“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - unknown
This is a time of giving gifts, spreading joy and the best gift you can give is the gift of your smile. You can share this gift with everyone you come in contact with over this period. It will cost you nothing and it will make a huge difference because smiles are contagious. Many people struggle over this period and showing some appreciation for them with a smile or a word of thanks is not difficult.
Remember the first of the Yamas is Ahimsa - non-harmful behavior - so when you smile at someone you are practicing yoga. When you thank the shop attendant, you are practicing yoga. When you let someone into your lane of traffic on a busy motorway, you are practicing yoga. There are lots of small and simple things we can do that we don’t associate with our yoga practice, because we only think about it as what we do on the mat that are part of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. These practices are more important than our asana practice because they govern how we interact with the world around us and the people in it.
So remember, Christmas is a time of celebration and a time of giving. Be compassionate. Be nice to others and to yourself. Don’t beat yourself up if you skip the odd practice, or just do a really short practice [we have loads of on-demand options of varying durations to serve your physical needs].
Actively look for ways to say thank you in your life and in your yoga practice. One easy way to practice this is to look for moments in your practice to silently give thanks for your space, health and abundance in your life.
When you start to infuse your yoga practice with gratitude, you will no doubt find many other ways to incorporate gratefulness into the rest of your life.
We’d love to hear about your experiences with combining yoga and gratitude—please share with us.
ELINOR & LEANNE...
We have continued to add multiple sessions the last few weeks to our on-demand selections. Elinor Cohen's [IG: @elinorraerigby] 60-minute advanced/intermediate flow with a peak pose to level up your asana-game is available to stream. Elinor will add a few more in the coming weeks, along with a featured newsletter blog. Leanne McDermott [IG: @leannerays] has blessed us with all level yoga classes under 30-minutes for those "on the go."
HOLIDAY GIFTS & SALE
Tis' the season of giving and if you give a subscription or class pack, we'll give you $10 off and apply it to your own purchase. Now is a great time to gift some yoga to a loved one -- we'll make sure to contact that person on Christmas day and email them a notification of their gift.
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