated that meditation makes her 1000% better!

Note: Yoga and meditation are suitable for all women regardless of their religious beliefs. Some women feel it supports them on their spiritual journey, but it’s open to everyone whether you’re religious or not.

Meditation — Learning how to meditate is very easy and doesn’t require a lot of time. It’s basically about clearing your mind and focusing on your breathing.

Simply observing the breath can damp down stress and open a door to a more healthy and mindful lifestyle.” — Source: Harvard University (health.harvard.edu).

Yoga — What makes yoga great is it’s a relatively mild form of exercise that doesn’t have a negative impact on your joints. Doing yoga on a regular basis can provide you with the same health benefits and more than other types of exercise.

So how can yoga and meditation help women in business, and support their successful jourHow Yoga and Meditation Can Help You AND Your Business.

As a woman entrepreneur, your mind is your most valuable asset. Both meditation and yoga promote mental clarity. Other benefits include:

  • Reduces stress — Makes you feel calmer and more relaxed.
  • Sleep better — You’ll sleep deeper and wake up feeling more refreshed.
  • Reduces anxiety — Feel more at peace and spend less time worrying.
  • Improves memory — Makes it easier to remember where you left your car keys!
  • Feel happier — Puts the smile back on your face.
  • Less brain fog — Helps you feel more clear-headed.
  • Feel more positive — Assists you in having a more positive mindset.
  • Breathe better — Encourages you to breathe deeper, taking in more oxygen.
  • More focus — This allows you to focus better on what you need to do.

In addition to the above, yoga has some additional benefits.

  • Helps you deal with hormonal changes (during your cycle and when you reach menopause).
  • Improves your posture.
  • Increases strength and endurance.
  • Improves your balance.
  • May prevent or reduce inflammation.
  • Boosts your metabolism.
  • Makes your body more flexible.
  • Gives you more energy and vitality.

Conclusion.

Never before in history have we been under more stress than we are today. We’re constantly being bombarded by clutter, noise, and demands from all around us. To top it all off, we have thousands of thoughts going through our heads every day.

Trying to stay focused on your business in this day and age as a woman entrepreneur isn’t easy. Yoga and meditation can make a huge difference in your quality of life, and help you to be more efficient in your business.

Although you can already experience positive results after just one session, to get the most out of yoga and meditation, they need to become a part of your lifestyle.

D.O.! is an Engineer & Magazine Founder. Minimalist lifestyle advocate and systems and productivity expert.