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The practice of gratitude and why you should do this

Hi there,

In this blog I want to share with you, how important it is for being grateful. Hope you will enjoy. If you have questions after reading this. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Definition of gratitude

Gratitude or gratefulness is being thankful, to have appreciation for what we have, situations, people,…

For example: “I am so grateful for my past and all that has happened including all the struggles, because it has lead my right to this moment writing the blog, practicing yoga, teaching,…

Benefits of gratitude

So know you know what gratitude is, I want to talk more about the benefits of gratitude. There are a lot of different benefits for practicing gratitude in your life. Scientific research has shown that people that practice gratitude:

  • Have a better coping mechanism

  • have stronger relationships

  • Experience more pleasure

  • Have more positive feelings

  • Have more empathy

  • Are more self-aware

  • Find more coherence in life

  • Elevate others and make a difference in the world.

So what are you waiting for?

How can you apply gratitude in your life?

Express your gratitude towards yourself, to your husband, boyfriend, friends, family, colleagues,… See what happens when you express your gratitude towards others,… See what happens in the long run with your relationships. How many times do we take our different relationships for granted? I know I have. We express our feelings to little to other persons. We think that they know how we feel inside, but do we really?

There are also other ways to practice gratitude. You can also:

  • Journal every evening or week about the thing that you’re grateful for.

  • Write a letter to a special person that you are grateful for.

  • Mediate on gratitude.

  • Practice saying “thank you” in a meaningful way to others.

  • You can write small notes to others.

Gratitude meditation practice

You can read the description of the meditation:

  • Sit in a comfortable position.

  • Make sure that your spine is straight.

  • Close your eyes.

  • When you breath in to the nose, pull you shoulder to ears.

  • When you breath out drop the shoulders and breath out to the mouth.

  • Repeat a couple of times.

  • Place your hands on your heart. Make connection to your heart.

  • What are your grateful for?

  • You can write everything down in your journal.

or you can follow the guided meditation here Practice | Yogista

I hope this will help you on your journey. See you next week with a new blog.

Have a nice day and Namasté from Yogista,