12 Quotes to Still into the Present Moment with the Breath

There’s no better way to be in the present moment than to focus the body with the rhythm of the breath. Sign up for our 21-Day Yoga Challenge today!

Connecting body to breath is just one way in which you can sink deeply into the present moment and savor the here and now. In our 2019 21-Day Yoga Challenge, Wanderlust co-founder and National Director of Yoga Schuyler Grant leads us through three weeks to truly establish the body to breath connection.

Learn more, and sign up for *free* here. Begins March 4.


“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.”
– Lao Tzu

“You must let life flow naturally, for life’s secret is patience; you must stop pushing for change and allow things to unfold.”
– Leon Brown

“Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity.”
–  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence.”
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
– Jelaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi


“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.”
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

“Your true home is in the here and the now.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh, Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh

“Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.”
– Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

“Every moment of our existence holds and infinite number of possibilities.”
– Wayne Dyer

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
– Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

“Ironically, there are only three ways that you spend time – in the past, the present or the future.”
– Matt Purcell, Life Hacks For Mindful Living

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
– Buddha

Get deep into the present moment with the 21-Day Yoga Challenge, beginning March 4. Sign up for free now!