Living in Austin has been wonderful so far.
In a lot of ways, making a big move like this is truly allowing us to set the proverbial “reset button.” As quickly or slowly as we feel like it, we can reincorporate aspects of our old life here and start new habits as well.
One of the new habits I’ve wanted to cultivate in Austin is yoga.
I’ve done it on and off since high school, but wasn’t really digging the workout-focused classes that I went to with friends in Chicago.
Coming here, I knew I wanted to find a class that not only was physically beneficial, but mentally as well.
Thankfully, I happen to live just over a mile away from a fantastic yoga studio with this more spiritually minded slant.
In my first class last week, the teacher discussed the concept of santosha, which means contentment, or harmony.
As he went deeper into the term, he explained that santosha involves using the word “and” rather than “but” to describe our circumstances.