Gratitude is an action word as well as an attitude. You practice gratitude when you make a list, when you go out of your way to help a stranger in need, or when you donate to a charity. Real gratitude is practiced when it is truly an "act of kindness"; not simply filling in the "gratuity" line when signing a credit card receipt at a restaurant.
The mudra, sanskrit for 'seal', is often thought of as yoga of the hands. They are specific hand gestures that are believed to impart healing properties on its practitioners.
Cortisol production (the 'stress' hormone), and the entirety of the autonomic nervous system is a hot topic when it comes to yoga. We delve deeper to discover that cortisol is both raised AND lowered, activating both the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
We love sun salutations! They warm the body and limber up our muscular system so we can twist and bend like an unbaked pretzel.