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Monday, April 25, 2011

Perfect Moment Monday: Finding Bliss

I've been reading Fire of Love which has beautiful direction for yoga teachers to add a deeper level into teaching. I have found it inspiring and added one aspect to my class Saturday morning with lovely results.

After our pranayama (breathwork) practice I asked my students to place the fingers of their right hand at their heart center and turn inward finding their inner smile. Once connected, I instructed them to allow the sense of joy to radiate through their chest and upward to their faces.

After a few breaths I peeked my eyes open and scanned the room. Every student had the most lovely, relaxed, blissful smile upon their face. Mine radiated even bigger, both inside and on my face, seeing how this small gesture brought peace and ananda (bliss) to my students with such ease.

Try it yourself ~ find your inner smile and little moment of bliss.



  1. That must have been a sight to see. Thanks for the tip -- I'm going to try it!

    BTW, I'm reading "Tales from a Yoga Studio" and I've thought of you!

  2. Amazingly, I only had to read this to experience it. Do.Not.Stop.Teaching.This.... the world is sorely in need of it, but then, you already know that ;)

  3. I wish we lived close together. I would so go to your class. I love yoga but never do it for some reason.

    Visiting from PMM

  4. I am here from PMM. What a wonderful addition to your class and anyone's yoga practice. I just tried it while sitting here eating my lunch and that worked pretty well too. Thank you for sharing. I hope that you have a wonderful week with many more perfect moments and blissful smiles!

  5. I just took my first yoga class. I can finally relate to all the yoga talk! Visiting from Lori's.

  6. Wow, thank you all so much! Your responses touched my heart.
    Lori, I'd love to read that book. Sounds intriguing!
    May you all enjoy many more moments of bliss!