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The legal profession is one of the most stressed industries, according to the Health and Safety Executive's Work-related Stress, Depression or Anxiety Statistics in Great Britain 2017. The dangers of prolonged stress are known to include heart disease, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diabetes. Stress impacts on our cognitive abilities, our physical and emotional health, and our behaviour. Emma Bland, Private Client Solicitor and part-time Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher, looks at 10 ways in which Yoga can help lawyers manage their stress levels.
A regular Yoga practice is like saving for a rainy day: it is an investment in your mental and physical health so that when the pressure is on, you find you are calmer and more objective than in the past. Your resistance to stress becomes stronger, and you can tap into inner resources you didn't even realise you had!
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