Be Here Now

When we practice yoga on our mats we talk about being with this particular breath, with this posture, with this sensation in our bodies. The opposite of this would be anticipating the next breath, worrying about the upcoming posture, or hoping for a release from the sensations our body feels right now. How does this translate into a larger frame, off our mats and throughout our days? How do we fill our particular place and time on this incredible planet with our aliveness and our enjoyment? How do we stay with this day in this season in this town or city or wilderness? For me, right now, this means enjoying a day off from work, riding a snowboard down a soft mountainside, breathing in crisp cold air, sipping a hot coffee, and sitting by a warm fire. This is being here and now for me today, and I am very grateful for this.

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