After much research, I decided to become certified through Holy Yoga. Not only did I want to grow my knowledge in yoga but I also wanted to grow my spiritual journey with Christ. Holy Yoga seemed like the perfect path for me. With the signs pointing me in that direction (and meeting a wonderful new sister along the way), I committed. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Last month, I completed my training by attending a life-changing retreat and came home feeling a burning desire to share what I know (and don’t know) with others. Tomorrow, I will begin teaching (part) of my first class. I’ve been scared to start because I don’t feel ready, but my muse/friend/brain-sharing sister, Jennifer, has calmed my nerves and I know she will be holding my hand the entire time.
One of the biggest focuses in yoga is the idea of presence. To practice presence, one must make it their intention. It’s something I have been working on a lot lately and this advent season is an excellent time to put it into action.
What someone considers presence is all in their perspective. To me, presence means being present in the moment that you choose. I choose my moments to include time with the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), my family and the present moment I’m living. It’s so hard to tune out the distractions of life – especially with my type-A personality – but it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
This advent season, I am going to practice presence by gifting it to those I love. I will try to quiet the voices that tell me to be focusing on something else and try to be present in the moment. Whether it is a moment with the Lord or a moment with my son or my husband or even a moment with myself, I will practice just being. Being there and enjoying the life that I have been blessed with.
How will you choose to practice presence this season?