Gratitude is the best attitude.

Gratitude is the best attitude.

I am so grateful for all the amazing yogis who came out opening night and opening weekend at The Zen Den's second yoga studio in Ocean City, NJ. It was beyond awesome! This is my 16th year teaching yoga and the best thing about it is seeing these amazing yogis show up over and over on their mats and give it their all. That is really all that matters. The showing up. And my loyal yogis in Margate, NJ, who have been practicing yoga with me for years, do just that. They show up and don't get caught up in how "well" they do on that mat, but just that they DO.
So thank you, you awesome yogis. Thank you for being present and continuing to bring it each and every practice. The ocean city yoga studio has been so much fun to get up and running and we are enjoying the new people we are meeting. It's a great retreat for those frequenting our Margate, NJ studio -- lots of great stuff to do & lots of awesome eats in Ocean City as well.

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
-Oprah Winfrey

Finding Gratitude:
It is easy to find gratitude. And it we focus on all the things we are grateful for we can literally change the way our brain neurons fire into more positive automatic patterns. The positive emotions we evoke can soothe distress and broaden our thinking patterns so we develop a larger and more expansive view of our lives. Gratitude is an emotion of connectedness, which reminds us we are part of a larger universe with all living things.
Experiencing and expressing gratitude is an important part of any spiritual practice. It opens the heart and activates positive emotion centers in the brain. Regular practice of gratitude. To begin bringing gratitude into your life, you can meditate on all the things in your life that give you pleasure. Gratitude can lead to feelings of love, appreciation, generosity, and compassion, which further open our hearts and help rewire our brains to fire in more positive ways.
So start to count all of your assets, cause you will always show a profit.