“We must live in the now to follow the path to enlightenment. In the lower realms of the mind, where time and space seem very real, we are worried about the past and the future. These two intermingle and limit conscious awareness.

A person functioning in the now is in control of his own mind. He is naturally happier, more successful. He is performing every task with his fullest attention, and the rewards are to be seen equally in the quality of his work and the radiance of his face. He cannot be bored with anything he does, however simple or mundane. Everything i interesting challenging, fulfilling. A person living fully in the now is a content person.”

~ Satguru Sivaya Subramaniyaswami


May we all let go of attachment to the past or to a particular future. Our thoughts move from one to the other and prevents us from being fully present.


Notice your thinking

Come home to your body and breath

Find your content ground


See you in my regular yoga classes this weekend.


36 comments on “Contentment and Yoga

  1. Wonderful. Thank you, Val.

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  2. thank you! i need to get back to a yoga practice, it really helped me in many ways –

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  3. We’re both writing along similar presents today!

    Lovely post. Thank you Val.

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  4. I am with you Val… Breathing deep and Ommmmm ❤

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  5. Wonderful. Mind is very stubborn. So difficult to live in present. Past haunts.

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  6. Living in the now
    Is the cat’s meow!

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  7. I so agree with you Val. It’s amazing how living in the “Now” changes everything for the better in our lives.

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  8. thank you for this.

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  9. Everything we need, is in this moment! Beautiful Val 🙏🏻🌈

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  10. Superb quote, Val, for which many thanks. H ❤

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  11. bends in
    directions 🙂

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  12. Lovely and true. Thanks for the reminder, Val ❤


  13. Val nice post and definitely see you at weekend. 😛 #Yoga

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  15. Rabindranath Pradhan

    Lovely post

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  16. thehaverherd

    Thanks for this reminder.

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  17. thehaverherd

    Thanks for the reminder. We are all so much happier when we are in our present moment. It’s the only thing that’s real!

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  18. harshapatil8

    The opening statement is perfect and gripping!


  19. anandwellness

    Its all in the NOW. Thanks for the reminder.


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