Interestingly, if you execute a search for the word gratitude, some of the top results are links to research by academic institutions such as Harvard Medical School. Research has been conducted on the beneficial effects of gratitude on our health and wellbeing and has shown that by expressing gratitude, you decrease the focus on negative emotions and report improved mental health. Gratitude research has also shown long lasting positive effects on brain scans.
Gratitude is in line with our yoga practice as it brings us right into the present moment. We are typically grateful for something that we already have instead of focused on the past or the future. Gratitude acts similarly to one of the antidotes in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to the fluctuations of the mind. Sutra 1.33 emphasizes expressing compassion, friendliness and happiness to cultivate a favorable disposition of the consciousness.
The holidays may be difficult for many. This is one of the reasons why we practice. So we have the tools for when the present moment is uncomfortable or challenging. Take care of yourself this week. Make time for your yoga and meditation practice in the midst of the travel and togetherness. Make time for your gratitude practice. According to the research, by consciously cultivating gratitude your health and well being may improve.
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Gratitude Research from Harvard Medical School: We are so grateful for our community!
Introduction to Pranayama with John Schumacher: Autumn is an ideal time to focus on Pranayama. Try this hour-long practice Pranayama: Preparations and Beginnings with John Schumacher to help you get started. This class is broken down into several short recordings. Practice with Pranayama: Preparations and Beginnings Now!
Listen to Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher, John Schumacher's introduction to his year long course in Pranayama. Enjoy recordings from this course to keep you inspired in your pranayama practice all year round. Use Coupon Code BREATHE at Checkout for 20% off all Pranayama Classes in November!
Pranayama and Restorative Practice with Ashtanga Yogi, Tim Miller: Recorded Live at the Ashtanga Yoga Barn, Tim Miller imparts his gentle wisdom on pranayama and includes some restorative poses to close out a beautiful spring weekend in Virginia. Listen to a Sample and Practice with Tim Miller Now! Remember to Use Coupon Code BREATHE at Checkout to receive 20% off all pranayama classes in November.
All Levels Pranayama with Kofi Busia: Senior Teacher, Kofi Busia, teaches All Levels Pranayama Classes in the morning sessions during his workshops at Common Ground Healing Arts in Charlottesville, Virginia. Listen to samples of Kofi's All Levels Pranayama Classes and Practice Now! Remember to Use the Coupon Code BREATHE during the month of November to Receive 20% OFF all Pranayama Recordings.
Intermediate and Advanced Pranayama with Lois Steinberg, PhD: Advanced Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Lois Steinberg, offers pranayama as part of her regular intermediate and advanced classes. If you already have a strong pranayama practice, consider one of Lois' in-depth classes. Listen to Samples of Lois' Classes and Practice Now! Use Coupon Code BREATHE at checkout for 20% OFF all Pranayama Classes in November.
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