In March this year, when the country was yet to experience the panic due to Coronavirus, Indian yogic guru Baba Ramdev had spoken about an Ayurvedic remedy- the medicinal herb ashwagandha and Yoga, the ancient techniques, to help boost immunity against the contagious disease. Ever since, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for International Day of Yoga was welcomed on 21st June 2015, Yoga has gained immense popularity. While the research for medicine is still on, the world can leverage alternative healing properties through Yoga.
As businesses open up to revive the respective economies and sustain the livelihood of millions, it would be important to practice Yoga as a way of life. By citing its significance in integrating mind, soul and the body, Rajat Khare, a Yogi entrevestor and founder of the Luxembourg-based investment fund- Boundary Holding, says Yoga has enhanced his decision-making ability- making him contented in professional and personal life.
Rajat Khare has a dedicated facebook page where he also highlights the importance of Vipassana meditation in understanding life and law of impermanence better. It is often defined as a form of meditation that seeks “insight into the true nature of reality”- addressing problems in day-to-day life.
Similarly, American entrepreneur Lizzie Brown and her husband, through their establishment Yoga Wake Up teach entrepreneurs how to practice meditation and basic yoga postures each morning before starting work. “If you make the decision and commitment to do Yoga, it would help you through any kind of ailment, whether it’s physical or mental or even emotional,” Brown said.
Yogis have been practicing dhyana (meditation) and Yoga for centuries! Given the uncertainty around COVID-19 and declining business opportunities, it is high time that entrepreneurs, more than anyone else, also realize the sheer power of it too.