Friday, January 21, 2011

being Present in Mountain pose

Life gives us many opportunities to be present....for example:  being born, learning to walk, learning how to ride a bike, dancing, singing, making music, making love,  giving birth...and the ultimate act of presence, dying.  

All the thoughts of the future and past are just the future and past.  I heard someone say once that if you have one foot in the past and one in the present you are pissing on today.  So...bringing both feet into the present..just for today, right here, right now, in this very presence.

In the practice of yoga, keeping both feet on the ground and standing in the very first posture of Tadasana-Mountain, that is the gift of being able to stand.  Such a simple thing,  Ah, but how lucky those of us who can stand, not everyone is able to stand....