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Are you happy? If you’re not quite sure of the answer, maybe we can help! As some of you know, there’s a great big day of hearts and hugs and love upon us. No, not just Valentine’s Day. World Happy Day! We didn’t make it up. Today, Saturday, February 11, 2012 is World Happy Day appointed so by the team behind Happy, a documentary exploring the meaning behind happiness, where filmmaker Roko Belic and crew travel the world to find out the answer to the question “what makes us happy?”

We were lucky enough to catch the film this morning and can honestly say our warm and fuzzy meter has gone up to 11 learning about how so many different people in many different walks of life find everyday happiness.

One fascinating theory as to what really makes us happy, as highlighted in the film, comes from Hungarian psychologist Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced: good luck). He’s studied that groovy, meditative feeling we get when we’re “in the zone” and calls it flow (with a bestselling book by the same name). It’s this flow, he posits, of anything from knitting, to making spreadsheets, to playing golf, to flipping burgers that helps give us the happiness highs, more than money or our ideas of success (as long as we find these activities enjoyable, of course). So some could say then, that for we yogadorks, YOGA is the ultimate FLOW. It’s rhythmic, meditative and raises happiness hormones  - even sexy ones, so we’ve learned!

Oh right, this is a giveaway…we’re getting there.

So as we head heart first into the holiday of love, we’re taking this opportunity to give you another happy four letter word to help you with your yoga flow, and that’s free (in exchange for awesomeness). Check it out.

WIN: Choose anything, whatever your heart’s delight from prAna.com. Their 2012 Spring line is out so don’t hold back! We’re super happy this one’s for the ladies and the gents. (courtesy of the folks at prAna)

TO ENTER: If you’re reading this site, it’s likely that yoga is already something that makes you happy. Maybe it’s your “flow.” But we imagine there are some other flowtastic things in your life that bring you joy. If you said playing Mad Libs, oh man are you going to be extra thrilled with this, because it is indeed Yoga-Mad-Libs time. hell yeah!

Here’s what you do:

Write down a word for each below.

  1. not so happy emotion
  2. current favorite yoga pose
  3. verb – your flow activity
  4. friend’s name
  5. happy emotion
  6. fun verb
  7. noun
  8. adverb
  9. fun to you adjective
  10. not fun for you verb
  11. noun

Then, fill in the appropriate blanks.

When I’m feeling  __1__ , I practice __2__. But there are times when I’m  __3__ with __4__ I feel __5__ and want to __6__ a __7__   __8__ . It’s the most __9__ feeling and better than  __10__  __11__ any day.

And post your final version in the comments below. Obviously, perfect sense in Mad Libs does not a happy person make. So have fun!

*Post on prAna’s facebook page, twitter @prAnaLife or YD’s facebook or twitter @yogadork for extra luck.

Entries open until 11:59pm Sat., February 18th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck! :)

AND THE WINNER IS…Ryan Power! Congrats! Thanks so much to everyone for entering and making us giggle every day of this giveaway. Fun!

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  • When I’m feeling confusion, I practice crow pose. But there are times when I’m dancing with Mike I feel ridiculousness and want to stupify a camera phone awkwardly. It’s the most spacey feeling and better than shooting fire any day.

  • Amy

    When I’m feeling disappointed, I practice camel. But there are times when I’m glowing with Bobbie I feel thrilled and want to sparkle a pillow askew. It’s the most yummy feeling and better than snoring bird any day.

    :-)

  • Jenn S in DC

    When I’m feeling blue, I practice headstand. But there are times when I’m vinyasa-ing with Alicia, I feel chipper and want to paint a ladybug quickly. It’s the most silly feeling and better than cleaning chair any day.

  • Therese

    When I’m feeling sad , I practice downward dog. But there are times when I’m dancing with Melissa I feel giggly and want to twirl a dog lightly . It’s the most lovely feeling and better than driving ball any day.

  • When I’m feeling disappointed , I practice hurdler pose. But there are times when I’m spinning around with Sally I feel enthusiastic and want to splash a tshirt joyfully . It’s the most sparkly feeling and better than organizing takeout food any day.

  • Audra

    When I’m feeling anguished, I practice hanumanasana. But there are times when I’m  playing with Jen I feel joyous and want to twirl an octupus   kindly. It’s the most sassy feeling and better than  sinking kittens any day.

  • Harleigh

    When I’m feeling hurt, I practice pigeon. But there are times when I am moving with Lindsey, I feel like laughing and I want to bounce a cat joyfully. It’s the most snuggly feeling and better than arguing lentils any day.

  • When I’m feeling poopy , I practice Lord of the Dance Pose. But there are times when I’m dancing with Christina I feel bliss and want to shake a coffee raucously . It’s the most saucy feeling and better than flemmy puppies any day.

  • When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I practice Warrior II. But there are times when I’m  crafting with Nicolette I feel joyful and want to dance a grass voraciously. It’s the most jovial feeling and better than  chop carpet any day.

  • Erin Moir

    when im feeling sad, I practice sirsasana. But there are times when Im running with Greg and I feel silly and want to dance a apple patiently. In the most powerful feeling and better then embarrassed kitten any day.

    This was really fun!!! I LOVE MADLIBS, PRANA, AND YOGADORK! :)

  • Saskia

    When I’m feeling low, I practice handstand. But there are times when I’m living with Melissa, I feel alive and want to skip, big energetically. It’s the most sparkly feeling and better than rushing clouds any day.

  • Jo

    When I’m feeling  glum, I practice crow pose. But there are times when I’m grooving with Jon I feel cheery and want to moonwalk a cat quickly . It’s the most glistening feeling and better than  losing book any day.

  • Peaches

    When I’m feeling frustration , I practice trikonasana. But there are times when I’m running with Eric I feel euphoria and want to twirl a hackey sack liltingly. It’s the most warm feeling and better than musty coffee any day.

  • Rebecca

    When I’m feeling nervous , I practice deviasana. But there are times when I’m swimming with Kurt I feel blissed and want to hop a puppy warily . It’s the most bright feeling and better than trudging stars any day.

  • Elyse

    When I’m feeling bummed, I practice parshvottanasana. But there are times when I’m writing with Rich I feel elated and want to jump a muffin calmly. It’s the most radiant feeling and better than studying toxoplasma gondii any day.

  • Taylor

    When I’m feeling bummed , I practice happy baby. But there are times when I’m hooping with Jessica I feel elated and want to boogie a tiger swiftly. It’s the most cozy feeling and better than pushing lima beans any day.

  • When I’m feeling glum, I practice Urdhva Dhanurasana. But there are times when I’m running with Anne I feel glee and want to bounce a hippo orderly. It’s the most sparkly feeling and better than cleaning pickle any day.

  • Jessica Elizabeth

    When i’m feeling stressed i practice up dog but there are times when Im sleeping with Rei I feel content and want to bounce a gum suddenly it’s the most slippy feeling and better than waking cats anyday

  • Tristania

    When I’m feeling sad, I practice downward facing dog. But there are times when I’m running with Jeff I feel exhilarated and want to laugh a baby. loudly . It’s the most happy feeling and better than cleaning house any day.

  • When I’m feeling angry, I practice pigeon. But there are times when I’m skiing with Desi I feel elated and want to twirl a couch loosely. It’s the most relaxed feeling and better than arguing chickens any day.

  • Hannah S.

    When I’m feeling lonely, I practice pigeon pose. But there are times when I’m meditating with Kristen I feel joy and want to love a ball quietly. It’s the most minty feeling and better than cleaning toast all day.

  • Debbie Belcher

    When I’m feeling stressed I practice SUPTA KONASANA . But there are times when I’m shaking with Darcie I feel EXHILERATED and want to leap a yoga mat awkwardly. It’s the most adorable feeling and better than falling sweat.

  • Kerrie Sesto

    When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I practice wheel. But there are times when I’m balancing with Sierra I feel joy and want to dance a wave brightly. It’s the most sparkling feeling and better than shivering snowflakes any day.

  • Karen

    When I’m feeling glum, I practice baddhakonasana. But there are times when I’m sequencing with Louise I feel joy and want to whistling a rain smoothly. It’s the most wild feeling and better than skiing moguls anyday.

  • Lisa

    When I’m feeling uneasiness, I practice chaturanga. But there are times when I’m breathing with Nini I feel bliss and want to surf a light smoothly. It’s the most warm feeling and better than slogging pencils any day.

  • Rachel

    When I’m feeling dread , I practice down dog. But there are times when I’m walking with Melanie I feel joy and want to frolic a coffee mug swiftly . It’s the most exquisite feeling and better than working shoelaces any day.

  • Sarah Ongiri

    When I am feeling pissed I practice full wheel. But there are times when I am running with Ray I feel joy and want to party a balloon sexily. It’s the most swirly feeling and better than jumping cars.

  • Sarah

    When I’m feeling defeated , I practice headstand. But there are times when I’m biking with Georgia I feel victorious and want to beam a playground unintentionally. It’s the most warm feeling and better than damaged roads any day.

  • Adrienne Richey

    When I’m feeling grumpy , I practice ardachandrasana. But there are times when I’m diving with Kerri I feel joyful and want to prance a beach ball swimmingly. It’s the most snazzy feeling and better than clean rugrats any day.

  • Katie

    When I’m feeling angry, I practice sirsasana. But there are times when I’m lunging with Lauren I feel exhilarated and want to wiggle a butternut squash silently. It’s the most authentic feeling and better than clean bibles any day.

  • Amber Weiss

    When I’m feeling misery , I practice reclined half-hero. But there are times when I’m knitting with Barbara I feel glee and want to giggle a hippopotamus spastically. It’s the most snuggly feeling and better than cold books any day.

  • susan

    When I’m feeling _sadness_ , I practice _downward facing dog_. But there are times when I’m _inhaling and exhaling_ with _Michelle_ I feel _joy_ and want to _run_ a _moon salutation slowly.
    It’s the most _enlightened_ feeling and better than _counting mala beads_ any day.

  • erin

    When I’m feeling grumpy, I practice Urdhva Dhanurasana. But there are times when I’m opening with Denise I feel excited and want to jump a balloon quickly . It’s the most hugging feeling and better than knitting pencils any day.

  • vero

    When I’m feeling sad , I practice Parivritta Parsvakonasana. But there are times when I’m jumping with carmen I feel funny and want to fly a cat beautiful . It’s the most lucky feeling and better than crying houses any day.

  • omiya

    When I’m feeling anxious, I practice parvritta janu sirsasana. But there are times when I’m grooving with Mel I feel joy and want to snuggle a kitten tightly. It’s the most wonderful feeling and better than cleaning my toilet any day.

  • Anne-Lisa

    When I’m feeling perplexed , I practice pigeon. But there are times when I’m leaping with Tracey I feel thrilled and want to bounce a yogi exuberantly. It’s the most exhilarating feeling and better than hugging a tree any day.

  • Mare

    When I’m feeling lonely, I practice Sukhasana. But there are times when I’m cooking with Sapphire when I feel silly and want to giggle a Garden melodiously. It’s the most dorky feeling and better than worrying my noodle any day!

  • Chrissy S.

    When I’m feeling anger , I practice dancer. But there are times when I’m lengthening with Alena I feel joy and want to laugh a dog slowly. It’s the most crunchy feeling and better than scrubbing highlighter any day.

  • Erin

    When I’m feeling frustrated, I practice extended side angle. But there are times when I’m fluid with Carrie I feel delighted and want to dance a dog gleefully. It’s the most soft feeling and better than vacuuming computer any day.

  • Rachel

    When I’m feeling anxious, I practice forearm balance. But there are times when I’m practicing with Sara I feel joy and want to dance a book spritely. It’s the most pleasant feeling and better than cleaning mat any day.

  • When I’m feeling  crappy, I practice plow. But there are times when I’m  knitting with melinda I feel joy and want to slurp a foot  slowly . It’s the most slippery feeling and better than  work  pillow any day.

  • Jenny Paul

    When I’m feeling jaded, I practice handstand. But there are times when I’m connecting with Alli I feel ecstatic and want to climb a kitty awkwardly. It’s the most friskily feeling and better than wet chalk any day.

  • When I’m feeling fear, I practice Supta Baddha Konasana. But there are times when I’m flowing with Chelsea I feel joy and want to sing a cat loudly. It’s the most absurd feeling and better than running movie any day.

  • Tiggy

    When I’m feeling flat , I practice handstand. But there are times when I’m yabbering with Tara, I feel hungry and want to bake a cake graciously . It’s the most zingy feeling and better than de-linting sweaters any day.

  • When I’m feeling rejected, I practice cobbler pose. But there are times when I’m bending with Eric I feel bubbly and want to run a coffee carefully . It’s the most joyous feeling and better than pooping rabbits any day.

  • Jodi

    When I’m feeling Sad, I practice savasana. But there are times when I’m Yoga with Hilarie I feel joy and want to Bounce a bird swankly (?hehe) . It’s the most brightly feeling and better than work ing coffee any day.

  • When I’m feeling blah, I practice skandasana. But there are times when I’m sleeping with casey I feel springy and want to jaunt a house stealthily . It’s the most hot feeling and better than work nose any day.

  • Mel

    When I’m feeling bewildered, I practice traingle. But there are times when I’m balancing with Melanie I feel elated and want to salsa a Swatch Watch merrily. It’s the most sunny feeling and better than folding laundry any day.

  • Bronwyn

    When I’m feeling anxious, I practice Chakrāsana. But there are times when I’m singing with Alice I feel giddy and want to dance a kayak loudly. It’s the most amazing feeling and better than working snowflakse any day.

  • When I’m feeling Jealous, I practice Crow Pose. But there are times when I’m Leaping with Ariel I feel Joy and want to Dance a High Heel Happily. It’s the most Amazing feeling and better than Bummer Music any day.

    <3 <3 PrAna!
    @VeronicaRaye

  • DJF

    When I’m feeling Sad , I practice Dragonfly Pose. But there are times when I’m Chanting with Lon I feel Bliss and want to Absquatulate a Lovely Peach. It’s the most colorful feeling and better than constipating a poodle any day.

  • Alana McFarlane

    When I’m feeling scared, I practice pigeon. But! – there are times when designing with Nathalie I feel spontaneous and want to hug a barn bruskly. It’s the most risky feeling and better than resisting profits any day.

    Oh ya.

  • Sarah

    When I’m feeling nervous, I practice cobra. But there are times when I’m walking with Amanda I feel joy and want to jump a mat lovingly . It’s the most swirly feeling and better than working book any day.

  • mia

    When I’m feeling fear, I practice balasana. But there are times when I’m active with janet I feel love and want to boogie a chair lovingly. It’s the most snotty feeling and better than wet building any day.

  • Julie Menge

    When I’m feeling grumpy , I practice balancing half moon. But there are times when I’m dancing with Chelsea I feel elated and want to scrunch a monkey fruitlessly . It’s the most goofy feeling and better than cleaning hula-hoops any day.

  • karen f

    When I’m feeling envious, I practice bow pose. But there are times when I’m organizing with Elke I feel elated and want to skip over a desk slowly. It’s the most bright feeling and better than yelling at shoes any day.

  • Kat

    When I’m feeling crappy, I practice Viparita Kirani. But there are times when I’m dancing with Matt I feel gleeful and want to squeal a cupcake lovingly. It’s the most sugary feeling and better than filing naps any day.

  • Ryan Power

    When I’m feeling stale, I practice Eka Pada. But there are times when I’m surfing with Ross I feel stoked and want to explode a puppy intensely. It’s the most sweaty feeling and better than boring trees any day.

    Ha, trees are so not boring, and I have yet to actually explode a puppy.

  • Karo

    When I’m feeling lonely, I practice bird of paradise. But there are times when I’m  moving with Arrow I feel flying and want to dance a ball  loudly. It’s the most silly feeling and better than running  bird any day.

  • Suman Levy

    When I’m feeling hopeless , I practice trikonasana. But there are times when I’m healing with Sunanda I feel peace and want to laugh a devotee joyfully. It’s the most bouncy feeling and better than itching Guru any day.

  • Heather D.

    When I’m feeling cross , I practice bridge. But there are times when I’m strolling with Sandra I feel giggly and want to hop a turtle quickly. It’s the most fluttery feeling and better than squatting tulips any day.

  • kia

    When I’m feeling craptastic , I practice baddha utthita parsvakonasana . But there are times when I’m running with Simon I feel free and want to fly a rocket soaringly . It’s the most goofy feeling and better than washing diapers any day.

  • When I’m feeling disdain, I practice adho mukha vrksasana. But there are times when I’m playing with Leah I feel joy and want to leap a dog kindly . It’s the most effervescent feeling and better than dreading guitar any day.

  • Celsea Jenkins

    When I’m feeling ugh, I practice camel. But there are times when I’m with aligned I feel jovial and want to bounce a cat carefully. It’s the most zealous feeling and better than standardized cheeseburgers any day.

  • When I’m feeling  bitter, I practice wild thing. But there are times when I’m dancing with Tom I feel giddy and want to surf a cake noisily . It’s the most freewheeling feeling and better than  scrubbing wheelbarrows any day.

  • Joel G. Rivera

    When I’m feeling fear, I practice Dhanurasana. But there are times when I’m dancing with Wayne I feel ecstasy and want to doodle a cat blissfully. It’s the most dorky feeling and better than scraping snowballs any day.

  • Shannon

    When I’m feeling enraged, I practice Urdhva Dhanurasana. But there are times when I’m grooving with Ritchie I feel elated and want to bounce a teapot scantily . It’s the most riveting feeling and better than pruning grapefruit any day.

  • Sarah

    When I’m feeling rage , I practice hanumanasana. But there are times when I’m writing with Garth I feel glee and want to boing a penguin quiescently . It’s the most book reading feeling and better than mopping a suitcase any day.

  • When I’m feeling lost, I practice pigeon. But there are times when I’m running with Jesse I feel relaxed and want to laugh an elephant heartily. It’s the most hilarious feeling and better than dejecting a donkey any day.

  • Jessica

    When I’m feeling frazzled, I practice wheel. But there are times when I’m crafting with Hannah I feel ecstatic and want to jump a rhinoceros carelessly. It’s the most splendiferous feeling and better than vomiting a towel any day.

  • Bernadette Chan

    When I’m feeling __frustrated__ , I practice __tree__. But there are times when I’m __breathing__ with __Ed__ I feel __giddy__ and want to __dance__ a __cat__ __happily__ . It’s the most __stupendous__ feeling and better than __screaming__ __tea__ any day.

  • When I’m feeling weak , I practice Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. But there are times when I’m taking pictures with Lieska I feel zen and want to surf a wave amazingly . It’s the most epic feeling and better than screaming shoes any day.

  • When I’m feeling freaky, I practice chair pose. But there are times when I’m flowering with Isabelle I feel melty and want to jitterbug a Volvo lovingly. It’s the most blissful feeling and better than litigating memes any day.

  • When I’m feeling devastated, I practice the Thinking Man. But there are times when I’m  breathing with Julie I feel amusement and want to defenestrate a cow morbidly . It’s the most orgasmic feeling and better than vomit fan any day.

    Ah.

  • Carol

    When I’m feeling stuck, I practice pigeon. But there are times when I’m brainstorming with Peter I feel joy and want to roller-skate a taco mindfully. It’s the most wild feeling and better than driving couch anyday.

  • When I’m feeling nar nar, I practice danurasana. But there are times when I’m dancing with frank I feel shuper shtoked and want to glide a champion aggressively . It’s the most flawless feeling and better than choking Nemo any day.

  • Tami

    When I’m feeling  __angry__ , I practice __marichiasana __. But there are times when I’m  __shopping __ with __eileen__ I feel __overjoyed__ and want to __skip__ a __ball__   __softly__ . It’s the most __supercalafragalistic__ feeling and better than  __working__  __boston__ any day.

  • When I’m feeling angsty, I practice half-moon. But there are times when I’m whistling with Kara I feel zealous and want to frolick a candle ceaselessly . It’s the most furry feeling and better than running cat any day.

  • When I’m feeling sappy , I practice trikonasana. But there are times when I’m sliding with Jamie I feel cheerful and want to funkify a island intensely. It’s the most spicy feeling and better than poking fork any day.

  • Ryan Power

    YAY! Big thanks YD and Prana, I think I will be rocking the Indigo Prana Sutra pants and living in them until they fray away, hm… that almost sounds threatening. Maybe I can get more life out of the jeans… I hope everyone else who entered is winning in another part of their lives as I am.

    Cheers!

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