Time is a created thing.
To say "I don't have time" is like saying "I don't want to" - Lao Tzu
Time is elusive. We think we have so much and then suddenly it's gone. Take this year for example. It's already April. It's already Spring. Holidays have come and gone, resolutions have flown out the window, and yet we still say, "Tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow".
But the time is now.
Living in the present moment is how we make the most of our time with whatever it is that we're doing. Being aware of your thoughts, your actions, your breath. Noticing the small details and finding gratitude for the simplest things. Appreciating the days you feel good, and the days you don't; understanding that there's a flow, a balance, a give and take. In everything. With everyone.
Yoga teaches you how to stay present, to live in the moment, to create awareness of both the internal body and the external world. One thing I encourage my students to do is to learn how to take their yoga practice off of the mat. Learn how to find the stillness of savasana in the midst of the chaos of daily life - sitting in traffic, waiting in line, getting voice recognition operators to actually understand what you said (one. I said ONE!).
To honor this mindful practice, and to help you practice being mindful, we are having FREE YOGA WEEK! That's right, every yoga class this week, from 4/6-4/11 is free. This is the perfect opportunity to try out a class, to come back to your mat, or to bring a loved one to your favorite regular class. Why? Because the time is now.
See you on the mat.