The power of smiling

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tonight, I tried something different during my yoga practice.  I tried smiling every up-dog.  I couldn't keep the smile up the entire hour, but it completely transformed the first part of my practice.  Wobbling after plank?  Smiling about it made the difficulty seem like I had an inside-joke with myself.  Slipping out of lunge?  I'm grateful that I can even try this.  The entire flow portion of practice became easier.  You can trick yourself into loving it.


  1. that's what I try to do when I go for a run. it does help in completing a task when we have a good attitude about it. :)

  2. It's crazy how just make myself smile changes my emotions and attitude!

  3. I never thought about how much smiling could change working out. Definitely worth a try.