Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Post Spotlight: Back to Gratitude

Hey guys!  I hope that your week is going well so far!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in a yoga fundraiser at Dhyana Yoga for BeGirl.World, an organization centered around empowering young ladies to get out into the world and broaden their horizons through travel.

I feel so strongly about the importance of travel, because of how it has shaped and continues to shape my life, so I had to support an organization that wants to make this a reality for the group.  (You can support too by clicking here.)  Not only did I support a cause that resonates with me, I supported my body through yoga, which I haven't done in a while.

Our teacher started the session by asking us to close our eyes and settle on an intention for the class.  I decided that my intention was that through every movement, I would acknowledge my body.  Through every exhale, I'd profess my gratitude for all that it does.

That class kicked my butt, but in a good way.  So much so, that I am still a little sore.  I'm grateful for that.

Photo by Chris Lofqvist

Post of the Hour: "Back to Gratitude"

About: How gratitude can heal you.

Inspiration: After I tweaked my knee, I got an important lesson about gratitude.

Favorite quote:  
I am grateful.

I am grateful for my knees for being an integral part of moving me from place to place.
I am grateful to my knees for supporting all of me throughout my life.
I am grateful for this pain.
I am grateful that my knee is telling me something that I need to hear.
I am grateful that I am still able to walk without much pain.  Things could be a lot worse.
I am grateful for the sign that I need to take it easy, otherwise I would be at the gym possibly causing more damage.  
I am grateful for the sign that knees are fragile, need care, and strenghtening.
I am grateful.

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