In the Western world, the yoga practice associated with doing poses on a mat benefits millions of devotees every day. Yet few people realize that the physical practice is rooted in a larger philosophy offering profound insights that can help people confront the complexities of daily life, especially at work.
Maren and Jamie Showkeir's unprecedented book brings into crisp focus the full range of yoga's rich, transformational benefits. Based on the traditional Eight Limbs of Yoga (the postures, or asanas, are only one limb), it offers straightforward, practical suggestions on how to integrate yoga's ancient philosophy and beautiful spiritual principles into the modern workplace.
The Showkeirs know firsthand how yoga's wisdom can make work-and life-more rewarding and worthwhile. They explain each of yoga's tenets and show how a broad, steadfast practice leads to a productive, creative, and energizing work environment. The book offers illuminating stories from people in professions such as banking, law enforcement, film directing, education, and more. These living examples illustrate how yoga's teachings reduce stress and increase meaning and satisfaction at work.
The Showkeirs believe passionately that a physical practice alone will barely scratch the surface of yoga's transformative powers. Much more than a simple how-to book, Yoga Wisdom at Work is an invitation to use the Eight Limbs to cultivate the spark of the divine that dwells within each of us. Yoga's precepts offer you the keys for staying centered, compassionate, positive, and sane every hour of the day-including from nine to five.
©2013 Jamie Showkeir; Maren Showkeir (P)2013 Jamie Showkeir; Maren Showkeir
One of the most insightful and helpful books to bring the Eight Limbs of Yoga into an everyday corporate space.
I work in a call centre in Adelaide Australia for a telecommunications company, it can be a trying environment at times. Your words and wisdom have changed the way I view the company and how I choose to react to 'corporate decision making'.
I am happier, more content and comfortable in my job, I re-listen to the book every few months to refresh. One of my best Audible purchases
"Mispronunciation detracts from content"
This book has a lot of value but the narration was terrible. Satya has to win over here and I need to say that Please Audible get someone who knows how to pronounce the Sanskrit to assist the narrator with so many of the important words in this book.! It sadly becomes annoying hearing the mispronunciation time and time again and detracts from the listening experience and takes away from the quality of the contents, which are excellent.
"narration is hard to handle"
This book contains a lot of Sanskrit terms and it was obvious the narrator had never heard of them and was not given a pronunciation guide. At times it was painful to listen.
Slower, better narration.
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