We all have days or even periods of time where our "To Do" list can magically grow Kenyan running legs, making it feel impossible to catch up. We notice our mind spending more energy taking stock of all the task we must complete rather than simply completing them. It is a disciplined practice to stay in a flow of connection and to be present with the tasks at hand. Which reminds me of a famous quote:
"If we did all the things we are capable of doing we would truly astound ourselves"
Inventor, Thomas Edison
Easier said than done, right?! Well, it depends on the day really. Some days the universe really seems to open the floodgates and other day’s life offers you a particularly sweet piece of chocolate from the box.
Our lesson is to understand the gift of keeping the mindset and emotional feel of how blessed we are, even when it’s not just raining but pouring. Remembering in the present rather than just knowing in the future that all posing aliments are really a gift unfolding.
This beautiful feeling, this present connection may be difficult for some people to recognize. However, it is key because once a strong awareness has been developed in this emotional space; you can mentally work to stay there. One of the best tools we have found to connect with this feeling is yoga.
In your mind return to that class you took that was simply sublime. Or the routine you did at home in your living room or while traveling for work or pleasure. Remember how you felt after the practice was complete. Flooded with gratitude and bliss, totally present and calm. This sensation that yoga gives, we can actively incorporate into the rest of our world by living in this emotional state beyond the final Savasana.
YogaPaws are a here to help you stick a poses anytime anywhere. If you feel yourself getting swept away and becoming ungrounded, hit the floor with your YP for a couple of down dogs finishing with a delicious Savasana. It’s like pressing the refresh button.
Every moment is precious because once it's gone you can never get it back. Today make an effort to live in the present with the realization it truly is a gift, or better yet, a present.