Now is Yoga

Each January, I start back at the beginning. 

Yoga Sutra 1.1: Atha Yoga Anusasanam

Now begins the practice of yoga.

This meditation breathes in January,

Waiting to be received with renewed commitment. 

Asking that we not dwell in past defeat or future victories. 

Reminding us that the practice belongs to the present moment. 

With this meditation, I relinquish the notion that I can ever “do” yoga. 

We use the tools of practice to wake up to the experience of yoga. 

Each moment with renewed commit, 

We lay our egos at the altar of the practice

Whole and incomplete,

Straddling the present and the infinite. 

May we be still and know…That we are god. 

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. 

May we begin this New year entertaining the radical notion that…

We have everything we need already.

Now begins the practice of yoga. 

Happy New Year!