OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are you in the moment?

I'm pretty sore today from (of all things) yoga last night - the instructor is superbly talented at finding weaknesses (particularly hip flexors in my case) and then going for it...she's really terrific. But I have to say that while one of the women in my class actually fell asleep during the latter portion of the class, I found myself figuring out what I needed to do to get organized for the next day. I know! I know! It isn't exactly in the yoga - mantra of meditation, but not sure what to do about it? 

Question: What do you do to relax in the moment? Any tips to share? 


  1. For me cardio classes like spinning or kickboxing are the best way to relax. I don't go to any yoga classes because they make me feel like time seems to slow down and I end up watching the clock waiting for the class to end or thinking about something else.

  2. It's funny that you pose this questions TODAY and I'm finding your blog TODAY. LOL
    I took a Bodyjam class today and for some reason I kept peeking at the clock behind me.
    About half way through, I decided to stop looking at the clock and just BE in the moment of where I was and concentrate on what move we were doing. It totally worked...mind over matter. It felt so good!!


  3. For me, there are a few things...
    1. Take a few minutes of deep breathing and mental connection to my body before I begin my work out.
    2. I am mindfull of my thoughts and how I speak to everyone that I come in contact with daily
    3. Thank God every morning and every night, for the wonderful life I lead and to give me guidence and courage for the coming day.
    4. Whenever I pass a mirror, I say something positive about myself.

    They all work like a charm, to relax me and bring me back to the flow of the day.

    Your blog is awesome! Thank you and keep up the fab job!


  4. Great tips gals! Love 'em! I'll try it out Monday and let you know if I am less impatient!

    - Diane