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The Seven Points of Posture for Meditation

A successful financial executive, Anil Jethmal has over 25 years of experience in the industry. To help himself relax and achieve a greater sense of focus for the upcoming day, Anil Jethmal enjoys meditating. 

While there are six primary meditation poses, include the quarter lotus and seiza, they all share the seven-point posture of Vairocana. Naturally, the first point of posture is sitting down, typically in a cross-legged position. The second point requires you to sit upright and elongate your spine to the point where it is straight as an arrow. Next, it's important to rest your hands, ideally on your lap with your elbow resting near your thigh, acting as an axis point and providing additional support for your spine. According to Kilung Rinpoche, author of "The Relaxed Mind," having your palms face down helps calm your body's flow of energy.

The fourth point of posture is to push your shoulders back slightly and let them relax, keeping your chest out. Next, slightly…
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Best Cities for Finance Jobs in the United States

Anil Jethmal is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he earned a BA in economics. Today, Anil Jethmal is an investment executive in New York and was featured in the book, The Winner’s Circle 2: How 10 Stockbrokers Became the Best in the Business.

A stockbroker is a finance professional who assists clients in the purchase and sale of stocks. Though New York City is the place in the United States that most people associate with stockbrokers and other financial professionals, several other cities around the country are also known for their thriving finance sectors.

A few hours north of New York City, Boston, Massachusetts, is an excellent place for finance jobs and those looking to work in asset management. Boston's cost of living is significantly lower than that of New York City, which can save new graduates money while they gain footing in the industry. 

Chicago, Illinois, is another excellent choice for those who want to work in finance. Many of the largest US ban…

Benefits of a Meditation Practice

Anil Jethmal leads as a senior investment executive in Cortlandt Manor, New York. To maintain focus on his work and to manage stress, Anil Jethmal keeps up with a regular meditation practice.

The traditional practice of meditation has received widespread attention in recent years for its ability to focus the mind, calm the emotions, and balance the body. Research has shown that a regular meditation practice improves the body's stress responses and can even reduce blood pressure. Furthermore, many patients with chronic inflammation or pain have found that meditating can lead to noticeable symptom improvement.

Meditation has also proven effective at increasing positive emotions and reducing negative affect. Multiple studies have demonstrated the effect of meditation on anxiety, even to the level that it decreases the density of brain tissue involved in “worry” thoughts. It can mitigate feelings of depression and improve psychological processes overall, thus encouraging …

The FTSE 100 Sets New Record High

Before his 27 year career in the finance and investment industry, Anil Jethmal graduated with a BA in economics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Employed at both Smith Barney and Gruntal & Company, Simon & Schuster featured Anil Jethmal in "The Winner's Circle 2: How 10 Stockbrokers Became the Best in the Business.”

While the Dow Jones Industrial Average has deservedly captured much investor attention as it recently threatened to surpass the psychologically important 20,000 mark, the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) FTSE 100 also recently hit a new high of 7,106.08 on December 28.

Known as "blue chips," the LSE’s 100 largest companies comprise the FTSE 100, and these stocks serve as a benchmark for the overall performance of the LSE. The acronym of FTSE is derived from the era when the Financial Times (FT) and the LSE (SE) both held a 50 percent interest in the exchange. The FTSE is now a subsidiary of the LSE.