The Yoga of Being Happy

chipasanaOne smile can ripple out to touch many hearts, and can go a long way in the realm of healing. Too many people go about their days with a furrowed brow or a perpetual frown, yet in their hearts all they want is to be happy.

Smiling and laughing are expressions of a content, joyful soul. They reduce stress, increase health and bring a brilliance to the moment, inviting others to lighten up as well.

You can find a place of content even within struggle and challenge. It’s all about your attitude and perspective. Can you see the beauty? Can you see the humor? It’s there, waiting to be discovered.

Amidst all the things you do, it is so important to find that which brings you joy.

I was walking along yesterday, listening to music and marveling at the beauty of trees and lilacs and tulips. It was such a simple thing to do, yet it made me SO happy! I could feel my whole being respond in a harmonious, joyful gratitude.

Mini-Practice:

Create time every day to do something that makes you happy. You can even multi-task, such as listening to music and dancing as you clean the house.

But whatever you do, every day practice smiling, because the more you have this attitude of upliftment, the more it will become your default state of being.

You can also do this “Happy Meditation”.

And your smile will ripple out to light up the world. Oh wait – it already does!

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2 thoughts on “The Yoga of Being Happy

  1. Dear Katrina,

    I love the message about the yoga of being happy. In the end, after doing so many wonderful heart openning poses, helping others, meditating, …, what really makes life each day a gift of delight is a smile. A smile share with yourself is the most precious one because it will always always be felt by everyone, and the vibrant energy of the smile will embrace everyone to be part of it.

    Thank you for sharing your smile! It was felt from a long distance 🙂

    Abel

  2. Abel,

    So well said. Thanks for adding your wisdom and perspective. Grinning back at’cha. 🙂

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