Strength & Ease

Theme Song: Ramin Djawadi’s Light of the Seven (performed by Game of Thrones Symphony)

Strength and ease can be found within each yoga posture (asana). Identifying these areas appropriately will allow you to move even deeper. For example, the strength in the cobra posture is in the back (lumbar spine). When you breathe into your chest and let go of the front side you can simultaneously strengthen your back. Alternatively, during a forward fold, your back can open up and relax even more if you strengthen your core.

Strength and ease plays its part overall during a session when you allow yourself to completely let go in between each asana. Your heart rate slows then accelerates. This variability will condition your body and physiological response for optimal performance.

High performance during times of stress rely on this rhythm within your body. Ideally you’re not operating out of your sympathetic nervous system to avoid burn out. Exceptional leaders understand this as they exhibit their calmness during times of crises. The real opportunity is to cultivate strength and ease within your herd.

Published by Susannah Smith

At the intersection of wildlife and human behavior

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