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Finding Balance in the Finance World: A Journey through Breathwork and Energy Management

In today's fast-paced and demanding world of finance, finding ways to alleviate burnout and manage stress is essential for overall well-being and productivity. In this webinar Lalit Singh and Emil Vasilev delved into the realm of breathwork and energy management as tools to combat burnout and promote mental clarity.

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Key Points:

Burnout in Finance is Prolific

  • Speakers & Participants shared personal anecdotes of burnout experiences within the finance industry. Long working hours during mergers and acquisitions to the constant pressure of meeting business demands, these are just some challenges that finance professionals face on a daily basis.

Strategies for Alleviating Burnout

  • A breathing technique called bellows breath was shared, likening it to a natural energy booster similar to a cup of coffee. This active breathing practice aims to reduce stress, calm the mind, and rejuvenate the body. Through guided relaxation and awareness exercises, participants were encouraged to explore alternative ways to manage their energy levels and combat burnout in their daily lives.

Importance of Energy Management

  • Identifying sources of energy that can help combat burnout. Participants shared their personal practices, including physical exercise, sleep, nature walks, and mindfulness activities. By recognizing the impact of energy levels on one's state of mind and overall well-being, finance professionals can proactively manage stress and prevent burnout by incorporating healthy habits into their routines.

The Link Between Breath and Emotions

  • The connection between breath and emotions is crucial - controlling the breath can influence our mental and emotional states. By practicing conscious breathing techniques, individuals can regulate their emotions, reduce anxiety, and enhance their overall sense of well-being. This simple yet powerful tool can be instrumental in managing stress and promoting mental clarity in high-pressure environments.

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  • Some additional context on this technique can be found here
  • Want to build on the techniques that were covered? Join Emil & Lalit for a three day virtual retreat starting on 4/26, to deep dive into the SKY Breath practice done by millions globally + walk away with a personal practice you can do for the rest of your life. Sign up here below
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