“Where we put our attention, that’s where energy goes.”
How do we steady our thoughts, quiet our hearts and speak with clarity and purpose, when we are engaged in something that often feels stressful, difficult, and unsettling?
By practicing just a few yoga principles and techniques, ones that can be applied easily to any fears and phobias, (e.g. stress of public speaking) you will be able to help steady the mind, calm the heart and communicate with clarity and purpose:
Staying present gives greater access to what you know, what you want to say and allows more space to make choices and decisions on how to respond to what’s happening in the moment. Attending to physical sensations rather than emotional ones and maintain an attitude of gentle curiosity, open to discovery when speaking rather than trying to be perfect, you'll feel more alive, engaged and engaging.
If we approach any stressful event with the same kind and gentle attitude, then we'll find opportunities for equanimity and clarity.