Greetings, Giddy Gabbers,
Happiness is a goal that we all seek, but really defines happiness? A recent study in the Journal of Positive Psychology suggests that happiness as a goal itself was connected to shallow or fleeting emotions whereas meaningful experiences were linked with personal fulfillment.
The study found that even if the experiences involved hard work or stress, they still led to a happier feeling. Also, experiences linked with close, personal relationships, self-expression, and making a positive impact on others’ lives led to more happiness.
“A simple way to seek more meaning is to engage in activities that reflect your identity and give you a sense of purpose in your community,” says Jenna Blumefield from Yoga Journal magazine. This might be activities like volunteering, cooking for others, or even planning a party for someone.
This is why coming to yoga can be a place for finding happiness: You still experience a sense of self while doing yoga in a community setting. Your “Namaste” (the light in me bows to the light in you”) is a way of adding meaning to your yoga practice. Yes, you are there for you, but particularly with Vinyasa Flow, you can experience a feeling of unity while also appreciating moving together as a whole.
This week in our yoga classes, we will focus on a Kundalini series that involves energetic movements to activate and strengthen the lower nerve plexus (your gut!) This will help you to get things moving!
Let me know which classes you would like to attend. Here is the schedule for the week:
HAPPY NOW YOGA SCHEDULE
Tuesday 9:30-10:45 am Home studio
Wednesday 7:00-8:00 pm Barnesville Town Hall
Thursday 9:30-10:45 am Home studio
Saturday 9:00-10:00 am Home studio