It used to be that a big part of succeeding in the business world meant schmoozing with higher-ups on the golf course or after work at the bar. But according to writer Dana Schuster in The New York Post, yoga is the post-modern, post-golf way to get ahead with your bosses and climb the corporate ladder. At least in Manhattan.
Explains corporate consultant Amy Hedin in the article: “An executive might use golf as an icebreaker with a potential or
existing client; it’s really more about drinking and socializing in a
relaxed atmosphere–but yoga makes more sense for an executive seeking
to take a pre-existing relationship to the next level.”
Jamie Schutz goes even further in his praise for intra-office Bikram, which
he started doing three months ago with two colleagues. “It creates a loose environment so
that the next day at work, you’re a cohesive unit,” says Schutz, a
director of business development. “It is a healthy experience, as
opposed to going out to a bar.”
We want to know: Have you ever done yoga with your bosses? Have you done yoga to get ahead professionally, and if so, how did it go?