“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” ~~ Proverbs 17:22

Just a quick post to let you know that for the month of March, rather than focusing on body parts, I wanted to switch things up and start weaving in some of the “off the mat” aspects of yoga. These are things we can — and should — be practicing, anywhere, anytime. If we can take just a few minutes each day to focus on the topic of the week, I promise you’ll start to see even more amazing things not just with your yoga on the mat, but with your entire being. Don’t believe me? Just give it a try…at least for this one month.

For this week, the focus is on finding the joy all around us. It’s everywhere, if we just take the time to open our eyes and truly see. The verse quoted above, from Proverbs 17:22, tells us that when we can find the joy in life, it acts like medicine. It cures our minds, bodies and souls because with joy in our lives, we leave as little room as possible for the things that would do us harm. Finding joy in something boosts our spirits, lifting us up to our highest point.

What will you do this week, each and every day, to find some joy in the situations presented to you? Sure, there may be some stressful things that will come your way. And if that happens, I challenge you to choose to find the good in it…find ONE THING that could bring you joy from the situation…and see if it doesn’t make a difference in your whole being.

Namaste,

Melanie

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