The Art and Science of Gratitude
The science on gratitude is out and it is good for us at every level; enhanced well-being, deeper relationships, improved optimism, more release of the feel-good hormones, increased happiness, stronger self-control, better physical and mental health, an overall better life and more.
With these amazing benefits, gratitude should be a requirement! However, it can sometimes be difficult to experience in the hustle and bustle of life and a world full of challenges like a pandemic and global warming. Thus, like anything in life that we want to become good at, we need to practice it.
Learn about the science behind gratitude, how and why it supports our health and well-being, why it can sometimes be difficult to practice and explore tools to cultivate this important quality. Leave with inspiration on how to set up gratitude habits. Bring a pen and paper for a gratitude exercise, experience a gratitude meditation and some heart opening yoga practices.
Swami Karma Karuna Saraswati is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, writer and Yoga Therapist with 30 years of experience.
A co-founder and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, she also travels throughout the world, leading workshops, training yoga teachers, presenting at international events such as Bhakti Fest, USA, the International Yoga Festival, NZ, Yoga Australia Conference, Melbourne as well as guiding spiritual sadhana retreats around the world and offering therapeutic one to one yoga sessions.
She is passionate about sharing an authentic and down to earth approach, weaving together the ancient practices with a touch of psychology and brain science aimed at motivating people to live their yoga here and now.