Yoga is a calming influence that can help people control their emotions—such as greed and fear.
So, the argument put forth on whether yoga and investing go together is an eclectic one. However, since it is better to be in control that out of control when making financial decisions, it is at least debatable.
A British investment firm, Abacus Wealth Partners, has devised a breathing technique it calls the “money breath. The purpose of the exercise is to assist clients in remaining calm through both the good times and the bad times.
May your irenic thoughts and pursuit of profitable investments intersect without interfering with your ying and yang, or your ever-churning stomach.
Where is the man in the photograph planning to stick his head anyway?
"Yoga teaches against fear and greed – the enemies of the common investor," says investment advisor Jeff Bogart. These disruptive emotions make "them buy when they should sell, and sell when they should buy". As well as offering a standard wealth management service, he now runs Yogic Investing – which promises to "move your yoga practice off the mat" and into your savings account.