#whatyogataughtme 1 kindness = happiness

Posted by blissologist on February 6, 2013

Lessons from My Mat: #whatyogataughtme

heart opening yoga from the upcoming DVD, Earth Body Yoga

I always tell people that yoga is in acronym: YOGA – You’ve Only Got Attitude. The Attitude I’ve cultivated on my mat seems to me to be way more important for my health than all of the incredible strength and flexibility benefits. Over the next few weeks, I want to share some of the lessons I’ve learned from my years on a Yoga Mat.

Lesson 1: Kindness = Happiness

To go deeper in yoga, we have to keep our ego and listen to our bodily sensations. The ego is a part of our mind that is willful or that ignores how our own bodies feel. In yoga we learn that if we push past this feedback from our bodies there is one option, we

get hurt. Muscles will rip, soreness will set in and progress is impeded.  It is by tuning into the part of our mind that is sensitive to what our bodies are experiencing and

learning the skill of listening that we become not only more flexible, but more kind. It is the focus or Blissology is to cultivate this sensitivity in all our relationships; With our body and mind, with people close to us, with our communities, in our work and with the planet itself. Not only are we happier with this mindset, but we become a more positive force in the world.

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  1. Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I like your acronym: YOGA – You’ve Only Got Attitude. Good One!

  2. Posted February 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    thanks, michael! it’s kind of true!

  3. Posted February 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Sending hugs your way…Great lessons.

  4. Posted February 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    gracias, amigo!

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