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.

Food Intention – Salads!

One thing I enjoyed in the moment this week (actually a few times – this is a new favorite) was the Santa Anna Salad at Lime Jungle here in Hell’s Kitchen. The salad has grilled chicken, bacon, corn, beans,¬†tomatoes, and carrots. Those scrumptious toppings come on top of mesclun greens with a side of chipotle-honey lime dressing. I have gotten this every single time I’ve been to Lime Jungle.

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Weekend Update

Today Bobby and I had off, which was great. We tend to spend the weekends running around and never end up doing weekend-y things, but today was different. We wandered over to Rockefeller Center for lunch, then windowshopped, wandered up to Central Park, then across to Time Warner Center (the big building at Columbus Circle with the Whole Foods in the bottom), and finally home.

Saturday’s yoga session was perfect; Rob and Bobby both loved it. We spent the rest of the day with friends and more wandering, then attended a concert at Terminal 5. I love concerts but I hate standing up – I tend to wander to the back about halfway through and sit down to enjoy the music. Is that odd? I’ve been doing it since I was about 16 years old, so it’s not because I’m getting older.

Sunday we had special errands to do all afternoon (and I think they really really went well) but more on that later. My brother left that night and we ended up playing a board game called 7 Wonders. Loved it – it was so fun!

I think I am going to do more of these personal updates simply for my own records. I love having a journal and I haven’t been diligent with mine lately. It’s nice to know what you were doing when.

Do you keep a journal? 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.