Happy Christmas Eve Yogis!
Especially during this time of year, this great time of consumption called the holidays, it is good to take time to reflect. To be grateful for the wonderful things we already have in our lives that fulfill us and make us happy, which are so often not material.
Taking the time each day to think of 3 things we are grateful for can make a huge difference in our daily happiness level!
I am grateful for:
1. My family and friends
2. My health
3. My yoga practice (which greatly helps me with #2)
Happy Full Moon Yogis!
Sometimes moving forward in our lives means letting go of something. My guru Kay Kay Clivio taught me a quick and easy writing exercise that can help cleanse things that aren’t serving us on the road to positivity. Read on to learn it for yourself!
Start by taking a piece of paper and writing down 5 things you want to let go of from your life. It could be ego, jealousy, unhealthy eating habits, anything you feel is holding you back from living your life to its absolute fullest. Then, simply burn it (safely) or rip it up! This act in itself is extremely liberating.
The day of the Full Moon is perfect to do this. It is known to represent cleansing and letting go. I encourage you to do this exercise once a month to help keep yourself on track toward a more positive and uplifted life!
Happy Thursday Yogis!
Here is something to chew on for today.
My guru Yogi Charu taught that Yoga is more than just mastering difficult poses, but it is an entire lifestyle!
According to his teachings, Holistic Yoga needs:
1. Proper posture
5. Positive thinking
Which do you think is the most difficult of these to achieve and why? Why are they all so important to Holistic Yoga? Leave a comment with your answer!
Why wait for later?! The time to be happy is now! I love this quote so much and I feel like it embodies the spirit of yoga so beautifully. Dwelling in mistakes of the past or fears of the future will get us nowhere fast. We have the power to take control of our own minds and choose to live in the here and now. Happiness lies in the present moment! Our yoga asana (posture) practice is so helpful in making this happen. Have you ever taken a class where you were swept away in the beauty of the sequencing and the inspirational words of your teacher?? I know I have, and it’s part of what makes yoga so addicting. So, what’s the next step? Maybe try a meditation class to help focus your concentration and to bring you closer to what should be all of humanity’s main goal: Happiness!
Sutra 33:”The practice of concentration on a single subject (or the use of one technique) is the best way to prevent the obstacles and their accompaniments.” Yoga Sutras, Patanjali.