[Podcast] Ep86: Yoga’s Healing Power (And How to Use It to Take Your Career to the Next Level)

In today’s 24/7 always connected society, it’s so easy to get caught up in the noise and distractions of everyday life. The constant barrage of emails, Facebook notifications, and Twitter posts may keep you occupied in the moment (and more importantly make you look “busy”), but they’re also keeping you from doing the important work you should be doing to advance yourselves.

Learning how to manage your focus and avoid distractions is an absolutely vital skill to master if you want to be successful, and once you do so you will easily move ahead of 99% of the people you are competing against for jobs in the post-production industry.

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Yogis Anonymous co-founder Ally Hamilton, author of the new book “Yoga’s Healing Power.” We talk about how spending as little as five to ten minutes a day on your yoga mat (even if it’s in front of your desk) can rewire your brain to be less distracted and more focused on the important work you should be doing instead of reacting moment to moment to your various devices.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Making Yoga accessible to everyone
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • What does yoga have to do with you?
  • Yogic Philosophy and its relationship with the body
  • Recognizing painful patterns in your life and learning to correct them
  • What can yoga do for you?
  • Replacing your negative inner dialogue with positivity
  • What your yoga mat says about you and the people around you
  • How being present leads to success
  • Using technology to bring yoga classes to everybody
  • Listening to your peers and how presence encourages connectivity
  • How yogic philosophy will help your career
  • Why strong focus and time management makes you value other people
  • Ally’s new book: Yoga’s Healing Power

Useful Links:

Yogis Anonymous

Ally’s Blog

Yoga’s Healing Power

Guest Bio:

Ally Hamilton has been teaching yoga for twenty years and holds a passion for breaking down the gifts of the ancient practice and making them accessible to all. “They are so relevant, helpful and, in my opinion, necessary if we want to find peace, happiness and fulfillment in our modern, busy, SmartPhone-carrying, kids screaming in the backseat, mortgage is due, lives!”

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.


Zack Arnold is an award-winning film & television editor (Burn Notice, Empire, Shooter, Glee), member of the American Cinema Editors, a documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), and creator of the Optimize Yourself program (formerly ‘Fitness In Post’). He helps ambitious creative professionals like you learn how to more efficiently manage your time, energy, and attention so you can maximize your creative focus and minimize procrastination, depression, and burnout. After all, what’s the point of killing yourself for the sake of your career if you don’t have energy to spare for the most important people in your life?