Celebrate Spring & International Day of Happiness with Mindfulness & Mouth Yoga (Smiling)

Are you ready for Spring? Start it by celebrating International Day of Happiness on Tuesday, March 20, with a mindful practice of mouth yoga a/k/a smiling. Smiling is one of the best ways to create positive energy inside of yourself. When you smile mindfully, your positive energy can help open your heart to more gratitude. Also, your smile also has the power to brighten another’s person’s day!

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Check out my #ThrivingMindfully Podcast resources.

How are you planning to celebrate Spring and/or International Day of Happiness? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Enjoy Spring & International Day of Happiness!

Spring is in the air … The Obamas, my favorite fabulous Spring couple in DC

Photo Credit: Whitehouse.gov

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama laugh during a taping for the television show “American Idol” in Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House , April 7, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Greetings All,

I thought it would be great to share a photo that expresses the fabulous Spring energy in Washington, DC.  What do you think?

What are some of your favorite Spring images?

Enjoy your day!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for Springtime and the Obamas,

Ananda, an Obama fan

How Ananda is preparing for Spring… Yoga with Tazima Davis of Compassionate Renegade

Photo ©National Cherry Blossom Festival

Happy Tuesday!

Spring is coming. So are the cherry blossoms in DC.  March 20 marks the beginning of  Spring. For me, Spring is a season of rebirth.  How are you preparing for it?

Tazima Davis

Yesterday, I started my pre-Spring preparation with an intense one-on-one yoga class taught by yoga teacher and life purpose coach Tazima Davis in my home. I love one-on-one yoga sessions.  That’s how I learn best!

Tazima is founder of Compassionate Renegade (http://compassionaterenegade.wordpress.com).  She is helping me strenghten my core and upper body, open up my hips, and create more flexibility in my legs and hips.  She is also helping me release several yoga fears I have been holding onto.  Yes I have some yoga fears as a yoga teacher of four years and yogini of 15 years. Tazima’s teaching style pushes me past my comfort zone. Her grace, humor, ease, and yoga expertise makes her a fabulous teacher.  WOW is all I can say! To learn more about my yoga class with Tazima, listen to my audio blog below. Enjoy!

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude for yoga and teachers like Tazima,