Where am I at right now?
I love this aspect of yoga practice; that it asks us to inquire moment to moment and even breath by breath!
What is actually occurring in my body? What am I asking it to do exactly and is my mind present to it? Is my awareness able to expand to include all of what is present in any given moment?
This kind of inquiry might seem obvious or even unimportant however presence is the ground from which we can live our lives and from which our actions, speech and thoughts arise with integrity, from where we truly are.
Living from where we are, being authentic to ourselves- not from how we think we should be or others think we should be- yet from where we feel naturally creative and inspired. Living from where we are in any given moment, this not only strengthens our outer actions and relations, it also supports living connected to our true inner nature.
Our True Nature can also be known as awakened consciousness or higher Self. This is what Yoga teaches us- to connect to NOW in body, breath, mind and heart; then from here and now, to know, to act, to BE freely from our True Nature.
So, where are you at right now?
“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” — Gautama Buddha