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Holistic Well-Being is Integral to Leadership Success

New Book Praised by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, Explores Intrinsic Connection Between Personal Well-Being and Leadership Abilities, Offers Approach Inspired by Techniques from Traditional Practice of Yoga

Boston, MA, January 05, 2018 --( When people think about the qualities of an ideal leader, words like “decisive,” “charismatic,” “visionary,” and “resilient” may come to mind.

Yet they don’t always consider how to maintain qualities like these. And by focusing on words and labels alone, the deeper responsibility of being a leader—in fact the very essence of the word "leader" itself— becomes distorted, argues yoga teacher and financial services professional Tarra Mitchell in her new book, The Yoga of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Health, Happiness, and Inspiring Total Team Engagement. Often, the word "leadership" is correlated simply with holding a position of power.

In a more apt definition, leaders performing at an optimal level are awake, aware, and inspiring, Mitchell writes. They are resilient, have control of their mind and senses and can see life at a deeper level—thus inspiring their teams to strive for and reach their highest possible level of work. They also do their personal best to serve as positive examples—including by taking care of their physical health, cultivating mental strength and resilience, and operating with principle and purpose.

To help leaders achieve and maintain qualities essential to leadership success while fostering team engagement, Mitchell has designed a novel approach to leadership growth and development. Leveraging time-honored techniques from the traditional practice of yoga, The Yoga of Leadership explains how, by taking care of their holistic well-being, leaders are better able to:
● control emotions and manage stress,
● focus and concentrate,
● strengthen relationships, connection, and engagement,
● think more clearly and decisively, and
● make life-enhancing choices that improve overall well-being.

The book offers practical tools for connecting with each of the five interlocking dimensions, or layers, of holistic well-being according to yoga philosophy: physical, energy, mind, knowledge, and bliss.

Specific topics The Yoga of Leadership explores include:

● A balanced approach to taking care of physical health, leading to vitality, stamina, and resilience.
● The five mental obstacles to growth according to yoga philosophy and how to overcome them.
● Ways to develop equanimity in work and in life.
● How to cultivate discernment and an open mind by moving from reaction to response.
● Learning to lead through principle and fostering a principled workplace environment.
● Discovering how to operate with more self-awareness and emotional control.
“Personal well-being is not only principle centric, but also a leading indicator of success at work and in life. When the rubber meets the road and we have to perform as leaders, it all needs to be in check,” Mitchell says.

About the author
Tarra Mitchell, author of The Yoga of Leadership, is integrating her distinctive background in business and yoga to contribute to the great conversation around leadership and consciousness. The Yoga of Leadership demonstrates how personal wellbeing is not only principle centric but also a leading indicator of success at work and in life. With an MBA in International Finance and German, her keen ability to connect with people led to an investment career directing billion-dollar fundraising events and developing relationships around the world. Tarra has practiced yoga for over twenty years and has studied extensively with master yoga teachers and private mentors.

Title: The Yoga of Leadership: A Practical Guide to Health, Happiness, and Inspiring Total Team Engagement
Author: Tarra Mitchell
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: TarraYoga LLC
Release Date: December 12th, 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0999508210
ISBN-13: 978-0999508213
Price: $16.99

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