Russell Simmons

russell simmons
Russell Simmons: Co-founder of Def Jam Recordings and Phat Farm; founder of Rush Communications.

I have studied yoga for many years because I know that every creative thing happens in the moment.

Yoga teaches you to be in the moment, when the mind is still.

I do yoga for an hour and 15 minutes every day, and every "aha" moment I have comes from this place.

I am more calm and creative now. I have lots of film and TV projects and I'm building more companies than before.

First published June 18, 2015: 10:53 AM ET