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Elevate Your Yoga Mindset: Are You Above or Below the Line?

In the world of personal development and business, the concept of "above and below the line" behavior is transformative. It's a simple yet profound tool that can reshape how we perceive challenges, respond to situations, and lead our businesses. For yoga teachers, this principle can be especially enlightening, guiding both personal practice and professional interactions.

Above the Line Behaviour: Ownership, Accountability, Responsibility

When we operate from an "above the line" perspective, we take Ownership of our actions, hold ourselves Accountable for our results, and take Responsibility for our growth. This behaviour is proactive, solution-oriented, and empowering.
How it relates to Yoga Teachers:

  • Ownership: Recognise that your teaching style, business decisions, and student interactions are a reflection of your choices. Embrace them, refine them, and stand by them.
  • Accountability: When a class doesn't go as planned or business slows down, look inward first. What can you learn? How can you adapt?
  • Responsibility: Your growth as a teacher and business owner is in your hands. Seek out opportunities for learning and self-improvement.

Find out if this is you in the quick quiz below!

Below the Line Behaviour: Blame, Excuses, Denial

Operating "below the line" means falling into patterns of Blame, making Excuses, or living in Denial. This behaviour is reactive, often driven by external circumstances, and can be limiting.
How it relates to Yoga Teachers:

  • Blame: It's easy to blame external factors – a slow economy, competition, or even students' attitudes. But this mindset keeps you from finding solutions within your control.
  • Excuses: "I don't have time" or "I'm not good with technology" are barriers we create. Break them down, and you'll find new avenues for growth.
  • Denial: Ignoring problems, whether in your teaching technique or business strategy, won't make them disappear. Face them head-on.

Find out if this is you in the quick quiz below!

Why This Matters for Yoga Teachers

Yoga is more than just a physical practice; it's a journey of self-awareness and growth. As teachers, you have the privilege of guiding others on this journey. By understanding and embodying "above the line" behaviours, you not only elevate your own practice but also inspire your students to do the same.

In business, this mindset shift can be the difference between stagnation and success. By taking ownership, holding yourself accountable, and being responsible for your growth, you'll navigate challenges with grace and resilience.

The choice is yours. Every moment offers an opportunity to operate above or below the line. For yoga teachers dedicated to both personal and professional excellence, embracing an "above the line" mindset can be the catalyst for profound transformation. Dive deep, reflect, and let this principle guide you towards a more mindful and prosperous journey.

Have you wondered where your mindset stands when it comes to running your yoga business?  Dive into this fun quiz to discover if you're operating from "above the line" or "below the line". 

Remember, there's no right or wrong – just an opportunity for growth and reflection!

No matter where you stand today, every day is a new opportunity to elevate your mindset. Embrace the journey, seek growth, and let the principles of "above and below the line" guide you towards a more mindful and prosperous yoga journey.

Namaste! 🙏

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