I always find it interesting that there are lessons in everyday life that we can apply to business. Last Sunday, I went to the yoga class which is held every week in Jack London Square at 9:30 in front of Scott’s Seafood. It feels like a real gift, because it’s a free class. I’ve been a number of times and the environment, the instructors, and the yoga have been terrific.
Last Sunday, Jack London Square was filled with not only the Farmer’s Market, but a big ASPCA event. Our usual yoga space on the lawn had been taken over by the dogs. It was coming on 9:30 and I was looking around trying to see some sign of where my fellow yogis might be. I found the information person with the Jack London shirt on, and he said, “Oh, they are down at the other end. The next big green space you see, that’s where they were setting up.” So I trotted myself down to the end of Jack London Square, to the big green space and there was no one there. I walked back halfway looking for an information person. Then I walked back to the great big green space. I decided I couldn’t find them, but since I had come all the way here and I was going to be meeting somebody for brunch in an hour, I decided I would just set up on the lawn and do yoga myself.
As soon as I put my towel down and changed my position to get on my towel, I looked up and saw the yoga class on the observation roof of the building next door. It was pretty clear. There were about 40 people doing downward facing dog.
Sometimes before we give up on a project in work or in anything else, we need to look up. When it really feels like we should just give up and not do it, that’s when we may get our biggest inspiration. I left feeling invigorated from the yoga and inspired by the message that I received.
The instructor last Sunday was Tim Meissner. He was terrific, but sadly said he lives in San Jose and will not be doing the Jack London class. But then he introduced Vicki Camilleri who will be following up every Sunday. If you want more information, feel free to contact Vicki. Look forward to seeing you at Jack London Square for some inspiration.