Yoga Practices For The Corporate World with Mims Driscoll

Yoga Practices For The Corporate World with Mims Driscoll

SUMMARY:

In this week’s episode of the Law Practice Doctor, Sam Gaylord interviews Mims Driscoll. Mims is a trauma informed yoga specialist and has been practising in the field of spiritual direction for the last twenty years. She’s the CEO and founder of Living Mangaliso. 

MAIN QUESTIONS ASKED:

  • Who is Mims Driscoll?
  • What is exactly Living Mangaliso?
  • What are the pillars of Mangaliso and how do they interact with each other?
  • How do these principles apply to the corporate world?
  • Are there specific movements in Living Mangaliso’s yoga that helps with trauma?
  • Do you customize the program for certain people based on their needs?

KEY LESSONS LEARNED:

Mangaliso

  • Zulu for “You are an an amazement”.
  • Focuses on yoga and yoga healing and helping people work through physical trauma.
  • The three components of yoga are to focus on our bodies, breath, and awareness.
  • Be able to embrace silence, we are almost always surrounded by noise.
  • Mangaliso is about empowering the people involved.
  • You have to evaluate your limiting beliefs and deal with why you don’t feel amazing.
  • There are five components: Recovery, Discovery, Exploration, Expression, and Expansion.
  • We need to learn to trust ourselves, our voice, our expression.

Productivity

  • Mangaliso and yoga encourages movement and proper posture.
  • Better posture leads to better productivity and an empowered state.
  • Pause during the work day and take a moment to adjust your posture, breath, and place your feet on the floor.
  • Find a place once a day to yell and deeply express yourself.
  • However many times a day you are comfortable with, pause and breath. Three deep breathes.
  • Stopping mid day allows you to reset and recover and that will increase your ability to execute afterwards.
  • Give yourself permission to take time and focus on you and resting and recovering.

Yoga

  • Traditional yoga thought is to exhaust the person in order to seek stillness in the final pose.
  • Living Mangaliso yoga focuses on a restorative method and slow movements combined with breath work.
  • It’s about giving permission to people to slow down.
  • Focus on health and wellbeing is important, it will make you a better employee or CEO.

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LINKS TO RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Livingmangaliso.com

Living Mangaliso on Facebook

 

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