Monday, April 29, 2013


Slowing down is not my first course of action. Having grown up in the speedy city of Los Angeles, zipping around in my car to order my cup of coffee, while getting instant messages, I have become accustomed to this fast pace. It seems an entire day can go by without taking any time for contemplation or even simple enjoyment. 

Yoga can even become a fast-paced and effortful practice. Cramming in vinyasas and squeezing in that power yoga class between my power dinner and turning on the power on my computer so I can catch up on the latest news. 

What if today, you could take a moment to slow down? Take one or two tasks off of your list and do less today. Pay attention to the present moment. The gift that is your life in the now. I say this for myself.

Begin right now. Find a seat. Maybe outside. If you are comfortable on the ground, get on the ground. Perhaps the practice of Slow-ga can be taking 5 poses only. Be present in each posture for 5 minutes. When you want to get grounded, look to the ground. Or sit on the ground. And practice floor poses. You will actually feel the energy of the Earth. Breathe deeply in your body today as you hang out in these positions. Each breath, a transition, each transition a moment to stay present. 

This is a super busy week for me, with my book launch (Buy the book!) and so much promotion, I need to slow my roll, take a few moments, and practice presence. After all, I don't want to miss it.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I just started the Y28 Revolution, and I am loving it. I'm blogging my experiences at:

    Thanks so much!