The Powerful Meaning of Now


September’s theme at the Sattva Wisdom Center is “Now.” A simple word, yet one that is powerful and empowering.


It is the first word in the first yoga sutra, which is sometimes translated into English as “Now, the practice of Yoga begins.”

Judith Lasater, an internationally known author and yoga teacher, says “now” is one of the deepest insights of spiritual practice: To bring us very deeply into the present moment, a kind of call to action for us to wake up now.


Our September theme will be on-going at the time of the Jewish new year, in which the Hebrew calendar starts over again. September also ushers in the autumnal equinox.


Author Chloe Rain says this is the time of year to go within and empty out space, composting old ideas and using the energy they hold to make new and fertile soil for creativity and a new cycle of growth.


What if we saw each moment of each day as an opportunity to begin anew—free from the baggage of the past—even the past minute?


What if we leaned in and listened to what we need now?


What if we took a moment to raise our consciousness and take action now, rather than avert our gaze or put something off?


Each passing second is like a second chance.


I am excited to recognize the powerful meaning of “now” and will try not to waste precious time looking back, but will focus instead on waking up now, again and again.


SWC is here to provide tools you can use in the practice of being present, whether it’s our daily Body Mind Soul yoga classes, meditation events or Personal Higher Development courses.


We can’t wait to welcome you!


With love and light,

Denise