Yoga is really trying to liberate us from … shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing — I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.
Despite the finger-wagging modern etiquette pieces, the obligation to provide your full attention to any one person or thing for a sustained period of time is becoming more difficult to meet. The phone, and the constellation of diversions that live inside it — emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Timehop, Google Hangouts, all of which can sprout badges of fire-red notifications demanding to be addressed are just too compelling.
Almost anything that we do in our daily lives can become a meditation, if we bring our full awareness, and our full presence to what we are doing. It is not uncommon in the modern day and age that we multi-task in an effort to ‘get more done’, although it is arguable whether or not multi-tasking actually improves our productivity or not.