Take your chest upwards, bring your gaze up, and take your arms high to the sky. These actions can make you feel lighter and happier. Practicing contentment is known as santosha in sanskrit. Facilitating a benevolent consciousness is needed for the yogic journey.  We can practice yoga poses to generate positivity.  How we act socially can direct our minds and hearts to contentment as well . When we meet those who are more fortunate than ourselves can we feel delight in their accomplishments? For those whose suffering is greater than ours may we be compassionate. Anyone seeking our friendship can we return it? Can we learn to disregard the actions of people who may be wicked or harmful, although we may try  to help these people change and they resist,  can we have equanimity?