Can yoga make lawyers better at their jobs? Yes, according to a new book from American Bar Association Book Publishing.
Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time is filled with basic asana and meditation instructions to help attorneys lower their stress levels and stay on task. Many of the poses can be practiced at the office or while taking a break in court. There’s “Desk Dog”—an office-friendly version of Downward-Facing Dog, where you put your hands on a desk instead of the floor—and seated Camel or Fish Poses that can be done in your desk chair. The meditations are short and simple, such as staring at a thumbtack on the wall for one minute without blinking.
“A little practice always changes my day for the better and makes me more productive, not to mention happier,” says coauthor Nathalie Martin, a law professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She hopes her book will bring lawyers a calmer, clearer mind, a more open heart, and a heightened ability to communicate and control their emotions.
What: Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time
Where: Purchase the book at the American Bar Association website.