There are as many types of yoga as there are people, and the key to loving yoga (I’m told), is finding the type of yoga that best suits you. There’s slow yoga, flow yoga, hot yoga, and more. The yoga that works best for me, I’ve found is vinyasa flow. In this type of yoga, poses flow from one to another in sequence. For me, vinyasa flow helps me to keep focused. A clear sequence and movement that makes sense and (dare I say) flows helps to work out all of my kinks, both mental and physical. Seeing my body flow from one position to another allows me to see my ideas flow freely as well.
Last week, when attending the Women’s Dream Conference, Andrea Metcalf said something that blew my mind. Discussing the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, Andrea said, “Take your passion, turn it into flow, and it will become your business.”
Now I hope this notion appeals to yogis and non-yogis alike. But for this yogi, being a vinyasa flow fan already, the idea of turning my passion into flow just made sense to me. In yoga, I have to be in the moment, but also thinking about the transition that’s coming from one pose to another. In fact, recently, it’s the transitions I’ve been working on in yoga. So as I think about it, in my business, I have to do the same thing. I have to focus on being in the moment, thinking through the upcoming transitions, and being thoughtful and practical about the tasks ahead. If I flow, naturally and with intention, my business will flourish from that flow.
What can you apply “the flow” to in your life?
Marcy Twete is the Founder and CEO of Career Girl Network and the author of the book “You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works.” At Career Girl Network, Marcy provides women with information, resources, and networking to empower them in their careers and to advance the work of women in business as a whole. Prior to launching Career Girl Network, Marcy worked in numerous nonprofit organizations and as a consultant in the field of nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and community relations. Marcy is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a native of rural North Dakota. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.