Be Fully Present

“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans,” said John Lennon.

Life is what happens while you’re busy taking a selfie.

I’ve watched people for many years who visit a wonder of nature or a child’s activity and devote their attention to making a video. How often will they watch a video versus how many memories of experiencing the moment?

The beginning of a Yoga class consists of bringing students into awareness of the moment. Bringing distracted minds and tensed up bodies together for a time so that we can experience the practice and calm and strengthen and stretch.

How do we do this?

First step–breathe. Deeply. Paying attention to the exhale. It’s all in the exhale.

Come back home to the present moment.

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