Friday, 21 November 2014

It's Thanksgiving-be grateful

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans as they celebrate Thanksgiving on 27th November. 

The year was 1621.  The Pilgrims to America had had it tough, they had faced sickness and near starvation.  Imagine how grateful they were for the bountiful harvest that year.
On the wellness blog, 40plusandalliswell http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/ we have been looking at how being grateful can improve our wellbeing http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/glow-with-gratitude.html 

Here we will look at how yoga can help us open up to feelings of gratitude which in turn lead to a more positive attitude.  

  • Yoga hip openers help release feelings of negativity which tend to be stored in this area.  Once we are free of negativity we recognise the good that surrounds us.
  • Yoga twists  'wring out' negativity.
  • Chest opening poses balance the heart chakra which is associated with love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude.  A balanced heart chakra allows you to see the good in all people and situations.
  • Yoga helps us accept, appreciate and be grateful for what our bodies can do.
  • Yoga breath awareness and meditation help us to appreciate the present moment.  When we are not fretting about the past or worrying about the future we can really appreciate the good things in our lives right now.
  • Yoga releases tension and 'opens up' the body to gratitude.
  • Yoga flows encourage the release of endorphins which make us feel good, reducing stress and allowing us to appreciate what we have.

Try the following videos from my YouTube Channel to bring gratitude into your life and open up to feeling 'blessed'.




Gratitude Yoga Practice-Thanksgiving Practice-Part 1
Being grateful for the things in your life releases tension in the body, frees the mind from want allowing you to progress on your path to find your true self. The practice will focus on opening the body especially the heart area to cultivate the feeling of gratitude.  
Please read my blog disclaimer before following these videos http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/p/disclaimer.html

Copyright © 2012 Flexiladiesyoga



Gratitude Yoga Practice-Thanksgiving Practice-Part 2
Being grateful for the things in your life releases tension in the body, frees the mind from want allowing you to progress on your path to find your true self. The practice will focus on opening the body especially the heart area to cultivate the feeling of gratitude.  
Please read my blog disclaimer before following these videos http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/p/disclaimer.html

Copyright © 2012 Flexiladiesyoga

I leave you with this thought - 'God gives you blessings, happiness is up to you'.

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