I’ve been teaching and doing yoga for a long time, rambling on endlessly about how essential it is to be in the present momentwhile practicing. One breath at a time, move out of the busy mind and into the body, feel the muscles lengthen and the tissues hydrating and think of nothing else while you relish the present moment. . . Blah, blah, blah.
But truth be told, never, ever have I actually understood the value of those words and the power of the present moment.