Being present is one of the easiest ways to reduce anxiety over the future or non-forgiveness of the past. If you stop and think about it, it’s very difficult to find something wrong current moment.
“The more you are focused on time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
A Note about Negativity
According to Tolle, negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress and worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness and bitterness – all forms of non-
forgiveness – are caused by too much past and not enough presence.
Most people find it difficult to believe that a state of consciousness totally free of all negativity is possible. Yet this liberated state is possible right here and now.
How Yoga Helps Bring You into the Present
Yoga can be considered a moving meditation. Throughout the practice, we should be focused on executing each asana correctly and controlling the breath.
If your mind drifts, you will most likely be out of alignment with your yoga pose and you will not be in sync with those around you. Your breath should flow slowly in and out of your nose tied to your movements.
At the beginning of your practice, your breath will likely be short and shallow. And whether or not you realize it, there are thousands of thoughts going through your mind in any given day. Your mind will likely be swirling with these thoughts when you first hit the mat. By savasana (the final resting pose), your breath should be deep and your mind quiet.
Start by Learning 10 Basic Yoga Poses
Starting March 5, I will be hosting a 10-week yoga challenge, coinciding with my own yoga teacher training. Each week I will walk you through a beginner, gradually leading up to intermediate, yoga asana (pose).
Bonus: Every week I’m giving away a hand-selected, boutique yoga outfit to one lucky yoga challenge participant! To enter, post your version of the weekly pose to social media using #DashworthyYogaChallenge, tagging @Dashworthy and that week’s challenge sponsor.
Plus, everyone gets one FREE entry. Enter now:
This challenge is a great way to either erase your fear of starting yoga or to share your beautiful progress with a loving and supportive online yoga community.
I can’t wait to share my yoga teaching certification process with you along the way. I hope you’ll join me!
Find Happiness in this Moment
This moment is where life is happening. It’s the only thing we can control. It becomes our past and paints our future.
Surrender to living life in the moment and you will be enlightened.