Gratitude is an attitude that can be cultivated for blessings in our lives, and during each moment of life — towards ourselves! Our brains are programmed to protect and to survive, and when we live a life out in the world it is nearly impossible to avoid feelings of self-judgment or unworthiness. Below is a simple guided meditation to reconnect to self-acceptance and the concept that we all have goodness within. The practice of inviting in new worthy aspects of ourselves through inner mantra will instil more confidence and openness. We will feel more at ease and grateful for all the challenges and support that people bring into our lives. Gratitude begins within and it's never too late to start!
Carolyn Anne Budgell (BA, ERYT since 2008) is an introspective and lighthearted yoga/meditation instructor in Vancouver, BC. Carolyn discovered yoga in 1999 as a ski bum in Whistler and now teaches all over with Lila Vinyasa School of Yoga, Calm Rebel Meditation Community, Lululemon, various international yoga festivals / conferences and many other organizations. She passionately encourages others to discover that it’s never too late to breathe deeply, to grow and to change. Check out her events at carolynannebudgell.com
Many people asked when I was lying in a hospital bed, ventilated with no movement below my neck, “What will you do now? How will you practice yoga?” Many of them, knew me as either their yoga teacher or a yoga pioneer and entrepreneur. I established one of the first Yoga Alliance 200hr teacher training programs in BC and the first yoga studio in my hometown Nelson, back in early 2000.