Santosa - to appreciate what you have

Do you remember to appreciate all those things which work, in contrast to those which do not?

Every time I experience that something isn’t working out well, I try to draw my attention to that which does, and realize new opportunities. To me, that is ”Santosa” (contentedness) at its best.

A reoccurring problem I have is wrist pain, which makes my ordinary yoga practice session a great deal more challenging, since I do many intense inverted poses.

I cannot do without yoga, so I must think in new creative ways and more than often this turns into that my practice sessions take a calmer and more meditatively focused approach than usually.

I’m grateful for the possibility to do something different and find great satisfaction in discovering new ways to practice yoga.

Appreciation of thinking and acting differently and being content with what is, is not always that easy, and which personally speaking is something that requires a great deal of effort from me, but nowadays, I see it as a gift that gives me a more positive outlook on life.

Husker du at påskønne alt det som fungere, i modsætning til det der ikke gør ?

Hver gang jeg oplever at noget ikke er fungere for mig forsøger jeg drage min opmærksomhed til det som gør, og se nye muligheder. For mig er det Santosa (tilfredsheden) i sin bedste form.

Et tilbagevendende problem for mig er smerter i håndledet. Hvilket i den grad komplicere min gængse yogapraksis, hvor jeg står meget i omvendte stillinger.

Jeg kan ikke undvære yoga, så jeg må tænke nyt og ofte bliver min yogapraksis med et større meditativt fokus og en mere rolig form for Yoga end normalt.

Jeg påskønner med taknemmelighed muligheden for at gøre noget anderledes og finder stor tilfredshed i at finde nye måder at dyrke yoga på.

Taknemligheden for at tænke og agere anderledes og tilfredsheden med det som er, er naturligvis ikke altid nemt og noget som kræver særlig meget øvelse i hvert fald for mig, men nu er det gave for mig som giver mig et mere positivt syn på tilværelsen.



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