A Guided Meditation for Cultivating Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the best-studied concepts in mindfulness and positive psychology research. Again and again, studies show that practicing gratitude has a strong and consistent effect on overall happiness, well-being, and emotional resilience.

In this guided meditation, Austin-based yoga teacher Gustavo Padron invites us to recognize all the little things in our lives that we value and the joy they inspire. Padron explains that when we focus on what we feel lucky to have, we’re better able to bask in the pleasure these things give us and carry that feeling into our day. Then Padron explains a simple practice of using gratitude to shift our energy in moments when we feel stressed and overwhelmed.

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