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    Happiness….the key to life!

    lennon

    We are so focused on goals, results and outcomes that we forget the simple fact that being happy is out biggest draw card.

    Happiness is the key to having a life that is full and joyful.

    Make a list of all the words that you can think of that may define those positive feelings of happiness: eg.,

    • love
    • joy
    • contentment
    • wonder
    • excitement
    • laughter
    • fun
    • active
    • strong, healthy
    • Optimistic

    Happiness really is the key to life!

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  • Posted by Linda Davies on January 29, 2015, 8:42 am

    Thanks Liz for this timely reminder. I’ve turned up a week early for class. I observed myself feeling disappointed that class wasn’t on this week, then chiding myself for not checking, not being organised etc. Then leaping to the next thing on the list. BUT then I stopped, sat in my car and had a quiet moment before checking the website. I was rewarded by seeing your post. I love the photo of John Lennon and his wise words. I allowed myself the time to reflect on your message, and give myself permission to stop instead of running off to chase the next "goal".

    Yoga teaches us to stop, to breathe, to be aware, to accept, to be kind. I sometimes find the "stop" part the hardest! We can feel overwhelmed by the pressure to set goals, measure progress, and report how we’re going – at work, in our relationships, in our fitness regimes. A yoga mindset encourages us to be content with how we’re going – and to stop comparing ourselves with others. That is a great gift, and one of the keys to a happy life I think.

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    • Posted by Elizabeth on February 8, 2015, 7:15 am
      in reply to Linda Davies

      Sorry Linda, that you turned up to class a week early! however, you perfectly sum up the many lessons our Yoga can provide us and not just a physical practice… so much more than that. Your time to reflect in the car and observing your disappointment is so much a process of acceptance and then turning it all around it became a positive experience. Hope you enjoy the yoga term and see you soon. Liz

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  • Posted by Linda Davies on January 29, 2015, 8:42 am

    Thanks Liz for this timely reminder. I’ve turned up a week early for class. I observed myself feeling disappointed that class wasn’t on this week, then chiding myself for not checking, not being organised etc. Then leaping to the next thing on the list. BUT then I stopped, sat in my car and had a quiet moment before checking the website. I was rewarded by seeing your post. I love the photo of John Lennon and his wise words. I allowed myself the time to reflect on your message, and give myself permission to stop instead of running off to chase the next "goal".

    Yoga teaches us to stop, to breathe, to be aware, to accept, to be kind. I sometimes find the "stop" part the hardest! We can feel overwhelmed by the pressure to set goals, measure progress, and report how we’re going – at work, in our relationships, in our fitness regimes. A yoga mindset encourages us to be content with how we’re going – and to stop comparing ourselves with others. That is a great gift, and one of the keys to a happy life I think.

    Reply →

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