Holiday stress relieving class so that we can really get the most out of spending time with out families and loved ones. According to the Yoga Sutras, 'Santosha' or the observance of contentment is one of the ways we can relieve mental stress. This short and sweet class takes us through a brief talk on 'santosha' and how we can practice more gratitude in our daily lives, then asana, pranayama and meditation as a way of balancing the energies of the body which are all ways that support contentment (santosha). We flow through Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar C & B) to heat the body, forward bend Head-to-knee (Janua Sirsasana) to further calm the nervous system, Bridge and Downward facing Bow (Urdhva Danurasana) to open the physical and energetic heart and hip opener to finally release tension stored in the pelvis. Finish with alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Sodhana Pranayama) and gratitude meditation.