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Gratitude. Why do we practice yoga? The common answer is health and/or wellness. What detracts from wellness more than stress? What is more opposite than stress than gratitude? Yoga and gratitude is like parent and child. Gratitude is a by-product of yoga as the goal of yoga is awareness as we become more aware we start to see how blessed we are. Gratitude reverses the negative effects of stress. Commercials, billboards, etc…. Tell us how beautiful we should be and what we should have to be cool and what we need for a good time, we see what we are missing and what we should have and even how we should act. Over time this stuff has an effect. It’s like we are being programmed by our culture and the program is making us sick but we can’t stop because we have become addicted. Our mentality dwells more in lack than abundance. We become more focused on what we want than grateful for all we have. We believe our salvation will come from accumulation instead of appreciation. Accumulation has no end.
Appreciation is the end, it’s the foundation of contentment and satisfaction.
Gratitude yoga is when you consciously attempt to be grateful. Ways to express gratitude within our yoga practice is to keep remembering the many reasons you have to be grateful. A yoga class for gratitude or dedicated to cultivating gratitude is simple to constantly bring ones mind back to gratitude.
Gratitude is like a muscle, if you use it, it will grow and if you don’t use it, it will atrophy. So bringing gratitude back into ones life means taking the time out of ones day and developing it. Your teacher is your life’s experiences and your teacher has taught you that you cannot develop something you do not use. So to cultivate gratitude! #gratitude #love #appreciation #thanks #geneseecounty #burtonyogastudio #fridayyoga #yinyoga #lapeercounty #flintmichigan #theyogapath #burtonmichigan