Gratitude is an important spiritual practice that has many benefits. Such benefits include reducing stress, creating more happiness and even more love in our relationships. Our yoga practice is an excellent opportunity to begin to cultivate a gratitude practice so that we are able to take the benefits with us off the mat. All month we will be talking about gratitude, why it’s important, how to practice it and personal stories and experiences of gratitude.
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Acknowledging abundance (aparigraha) we recognize the blessings in everything and gain insights into the purpose for our worldly existence. ~Sutra 2.39 translation by Nischala Joy Devi, The Secret Power of Yoga
May you have a day of infinite blessings and the vision to be able to see them. ~Deborah Murphy
When gratitude fills the dark heart with love and humility, the heart becomes illuminated. Practice focusing on something that will inevitably bring a feeling of gratitude to transform your state from a living hell, to a state of living contentment. ~Max Strom