Ferris Bueller, John Lennon and Living in the Present Moment
My last few yoga classes have focused on using the body and breath to bring us into the present moment. Yoga's ability to keep me present is what started me down the yogic path and what keeps me practicing.
As someone who experiences a fair amount of anxiety, I spend much of my time thinking about the future. I worry about what is coming next and make plans to make sure things go smoothly. Nothing wrong with a little preparation. However, when this future dwelling becomes my dominant way of being, I am just going through the motions of life and not living it fully.
I know I could claim loftier inspirations, such as the Buddha, but to be honest, this is the line that goes through my head most frequently when I am rushing around