Enjoy the Moment
I have to admit that sometimes, when I start thinking about all the things that need to be done on any given day, it can cause anxiety.
The problem is that if I start to let my mind travel in that direction, I never enjoy the moment I am in. In actuality, everything in the moment is usually good if I can pay attention to and appreciate where I am and what I am doing.
We learn this in yoga as well. If you begin your Asthanga practice and think about all the postures that you must do before you can rest, you won’t enjoy the one you are in. You’ll create undo stress, and when you are not present, you really aren’t practicing yoga. In Vinyasa, if you do a string of poses on one leg, and then you start to think about having to do them all again on the other side, you won’t be able to focus on your breathing and the details of the pose. You won’t be able to feel what you are doing and enjoy the moment you are in.
So be on the lookout for times like these. Take a deep breath. Pay attention to where you are and what you are doing and enjoy that moment for all it is worth.