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Hot yoga is one of the best things that I do for myself. It allows me to get rid of all the sludge that is normally occupying my mind. When the room is that hot, and the poses are really pushing me to my limits, it’s nearly impossible to think about anything other than my body and my heart. Money, love, health, work, school, all of it disappears for a while. When I come out of class I feel cleansed, refreshed (even though I feel completely limp & weak), and happy. At the end of the class today, as the instructor lead us through the short meditation part, he said to us, ‘happiness is yours to take. be happy this week and no one can take it away from you. you create your own happiness’.
Here’s what wikipedia has to say about happiness:
“Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.”
I kind of like how they say happiness can be lots of things! It could be any of those descriptors alone, or any combination thereof I’m sure. I think, in the effort to create my own happiness, I will try to really be happy because of any of those things. First I think I’ll focus on contentment, not too hard not too easy. Then we’ll see how that goes and move to another. Might be fun.
Anyhow, hooray for hot yoga and the blessing of more time to go this semester see I’me already working on trying to be content with that little situation!