The best way to explain the meaning – or feeling – of presence is by example.
Imagine driving your car, arriving to your destination, and realizing that you don’t remember half of your drive. This is the reality for many people. We have busy schedules, long to-do lists, and spend much of our time racing from point A to point B.
One of the many powerful benefits of our yoga practice is cultivating presence and awareness.
Now, imagine getting into your car and becoming acutely aware of the texture of your steering wheel, the feeling of the gas and brake pedals beneath your feet, the sound of your blinker and what you see as you drive down the street.
Two entirely different experiences while doing the same action of driving. The difference? Your awareness. This is the practice of mindfulness.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Shifting gears (pun intended) from this driving analogy to your yoga practice, have you ever felt disconnected with your time on the mat? Have you ever been in a yoga pose but thinking about your to-do’s, or planning your grocery list instead?
Just like any other aspect of life, our yoga practice can become part of the routine where we go through the motions but don’t fully experience if we’re feeling distracted. Yet one of the many powerful benefits of our yoga practice is cultivating presence and awareness.
Any time you feel like your mind is racing and you need to refocus or any time you need to feel grounded, connected, and present, press play on this yoga video.
Yoga for Presence is a class that’s designed to sharpen your awareness – both of yourself in the movements, as well as your experience as a whole while you’re on the mat.
What to Expect In Your Moving Meditation
This online yoga class is a mindfulness meditation in motion – as you move through a Vinyasa Yoga flow, you’ll focus on linking your breath to your motion as a means of connecting to the present moment.
Any time you need a break from the busy-ness of your day, any time you feel like your mind is racing and you need to refocus, or any time you need to feel grounded, connected, and present, press play on this yoga video.
Tap into a sense of mindfulness as you flow, becoming aware of each individual movement, the sensations of each pose, and the way your body feels. This is presence!