It's Thanksgiving week here in the US . . . a week traditionally spent cooking, gathering with friends and family, and reflecting on our many blessings. I know this can be a complicated time. Maybe you're missing people around your table this season. Maybe gathering with your family is not so fun. Maybe you struggle with the origin story of Thanksgiving. Maybe you're alone. Maybe you'd like to be. Maybe it's just been a crappy year. And I get that. Not everyone is celebrating.
But I'll bet . . . a dose of gratitude will help.
(Because it usually does.)
Join me for . . .
Today is Monday. And I'm thinking about . . . moving my body . . . and how grateful I am that I can!
I mean, my body is old and pretty creaky. It's been through a lot. It doesn't always do what I want it to do anymore. But . . . my goodness. It still works! And that is a wondrous thing.
Today, I'm going to practice gratitude . . . with a gratitude practice. And you can, too. My favorite online yoga teacher, Adriene, put together a lovely yoga practice for gratitude. It's slow and stretchy, perfect for beginners. There is time built into the practice to reflect on things you're grateful for. And it's great way to make a mind-body connection and bringing you into balance for (what might be) a busy week.
Celebrate moving your body.