Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein
The beginning of each week is a natural time to set new intentions and to reflect on what we are grateful for. No matter what our circumstances, no matter what is going on our lives right now, we can all be grateful for something.
During class we infuse our yoga practice with gratitude for the new beginning that we are gifted at the start every single morning. Bringing to the forefront of our mind the things that we are truly grateful for and anointing each of those special thoughts with a nourishing breath and an internal 'thank you'.
There really is no better place than the yoga mat to begin to cultivate gratitude and let it permeate into our lives.
Take a moment now.
Close your eyes and connect with your breath.
What are you grateful for right now, in this present moment?
It could be the people that you have in your life; the safe environment in which you live; your resilience through life's challenges. Or perhaps you are simply grateful for the opportunity to try again and enjoy a brand new day.
Our yoga practice reminds us time after time to stop. To breathe. To notice. To feel.
As our bodies move and unfold we are able to go inside and soak up the sensations, the nuances, the vibrations. We reconnect with our breath, with our soul. We begin to sense our prana, our life force. We become more aware of how our body responds to our treatment of it. To notice how our minds soften and find new clarity with each moment spent on the yoga mat.
Let your intention or 'sankalpa' be to come back to this attitude of gratitude every morning.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. Look forward to seeing you on the yoga mat soon for some energising and healing yoga!
- Namaste -
"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears." -- Tony Robbins
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