Finance & flexibility? The link between yoga & your money

 If you think yoga and finance have nothing in common, you are wrong. It may not be obvious at first glance, but let me explain. On June 1st, Kim and I participated in a 90-minute Bikram Yoga session on the lawn of the Detroit Institute of Arts with another 350 other people. The idea was to share time together and nurture our body while enjoying the sun. 

Bikram Yoga is one way for me to release and renew. There’s such a sense of caring that goes into the each move, such deliberate breathing, and a centering of the mind that takes place.  Whether you’re practicing under the hot sun or in a 104-degree studio, water takes on a whole new meaning. It never tastes as nourishing and refreshing – so much better than sitting in front of the TV and watching the game.  

I usually feel so much better after a class, a feeling that lasts for up to 2 days. Yoga may sound like an easy, funny looking exercise routine, but I assure you this is tough stuff!  My entire body gets stretched and almost massaged from the 26 movements and two breathing exercises held in this class. By the end, you feel a huge sense of accomplishment ... kind of like a cleaning at the dentist or an annual review with your financial advisor. Yes, yoga and finance can relate!