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Bright and Beautiful Newsletter
Be Happy First
Hi from Mia Park
"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer if they're happy." Anton Chekov
Summer is here, full on.
It's over 90 degrees in sunshiny Chicago. For me, the best way to beat the heat is to prioritize being happy over keeping cool. For sure, I regulate my body temperature and environment to be functionally comfortable (check out the yoga cooling techniques in this newsletter). It's most important for me to find happiness in every situation, especially the challenging ones.
If we can learn to be happy everywhere we are, neither the heat of summer nor the cold of winter can effect us. Imagine remaining joyful in everysituation. How sweet would life be? So sweet!
My main gateway to happiness is the practice of cultivating gratitude. I remind myself that life truly is a gift and the opportunity to experience all of my potentiality is sacred. I'm learning intense lessons this year and I'm thankful for all of them. The more room there is for gratitude, the less room there is for suffering.
And I'm grateful that you're reading this newsletter! Thank you so much!
Best Summer Read
"The Yoga Sutra's message is simple and straight forward: Remove the veil of darkness and allow your intrinsic luminosity to illuminate both your inner and outer worlds." My master teacher Pandit Rajmani Tigunait wrote this book that shares practices which reveal your intrinsic luminosity. Most important anytime read ever.
The lovely painting at the top is the muladhara yantra painting by Chanti.Order one from her. I have twoandthey're powerful mojo. Chanti teaches yantra painting this October in Chicago. I'm so excited for this. More info coming soon!
Restorative Yoga Workshop This Friday, July 25th
No experience necessary in this 2.5 hour DEEPLY relaxing yoga workshop. You'll hold resting postures supported by bolsters and blankets. You deserve a break! Learn more here.
Yoga Festival Love
I'm presenting at six yoga & music events this year. So far, Wanderlust Yoga in the City, BhaktiFest Midwest, Yoga Rocks the Park and Serendipity Festival have been an outstanding way to share yoga with the masses. I am having so much fun!
I love great quotes. Send me your favorite quotes to share here.
“When the ego is blinded by attachment and unable to disengage itself from its own sense of self-importance, our perceptions of a higher reality dim.” Rolf Sovik
Free Online Yoga
Kick up them weary feet and rest for a spell. This is my favorite restorative yoga pose. It's also a cooling posture perfect to practice inthe summer. I'm honored to be a teacher on this amazing online, free resource:YogaInternational.com.
This Facebook page was started to create awareness about the 230 school girls who were kidnapped from their dorm rooms by terrorists on April 16th in Nigeria. LIKE this page and read what you can do to help.
Want to feel great inside and out? I offer private yoga to individuals and groups. Our private yoga session includes techniques that meet you where you are to create internal and external balance and develop deep, inner core strength. Yoga Workshops
In addition to teaching at yoga festivals this year, I also teach the following workshops:
Chill out with this simple and effective breathing technique. It really works! Read how here.
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