The foundations of 䦒樌 SeeGarn are formed from key concepts found within the Martial Arts & Yoga

Shane is an experienced Martial Artist & Yogi. After deep physical and theoretical exploration of these arts, he came to the realisation there are a number of similarities between the key concepts found in Martial Arts & Yoga and Leadership, Employability and People Development.

We like to think of these concepts as the pillars of 䦒樌 SeeGarn and they are integrated into everything we do.

1.FOCUS

Yogi’s refer to this as a दृष्टि drishti (view or gaze.) It is a specific focal point that is used during meditation or whilst holding a Yoga posture.

Focus is paramount in the world of work. In order to be successful, one must be present and focus on the task at hand.

2.RESILIENCE

A diligent Martial Artist will know how to recover from difficult situations / positions.

In the world of work, mistakes happen. However, it’s not the mistake that matter, but how you recover from them.

3.FOUNDATION

Before you can execute the difficult Yoga postures, like Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) or Baksana (Crow Pose) it is imperative to establish a solid foundation first.

Success, wealth and profitable businesses rarely happen overnight. Similar to Yoga, it’s imperative to have a solid foundation (e.g. relevant experience, skills and knowledge) before one is ready to secure high paying positions.

3.FOUNDATION

Before you can execute the difficult Yoga postures, like Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) or Baksana (Crow Pose) it is imperative to establish a solid foundation first.

Success, wealth and profitable businesses rarely happen overnight. Similar to Yoga, it’s imperative to have a solid foundation (e.g. relevant experience, skills and knowledge) before one is ready to secure high paying positions.

4.TIMING

Timing is crucial within the Martial Arts. Complex movements and elaborate strikes are useless if not executed at the right time.

Timing in business is essential. It is imperative to meet deadlines, use your time at work effectively and capitalise on opportunities as soon as they arise.

5. MOTIVATION

The majority of non Yogi’s assume the most difficult aspect in Yoga is touching your toes or bending the body into difficult positions. Conversely, this is the easy part!

The hardest part is having the self motivation to attend classes in the first place and not give into temptations that can inhibit attendance.

Similar to the world of work, in order to be a success in your field, self motivation and perseverance are key.

5. MOTIVATION

The majority of non Yogi’s assume the most difficult aspect in Yoga is touching your toes or bending the body into difficult positions. Conversely, this is the easy part!

The hardest part is having the self motivation to attend classes in the first place and not give into temptations that can inhibit attendance.

Similar to the world of work, in order to be a success in your field, self motivation and perseverance are key.

6.CENTRELINE

Some of the most vital / vulnerable organs lie within the centre of your body i.e. your centreline. A diligent Martial Artist will do everything to both protect and control this area.

7. PRESENT

At the end of a Yoga class, students take a short meditation (शवासन Shavasana) They are completely still and close off the mind.

Modern office environments can be noisy, distracting and fraught with constant pressure. Despite these distractions, if it’s important for employees to have mechanisms in place to handle these distractions and even if it’s just for 2 minutes, know when it’s time to relax, breath and refocus their attention.

7. PRESENT

At the end of a Yoga class, students take a short meditation (शवासन Shavasana) They are completely still and close off the mind.

Modern office environments can be noisy, distracting and fraught with constant pressure. Despite these distractions, if it’s important for employees to have mechanisms in place to handle these distractions and even if it’s just for 2 minutes, know when it’s time to relax, breath and refocus their attention.

8. RESPECT

Martial artists do not excel by themselves. In order to excel in the martial arts, it’s imperative to train with other people. At times a martial artist may train with someone who has little or no experience. These students need support, encouragement and at times patience whilst they’re learning the basics.

In the workplace, we all have different strengths and backgrounds. However, it is important to respect our differences and focus on how we are all contributing to a common goal.

9. PRESSURE

Even when greeted with a potentially life threatening situation. A trained martial artist should never feel flustered, overwhelmed or that the situation is beyond their control. There are always options.

These options tend to flow seamlessly when the trained martial artist is relaxed and calm under pressure. The world of work needs employees who have the ability to work well under pressure and have strategies in place when things get tough.

9. PRESSURE

Even when greeted with a potentially life threatening situation. A trained martial artist should never feel flustered, overwhelmed or that the situation is beyond their control. There are always options.

These options tend to flow seamlessly when the trained martial artist is relaxed and calm under pressure. The world of work needs employees who have the ability to work well under pressure and have strategies in place when things get tough.

10. AWARENESS

At the beginning of every Yoga session, a Yogi should ‘check in’ with themselves. How am I feeling today? (Physically and most importantly mentally.) What intentions do I need to set for the next 90mins?

Some of the greatest leaders in business have great sense of self awareness. It’s important in the world or work to know who you are and how your actions can impact others.