Each new day offers endless opportunities to pause in gratitude for what is around us. From that very first breath of the day to the comfort of a place to rest our head at night, we are given moments of mindfulness. Even in times of stress, while we may not recognize it in the heat of it, there are often times of reflection when we realize what a gift that experience was in helping us grow and learn.
Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, noticing with greater awareness, those little things which make our lives richer and more complete – these remarkably beautiful fall days, the vibrant colors and tastes of pumpkins, cinnamon, chai, and sage, the warmth of a soft blanket, cup of tea, or the embrace of a loved one. The possibilities are endless!
Incorporate more heart-opening poses in your practice – Bhujangasana (cobra), Urdhva Dhanurasana (bridge), Ustrasana (camel), Matsyasana (fish), and Salabhasana (locust). The more we open our hearts, the deeper sense of gratitude we begin to feel.
Perhaps the easiest and most beautiful way we experience gratitude is in feeling the deep connection we have here at Asheville Community Yoga. We are all truly connected! We hope you will bring your family and friends and join us on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd, as we share two gratitude practices: Vinyasa Flow with Michael from 9:00 to 10:15 am and Gentle Flow with Wendy from 9:15 to 10:15 am.