Being in the Present

Teresa Jackson, Head Yoga Instructor

What does “being in the present” really mean? And how do we accomplish it?

One of my favorite yoga teachers and published author, Rolf Gates, defines being in the present moment as “meeting this moment with what is available in this moment”. Not where we were yesterday, or even 5 minutes ago and not where we will be tomorrow or 5 minutes from now, but Right Here, Right Now. In this one breath that we are taking in this moment.

Sounds simple, but why do we have such a hard time doing it? Our mind is constantly leading us out of this moment with thoughts of past experiences and worries about future situations. The only way to t