By remembering that our practice is how we live our lives. It's about our time on our mats -- and about our relationships, our thoughts, breathing through our days, finding moments to pause and notice, and being who we are and doing what we can do.
I invite you to join me in this daily practice:
1. Move your body. Dance in the kitchen. Stretch on the stairs. Explore poses on the mat. Stretch at your desk. Include anyone around you in the fun.
2. Breathe deeply. When you are in traffic or late. When anyone looks at you "funny." When you are waiting patiently in line or your computer crashes. When you are having a conversation with someone or figuring out travel plans.
3. Find some quiet time. A minute. Two minutes. 5 minutes. There's an "old zen saying" that you should sit for 20 minutes a day. Unless you're too busy. Then you should sit for an hour. But seriously, 5 minutes is good.
Bonus: Laugh. At everything. Especially yourself. If you need inspiration, look online for funny videos like Princess Rap Battles or just about anything by JP Sears (start with How to Be Ultra Spiritual). Two of my favorites.