• 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 14 yrs. with over 11,000 hours of experience. Silvia is currently writing a book "Happiness Prescriptions" and has a popular blog called Loving Your Life, along with producing her “Loving Your Day” videos. Thru Alchemy Tours, she leads Inspired Yoga Retreats worldwide such as her upcoming: Bali Art of Adventure Retreat Sept 13-20 and Thailand Art of Relaxation Retreat Sept 21-28. She also founded Alchemy of Yoga, a nationally recognized RYT200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in its 9th year. Her next training is: Costa Rica Teacher Training Aug 9-30. She offers popular workshops such as Chakra Vinyasa, Seasonal Detox Flow, Habits of Happiness, and Yoga Sutras Unplugged. Silvia lives in Seattle near the water and the mountains. She loves making Aperol Spritz while entertaining friends at home, and often helps others redecorate their homes. She dreams of one day living on a beach “almost” full-time and simplifying her closet by 50%. Stay connected with her on Twitter/Instagram and on Facebook. Silvia is the author of the The Alchemy of Yoga blog on DoYouYoga.com.
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