Author and acclaimed international yoga teacher Baron Baptiste helps people find “Yes! Energy” in their lives through meditation and physical movement.

24Life recently sat down with Baptiste to take a look into his daily routine, workouts and more.

24Life: How much sleep do you get and do you have any rituals around rest?

Baron Baptiste (BB): I try to get eight hours of sleep a night and meditate before bed and first thing in the morning.

24Life: What’s your morning ritual? Does it change when you have a performance or presentation?

BB: Meditation, yoga, hiking and weight training.

24Life: How do you eat for performance?

BB: Healthy – with a lot of protein, organic food, and minimum gluten and carbs.

24Life: What are you most passionate about, outside of fitness?

BB: My three boys: Luke, Jake and Malachi.

24Life: What has been the most surprising thing you’ve learned about yourself so far in your professional career?

BB: That yoga could be a lifelong profession.

24Life: What three words best describe your mindset?

BB: Ease, grounded, fun.

24Life: What book is on your nightstand?

BB: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.

24Life: What’s one new thing you want to learn to do or one new thing you’d like to try this year?

BB: I would like to fly a plane.

24Life: What’s the most helpful piece of advice you’ve ever received in your career – in a sentence or two?

BB: It’s hard to narrow it down, there have been so many.

24Life: What’s one inspirational message you’d like to share with the world in less than 24 words?

BB: It is …

Your greatest test will come in the darkest moments when your soul is being squeezed. That’s when you want to be grounded in your bigger purpose — your north star.

For more information on Baron Baptiste, check out “The Power of Yes!” in the latest issue of 24Life magazine.