Results of a study published in the journal Psychological Science showed that breaking into a genuine smile, one that engages not just the muscles around the mouth but also those around the eyes, can measurably lower your heart rate after a stressful event. “Whether you feel happy while smiling doesn’t matter,” says lead author Tara Kraft, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Kansas. “Muscle activation alone does the trick”. Yoga Journal Oct.13
So Yogis and Yoginis, take yourself down memory lane and remember all the times when you just laughed about something with a friend, that kind of laughter that almost makes you want to wet your pants. What I noticed in our silent retreat, that often during storytelling a smile would come to me in listening to some of the childlike quality stories of the Buddha, Kumar has an ability to be very childlike and often felt I could laugh which we did often more in Asana. So keep smiling at all the strangers you meet today.
Go to my face book for inspirational quotes and poems! Keep practicing!!!!!
Posted on Sat, 20 September, 2014
by Raquel Alves