Notice your joy, not just your irritability.
Notice your flexibility, not just your rigidity.
Notice your ease, not just your tension.
Notice your flow, not just your resistance.
Create the life you want, bring attention and intention to the traits that most benefit you.
When you find that you slip into a habit that is unappealing, notice.
Change the breath, take a walk in nature, find something you are grateful for, smile.
Practicing yoga guides us to know ourselves better. When our energy is low, find a class or a group to share your practice. The sharing of the space magnifies the practice, you feel grateful you showed up.
Sometimes the practice brings us into a different reality and one that is not pleasant. We can experience uncomfortable even icky feelings. We feel vulnerable and sad, don’t dismiss this, but also don’t dwell and darken here either. Fully focus instead on a positive grateful experience and make the path more accessible each and every time you travel here.
As Thich Naht Hanh says, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
So smile, find your joy.