Joy is Found in the Small Things

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There’s a wonder in the here and now
And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

Steven Curtis Chapman

     In a recent yoga class, the fantastically beautiful, kind, encouraging instructor said something that resonated deeply with me “don’t loose your breath during the transitions” (

If you are not familiar with yoga, it is a series of movements and positions all connected with mindful breathing. Purposeful breathing is the most significant element of any yoga practice. When practicing yoga focusing on yoga breathing or ‘Ujjayi’ breathing keeps you in the moment, forgetting the ‘self’.  As Mihaly  Csikszentmihalyi  states “the self expands through acts of self-forgetfulness”.  This concept . . . not loosing your breath during the transitions . . . can be directly applied to the art of living well and…

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