Those who know me will agree that I am a positive person. I always try to see the glass as half full, as it tends to result in a better experience for me. I truly believe that our thoughts help to create our reality. If we can guide our thoughts, we can feel that we have some control over what happens to us. It all goes back to how you react to something.

For every experience and event in your life, there are two ways to view it – negative or positive. A person who views everything as negative will always feel that the world is out to get them and that bad things continually happen to them. Now I’m not saying that bad stuff doesn’t happen, but if you try and find the silver lining to these events, you may find the positive in each of them.

Life is all about balance, and it is important to find the balance in how we react to things. Yoga helps us to find that balance both in our physical bodies and our mind. You not only have to balance on one leg during class, but you also need to focus your mind during the strenuous portion of class, and relax at the end. As we explore both ends of the spectrum of any trait, it is easier to settle in the middle – to be in balance. Yoga is all about bringing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems into balance, which will lead to an overall feeling of balance.

The more you are able to see the positive in things, the more you will begin to appreciate all of the little things life has to offer. And that makes it all seem more worthwhile…