• How Yoga Makes You Happy

    How Yoga Makes You Happy

    Yoga is an adventure whereby we engage in sacred fun. When we are playful, we can more easily connect to an overall sense of freedom. In yogic history, Lord Shiva in Guru Gita tells Devi Parvati “There is no Mukti without Bukti”. In other words, there can be no Freedom (mukti) without enjoyment (bukti). The spiritual path should be one that you enjoy. It is only by choice that we imprison ourselves by thinking life is harder than it needs to be. Therefore the answer to our own freedom from suffering is giving ourselves permission to tap into spontaneous, sacred fun!

    “When you stop doing things for fun, you might as well be dead.” Ernest Hemingway

    Serious Benefits Without Being Too Serious

    As adults, Yoga helps us reconnect to the spontaneous fun we had when we were kids. We’re moving and breathing and trying our best to put ourselves in funny looking shapes without being self-conscious, much like children in a schoolyard. Yoga class is pretty much like “simon says” but all grown-up and a great form of adult recess.

    Often the biggest mistake we make as yoga students is taking the yoga too seriously. This makes yoga harder than it should be and is counterproductive. There are benefits to digging deeper and striving our best, but the way we practice doesn’t need to create more tension.

    Remember: Your Yoga Shouldn’t Stress You Out

    Here’s your mission if you choose to accept it: get on the mat for the most Sacred Fun you can possibly imagine! Don’t wait. Do it now. Life is too short not to celebrate it fully everyday! And remember, if your yoga teacher doesn’t make you laugh at least once per class, you should ask for your money back. Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

  • Silvia Mordini
    Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Silvia. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings & retreats spiritually uplifted! Born in Ecuador, raised traveling around the globe she is an adventure junkie, writer & happiness coach. After being run over by a car & using yoga to recover physically & emotionally she owned a Chicagoland yoga studio for 9 years, has taught for 13 yrs with over 10,000 hours of teaching experience including a nationally recognized RYT200 Teacher Training Program. She is writing a book Prescriptions for Happiness: Love Your Life along with producing her "Loving Your Day" videos. And through the adventure company she founded, Alchemy Tours, she leads retreats worldwide. Next up: Tuscany Couples Yoga RetreatJune 21-28, Amalfi Awaken Your Heart Yoga Retreat June 29-July 6 & Costa Rica Alchemy of Yoga RYT200 Teacher Training Aug 9-30. She offers popular workshops on Yogapreneurship, Chakra Vinyasa, Rebel Spirit Flow and Happiness. Silvia lives in Seattle with a view of the water & the mountains, loves making people laugh over a great IPA & prides herself on being gluten-full. Stay connected with her on Twitter/Instagram @inspiredyogagal and on Facebook Silvia is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com. Silvia is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com.
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