Don't you love getting inspired by the most random events? Well, last week I walked in to teach my corporate yoga class and was greeted by one of my students telling me how she really needed a yoga class to relax and couldn’t wait for the week to be over.
The door of the room was locked, so a quick call to security, and the door was unlocked by a smiling comedic security guard telling us how he’s been told that he should start yoga. “Yup. My doctor told me it will help me live longer. But heck, I don’t wanna live longer,” he said in a joking comedic tone. As we both laughed, he said, “Yeah, life is too short. You have to enjoy it, appreciate it, and complaining about things won’t make life any better.”
Your physical body holds your story, and within this, it is a good exercise to set time aside and reflect on all of the things in your life that has brought you to where you are.
The quality of gratitude is something that can be cultivated like a muscle.
With September here and the fall season around the corner, it is the perfect season to start letting go of things that no longer serve us in a healthy way.
Once we decide we can let go of something (and at times that decision is made for us) – we are left with space. The question becomes what do we do with the new found space? Do we fill it with something that can uplift us to a healthier way of living or do we fill it with some other negative habit?