A common concern of executives is dealing with the
stress brought on by business pressures and coping with 12 to 16 hour days. They run from
meeting to meeting with no time to breathe. Taking time to breathe is
what it's all about. I often recommend to those leaders who I coach to consider
yoga and meditation as a form of stress relief.
Maybe you've read about and seen snippets here and there on other benefits of
but that's as far as your experience has been. If you want to
change that and deepen your understanding, meditation can be seen as a common
thread running through all religious and spiritual traditions rather than
something that is tied to a certain belief. One does not even necessarily need
to subscribe to the spiritual side of meditation to reap its myriad benefits.
Studies on Transcendental Meditation, for example, has shown it to reduce
blood pressure as it calms the mind. Typically it involves 20 minutes,
twice a day. Check out some other benefits: