Many studies have been performed regarding the benefits that yoga brings to business people and executives are turning to yoga to manage feelings of stress and anxiety in the workplace.
Here are some of our favorite books on meditation and yoga. These books will inspire you to transform all your body, mind, and spirit.
This guide puts into amazing words a brief history of yoga, types of yoga, and the science of yoga so that you can understand the practice better.
Authors Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used the techniques in this guide with their clients and have created a streamlined eight-week program with illustrations, adaptable sequences, principles of yoga safety, breathing techniques, and meditation to give you a medically sound overview of the practice from a known and trusted brand, Harvard Medical School.
Wei began yoga during her residency training at Harvard Medical School and integrated the principles of yoga into her work with clients with anxiety and depression.
With The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga, you too can experience the same stress reduction and physical fitness benefits as her clients.
Meditations made easy!
As an executive, you believe that you have no time and that you can’t sit still, actually, you know this as a fact.
So maybe you’ve thought that meditation is not for you, but with this modernized approach, you’ll be meditating before you even finish the book.
In order to be more effective and live a happier and healthier life, you need to slow down and unplug. Get more done, do it better, but do less by consciously unplugging for a few minutes each day through meditation.
Unplug simplifies the practice for those overwhelmed and overworked, debunks the common misperceptions about meditation, and shows you both the science of the benefits and easy techniques and tips to incorporate meditation into your daily life.
No matter how busy of a working professional we know you are, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of yoga.
You’ll find a practical approach to integrating a personalized yoga routine into your life down to creating the perfect environment for yoga activities.
What is great about this book is that the chapters are organized by the body part that you want to focus on, so if that simple neck roll isn’t loosening you up from a hard day hunched over your computer, you simply check out the section on Yoga For The Neck.
With incredibly detailed descriptions of the poses and how to hold and breath during them, you’ll turn into a yogi in no time.
We’re not going to go into the benefits of practicing yoga because trust us, there are plenty, but in this book you’ll be able to learn about all of them and get the motivation you need to start practicing, even if it is just for five minutes a day.
Maybe you began meditating, but gave up on it, or may you haven’t even started because you’re skeptical about meditation in general. Whichever the case, we recommend you reading this book.
The program in Start Here teaches practices proven to rewire the brain for increased focus, engagement, and resilience to stress. There are specific practices, habits, and assessments to manage your training as well.
This New York Times Bestseller will be your next bedside favorite if you are seeking to achieve emotional fitness.
It’s the perfect mix of old and new wisdom and science, such as research from leading experts like Nate Klemp, PhD, a Stanford-Harvard-Princeton.
Named one of 2016’s 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America, author Jasmine Tarkeshi has written Yoga Body and Mind Handbook with the beginner in mind. She not only introduces, but encourages and focuses on essential yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditations.
Anyone can learn a complete yoga routine, ranging from 15 minutes to over an hour, and how to meditate in this fun and easy-to-follow book.
The fact that the meditations can be done anywhere is great for executives looking to counter stress and boost health from the comfort of their own home or office.
Whether in your office or at home, the detailed instruction and illustrations makes this handbook your step-by-step, personal yogi.
The beginner-friendly yoga postures also include suggested modifications so that you can personalize and tailor your practice to what works for you.
This method combines yoga, weighted resistance training and meditation into one irresistible fusion by Shona Vertue.
Vertue put together her expertise from personal training and teaching yoga to change the way you approach fitness, and in just 28 days.
Have you tried every fitness class out there but never stuck with anything? Or maybe you trained for your company’s 10k, but you can barely touch your toes. Does your office have a gym, but all the weights are strangers and a mystery to you?
Whatever the case, The Vertue Method’s three-in-one method features a blend of resistance training with weights to build strength, yoga to aid flexibility, and a positive, mindful approach to exercise, all combined with recipes to nourish your hard work.
This book also features photos of every exercise for you visual learners and a food plan to increase your energy.
You may have heard of it, high-intensity interval training or HIIT, it’s been sweeping the nation as one of the best ways to lose weight fast.
However, this is the first program to combine the benefits of mindfulness with such a training regime so that you can transform all your body, mind, and spirit.
Sometimes hitting up the gym after work just isn’t enough, because you don’t feel truly satisfied with your results until your mind and spirit are as strong as your body.
That where this program comes in to close the gap, in four weeks!
There both physical workouts like equipment-free cardio and strength workouts along with exercises for goal-setting and positive thinking so that you can close the gap and overcome both physical and mental challenges.
In support of your new lifestyle there are also guided meditation sessions and easy recipes.
What you learn in this book can also be applied to your professional challenges, and not just your personal health challenges.