For one full week during this past month, I taught all my classes with a focus on GRATITUDE. While practicing Yoga and Qigong, we opened our warm, thankful hearts, feeling gratitude for each sensation, for each breath, and for each other. As I moved through the week, I noticed a heightened awareness of my own gratitude while not in class. More than usual, I paused to recognize the blessings of a warm shower, a purring cat, a loving husband, a nice meal, a stunningly sunny day, and the list goes on and on. Not surprising, I felt terrific all week–filled with extra energy and joy.
When we pause to feel gratitude, we benefit ourselves. Our hearts soften, our minds quiet, and we nourish ourselves with radiant vitality. We also benefit the universe. By simply recognizing the beauty of a tree or a meal or a person, we imbue them with love and energy, because wherever the mind goes, energy goes. Gratitude is a synergy of healing, life-giving Qi.
You might dedicate at least one day (or even a full week!) to recognizing and feeling gratitude for everything that comes through your awareness–even the ease of a good parking space or just having driven home safely once again. See if holding a space of gratitude in your heart makes a difference in everything you do.
Of course, I am supremely grateful to do what I love, to experience such rich healing practices, and to share the journey with loving, joyful people like you.