If you treat your attention with respect, you allow it to stay whole, you preserve your ability to concentrate, you can actually do one thing after another with intensity & intensity can be traded for time. - Dr Cal Newport
This quote is from a Ted talk that I recently watched and it resonated with me. I feel like this quote is so true for me. I find that if I am true to myself this way, I really can accomplish so much. It is when I am living distracted, with not enough “intention” time that I feel off track with my accomplishments.
It applies to yoga as well, in a BIG way. If I am attempting a pose like this, I have to be, what we say in yoga, present. It is a way of declaring the need for concentration without allowing your thoughts to wander. If I don’t concentrate in this pose, I end up in the water!