Gratitude – some say is the perfect antidote to feeling overwhelmed and stressed. I think being grateful is uplifting and healthy and for that reason I highly recommend it to you.
As a practice, gratitude can ease stress, boost happiness and even potentially improve health. In our sessions this term we have been giving thanks for the Earth. We’ve included our own little corner – Rutland – and all the 4 directions.
I invite you to bring gratitude into your yoga practice with these quotes. It can be a beautiful way to begin or end your time on your mat:
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Forget yesterday–it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow–you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift–today.” Steve Maraboli
“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” ~ G.K. Chesterton
If you would like to see more quotes on gratitude you can find some here.
Another site with lovely poetry is Mindful Living.