As I prepare to teach a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, I am reflecting back on thge most life-changing practices that I learned. A daily gratitude journal is one of the things that I include everyday. It began as written and now, it’s more of a mental check. When beginning a practice of gratitude, its great to actually write it down, as this makes it physical and official. As you make this a habit, you will find more and more things to be grateful for – I promise! According to BKS Iyengar, our minds are shaped by our thoughts, so a thought of gratitude a day can turn your mind into a grateful one that finds more and more to be thankful for. Start jotting down one to three things you are grateful for each day and feel free to comment below on this post about the difference it makes emotionally and mentally after a few weeks! It’s fun to keep them all together by pasting them to a poster or to write them all in a little journal so that you can go back and read them later and remember what you have enjoyed in your life.
This afternoon, I am grateful for clouds to clear allowing the sun to light up the Milwaukee skies.
I am also grateful at each meal for the amazing, usually spicy and always fresh food that my partner and I cook up and get to enjoy.
For more awesome life-changing practice, sign up for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training that I am leading at the Institute of Beauty and Wellness. Our first session begins on October 14, so don’t wait- you’ll thank yourself later!