Intention: Yoga Is Now.

This week’s intention I am stealing from a favorite teacher (her intentions come straight from the Yoga Sutras): it is “Atha Yoga Nushasanam” – which can be translated as:

  • Yoga is now.
  • Now begins our yoga.
  • All around us, now, is yoga.

It’s a reminder to stay present. You can practice yoga anytime, anywhere. Though it’s easy to go about life mindlessly clinging to old habits, remember to check in and come back to the moment. Not sinking into the past, nor daydreaming of the future – being here and now, and embracing it.

Last week’s intention was to be humble.

What is your intention for the week?

4 Comments on Intention: Yoga Is Now.

  1. sophia
    16 January, 2012 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I see you’ve got your blogging mojo back. Welcome, Maggie. I sure have missed you.

    By the way, I’ll be in NYC March 12-14!

    • Maggie
      16 January, 2012 at 10:46 pm (3 years ago)

      @sophia: sa-weet!!! I should be here.

  2. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    17 January, 2012 at 12:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Love live music, but prefer sitting down. I enjoy the tunes much more that way.

  3. Kath (My Funny Little Life)
    17 January, 2012 at 7:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend-y weekend. :)

    When I’m at a concert, it’s usually about the music for me. The last time, I was happy to have a standing at the back wall of the hall. I could stand there for 2 hours with eyes closed and just listening. It was great. So, what you said doesn’t sound odd to me at all.