It’s amazing how much of life we miss because we’re busy time travelling.
We freak out over ‘what ifs’ in the future.
We berate ourselves to the point of abuse over the unchangeable past.
Staying present. Being here now. Ram Dassing it.
To a lot of us, it’s a foreign reality. The good news is that it’s attainable, and it can become habit with practice.
When we’re time travelling, we’re not connected to our body. Most of the time, our body is safe. Reconnecting with it ‘grounds’ us into a safe space that minimizes the ill effects of anxiety, self-recrimination, blame, worry . . . the hamster wheel of circular thoughts and their emotional impact crater. We’re brought out of the fight, flight, freeze part of our system into the relax and heal part.
A ten minute body scan meditation can help you in your journey to habitual presence. Through November, you can use this one. After that, it’s available for purchase on the Yoga Video page.