Namaste Invested: Look to Yoga to Build Your Wealth

It’s uncanny how the principles of yoga apply to financial success. Here are five elements of yoga that are particularly useful for personal wealth.

A woman presses her palms together in the namaste yoga pose.
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I have been practicing yoga for more than a decade. I love the physical and mental benefits it provides. Yoga makes me stronger and more flexible and helps counteract the effects of sitting in a chair at my desk all day. Yoga is also a great stress reliever, helping to clear my mind and keeping me grounded and focused. I love how I feel after a great yoga class – strong and empowered, yet balanced and calm.

As I was practicing recently, it occurred to me that a number of the lessons I have learned from my yoga practice can be applied in our financial lives as well:


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Kathleen Kenealy, CFP®, CPWA®
Senior Wealth Adviser, Boston Private, an SVB company

Kathleen Kenealy, CFP®, CPWA® is the Director of Financial Planning and a senior wealth adviser for Boston Private, an SVB company. She specializes in working with successful individuals and families to manage, protect and grow their assets. Kenealy provides guidance on investment, retirement, philanthropic, estate and tax-planning strategies.