The cheer and pretty lights of December maybe fading away, but that doesn’t mean it’s time crawl back under the duvet until Spring. If you are struggling for joy, we have put together 10 reasons to be grateful this January.
1. Sunrise | A true gift of nature that occurs every day. As less of us are commuting, we have more of a chance to watch the dawning of the day. You can also join our weekday sunrise classes at 7am.
2. Our Bodies | This may be the time of year you are meant to look at your body and point at the bits you hate and vow to change. These body parts are actually quite valuable and we should be very grateful to have them. You can try doing a body scan from your toes to your crown of your head, naming each body part and giving it love.
3. Our Health | While being surrounded by adverts for this diet and that health fad, just take a minute to be grateful for the health you have. The breath in your lungs, the beating of your heart and all the body functions that work silently to make you you.
4. A Cup of Tea | A hug in a mug. There are so many wonderful teas in the world, each with their own healing properties and all with the ability to bring a smile to your face. We can’t wait to be back in the studios filling our teapots for you.
5. Music | Smell is meant to have the strongest memory tigger, but everyone has at least one song that takes them back to an exact time and a place again. Music has the power to change your mood in minutes.
6. Quiet Moments | When there is no work, no chores and your phone is out of battery and you can just be. When was the last time you had a quiet moment? If you can’t remember, you should try our Tuesday night meditation class with Ryan at 8pm.
7. Yoga | Yoga means different things to different people and that is the beauty of it.
There are many styles and ways of teaching and it evolves as we do. The word Yoga means ‘to yoke’ – to come together, a union. Yoga has given us a community that we
are so very grateful for.
8. Love | Love may sometimes be hard to see, but it is always there. The missing we have for family and friends – that’s love. When you step on to your mat to practice – that’s love for yourself. Take time throughout your day to notice the love around you.
9. Ourselves | We often think about ourselves as just a container. Many new year’s resolutions are how to change/improve our external appearance. We need to give some appreciation and love to ourselves within – we are pretty great.
10. This one is for you | What are you grateful for? There are many studies that show a practice of gratitude leads to a happier mind. You don’t need a journal to do this, you can just write on any bit of paper, or in your calendar or notes section of your phone, one thing a day you are grateful for.