“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ― Maya Angelou
Yes, with a capital G.
Because it's special, isn't it? It's special, and sometimes a bit rare.
Rare things turn out to be more valuable do they not?
Even though, I hate to tell you, gratitude is not actually rare. It's just...well hidden. Maybe ignored. Not altogether sought out as often as it should be.
Which is why I want you to focus on gratitude this week. Or should I say Gratitude.
In this class we train the mind to find Gratitude in the more challenging moments, as we train the body up to meet those challenging moments with more grace, and maybe more strength.
If we can train the neural pathway to seek gratitude rather than frustration, imagine how much more enjoyable life would be?
We'd find so much to be grateful for!
It's something I'm working on these days, so I, of course, wish to share that process with you.
So, I hope you'll join me on the mat and find something challenging to be grateful for.
✨ Leave me a "I AM GRATEFUL" on YouTube so that I know you're a part of this community!
Ps, use that as your affirmation this week and see what energy it shifts!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi
I wrote this class while trying to exploring the concept of mind over matter.
No one likes ab workouts. Like, not actually.
Everyone likes the AFTER of an ab workout, but not actually doing it.
So I've been playing in my classes with the idea of finding the joy in the struggle.
Because it's all a matter of perspective, is it not?
Not only that, but it's also a matter of taking control of your mind rather than letting your mind have control of you.
And finally, it's about flipping the script.
Learning how to change how you feel and to reestablish new feelings about a certain difficult thing.
In this case, it's core work. How can you smile, laugh, and find uplifting joy while you're holding a plank?
How, then, can you smile, laugh, and find uplifting joy while the second leg of your flight is cancelled and your luggage is still stuck at LAX?
There is a joy that lives within us, a happiness that embodies our natural state of being.
But we lose that happiness so often.
Let's train ourself to find it on the yoga mat shall we?
✨ Leave me a "I AM JOY" on YouTube so that I know you're a part of this community! Ps, use that as your affirmation this week and see what energy it shifts!