Slowing Down: The Power of Pausing

By
Charlotte Bell
Yoga students practicing the yogic principles of slowing down and appreciating the moment

Years ago I took a vacation to Baja, where some friends had relocated. One morning when the beach was completely deserted, I decided to take a solitary walk. As my pace slowed due to the mushy sand, I began to notice things along the way that I might not have seen if I’d been speeding along at my usual pace: a perfectly shaped conch, sparkling pebbles, multicolored sand crystals. One particular pile of tide debris caught my eye. I stopped to look more closely.

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