In the book, The Art of Happiness, the Dali Lama offers a practical and rational approach to achieving happiness: Identify and cultivate positive mental states (such as kindness and compassion); identify and eliminate negative mental states (like anger and hatred).
He says, “No matter what activity or practice we are pursuing, there isn’t anything that isn’t made easier through constant familiarity and training. Through training, we can change; we can transform ourselves.”
The practice of yoga is a mental and physical discipline. The more we practice on the mat, the more we reap the rewards. As the heat and humidity begin to bake, spend an additional day or night on your yoga mat. The investment will pay off tenfold.