Inner Happiness

“To find inner bliss and happiness through yoga, learn to accept things as they are by changing your thoughts.”
– Debasish Mridha

The hot yoga studio is my happy place: it’s there I can challenge myself to be happy with who I am and what I can do.

There, I can share my achievements with others who celebrate with me, rather than compete against me.

It’s there I feel grateful for what I can do physically, and there I feel humble for the emotional support I get from the people around me.

It is the place where I’ve learned to accept my limitations and appreciate my abilities.

Triangulate Your Day!

Some days this pose just feels so right: weight perfectly balanced over a stable base, evenly spread through both feet; hand resting wherever it lands. As the heat of the studio allows your muscles to relax you might find yourself able to move your hand further down.

Wanting more of a challenge? Allow your eye gaze to look up towards your hand and check your posture. Think, “Am I leaning forward? Do I need to straighten up more and imagine that my back is against a wall? Can I extend my arm and stretch my fingertips higher towards the ceiling?”.

Then just enjoy the moment, celebrate your journey and most of all breathe!