Joyful living doesn’t just happen overnight and it’s not a destination to reach. Living joyfully is a practice and a way of truly experiencing life.
Crystal Gray joins us to tell us about her joyful living journey and share with us her insight on finding inspiration, being guided by intuition, and truly living with joy.
Crystal has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She is a certified Health Coach, organic vegetable farmer, wife, and mother, and she loves helping people find health, hope, and the support they need to reach their goals and live a life more joyful than they ever thought possible.
Joyful living, for Crystal, means being led by her INSPIRATION and INTUITION. Finding joy and balance in life involves taking a step back, slowing things down, and trying not to force things to happen.
Instead of focusing on attracting a certain job, car, house, or point of success into her life, Crystal has learned to focus on things like simply trying to find joy in her life. She has found that this approach frees people from the expectations we often attached to the things we think will bring us happiness and opens us up to the joyful experiences life has to offer.
Rather than speeding through life or just going through the motions, Crystal talks about starting each day with intention and inspiration. The decision to slow things down has helped her stay focused and remain present in the moment, so that the hours and days don’t just pass by in a blur.
Spirituality – connecting with our own intuition and the divinity within us, as Crystal defines it – was the start of her wellness and joyful living journey. While she embarked on adventures with her diet, lifestyle, and yoga practice, she also battled her own addictions, insecurities, and limiting beliefs.
What she found along the way is that JOY LIVES IN THE BODY as well as in the heart and soul.
She encourages us, as women, to step more fully into our womanhood and to be comfortable in our bodies, to slow down, tune in, and really be connected with our bodies.
Crystal reminds us that, just like there is no such thing as a perfect post on the yoga mat, there is no such thing as perfect in our lives! It’s not so much about getting to a certain place or checking off those boxes in life, in relationships, or even in yoga… but it’s more about being honest about where you’re at and living according to your inspiration and intuition.
As you listen to Crystal’s story and the way she helps others discover joy, balance, and peace, you can’t help but feel inspired to let go of your ideas of perfection, to slow down, tune in, and truly connect with your unique purpose.
ABOUT CRYSTAL GRAY // CRYSTALGRAYYOGA.ORG
Crystal Gray has been teaching yoga since 2005. She’s owned a yoga studio, an organic vegetable farm, is a health coach, wife and momma to one beautiful 7 year old. Crystal loves helping women find themselves and remember who they truly are aside from being an awesome mom.