My plan for March and April was to get started on a book based on the Leadership Yoga workshop I’ve taught for many years. And then, we got to mid-March and all sorts of plans changed. I believe, hope, the ideas in the Leadership Workshop are worthwhile and particularly helpful in stressful times. However, writing…

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Audio Version This story belongs to Sharon Justice, former AVP and Dean of Students at UT Austin, my supervisor for almost eleven years, and my friend and mentor for many more years than that. She has told me often that one of the primary lessons of her experience as a new Dean came from a…

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Audio Version As we continue to explore the importance of breath this week, today we’ll look at the importance of the breath in yoga. Tomorrow, we’ll finish the week exploring the role of the breath in leadership. In the United States, we tend to focus on the physical aspects of yoga. Most people have seen…

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Audio Version Photo by vincenzo di giorgi on Unsplash Yesterday I mentioned that science has something to teach us about breathing. We’ll explore that idea a bit further. When someone is stressed or anxious, we often suggest they take a deep breath. We instinctively know that this will help them calm down. And we watch…

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Audio Version Yoga begins with our breath. When I was new to yoga the attention paid to breathing didn’t make sense to me, but it does now. Even when I am not taking time to take classes or practice yoga formally, I use the lessons I have learned about breathing all the time. Just one…

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