Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose (Improve your flexibility)
The Bandha Sarvangasana or the Bridge Pose actually aligns your body like a bridge connecting two river banks. It strengthens your spine and improves your spinal flexibility. It has many benefits for the body, the mind and the spirit. Have you ever wondered what the lesson from this pose is for your crorepati dream? The answer is to focus on your financial flexibility. Different assets classes outperform at different points of time. Do not get obsessed with one particular asset. Your asset allocation should be flexible. Always let your investment allocation flow to the asset that gives you the highest risk-adjusted returns.
Natarajasana or Dancer’s Pose (Improves your focus)
If you see Lord Nataraja performing one of those apparently impossible body balancing acts, you would know that the key lies in focus. To balance your body and your mind, you need to keep your focus on your goal. That is what the Natarajasana emphasizes on. What is the takeaway for your crorepati dream? It is simple; you need to be focused on your goal. If your goal is to generate a corpus of Rs1cr in another 20 years, then you need to work backwards. What is the asset class you should invest in? Obviously, you can only create wealth through equities. How long do I need to wait? That will depend on how fast you compound your wealth. The message is to keep your focus on the target. The moment you lose your focus you can as well forget about it.
Trikonasana or Triangle Pose (It is all about alignment)
The Trikonasana is actually shaped like a trikona, which is the Sanskrit name for triangle. The triangle represents the three elements that need to be aligned for a healthy and happy life. These three elements are the body, the mind and the spirit. Only when they are aligned via the Trikonasana can you experience health. When you are investing and planning towards your crorepati dream, there is a very interesting trikona at work. It is the trikona of your return requirement, your risk appetite and your liquidity needs. It is only when all these three factors are aligned that you can actually create wealth in the long run. If you nurture dreams of being a crorepati, then first learn to align these basic elements in your portfolio.
Virabhadrasana or Warrior Pose (It represents aggression in your strategy)
The Virabhadrasana is a fairly paradoxical pose. It represents aggression of a warrior and hence the pose itself is extremely aggressive. At the same time, it also seeks to relax your mind and body. This Asana underscores the need for aggression that is tempered with pragmatism. If you want to reach your crorepati dream, then you need to really bring aggression into your asset mix and also into your investment strategy. A safe strategy will not take you too far. Your aggression should also be tempered by the practical needs of the situation. You must not let your bravado overtake your bravery. You must not let the gambler in you overtake the investor in you. That is why aggression must be tempered with poise and balance, which is what the Virabhadrasana is all about!
Sukhasana or Easy Pose (You also need to relax and contemplate)
There are different types of relaxation poses in Yoga. Among the most popular are the Sukhasana and the Shavasana. These are called easy poses and they perform two important roles. Firstly, they allow you to relax your mind and body. At the same time, they also offer room for contemplation. You must use this time to actually do a critical self analysis. Does that not sound familiar in your investment journey too? You need to take time off. You also need to relax and switch off from the investment routine. Above all, you need to critically examine where you went wrong and how to rectify it. This is your last peg in your crorepati journey. Now, you are actually Yoga ready!
There are a lot of similarities between Yoga Asanas and your investment strategy. Some of the Yoga insights are really valuable take-aways for your crorepati dream.