balance in the present

A child’s mind lives in the present and does not go the past or the future.
— B.K.S. Iyengar "On Childhood", from "Tree of Yoga"
 mother & daughter practicing Rajakapostasana. Who is teaching who?

mother & daughter practicing Rajakapostasana. Who is teaching who?

Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present—the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity. When the intellect is stable, there is no past, no future, only present. Do not live in the future; only the present is real. The mind takes you constantly to the future, as it plans, worries, and wonders. Memory takes you to the past, as it ruminates and regrets. Only the Self takes you to the present, for the divine can be experienced only now. The past, present, and future are held together in each Asana as thought, word, and deed become one.
— B.K.S. Iyengar, "Light on Life," p. 43-44