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"Intention" On and Off the Yoga Mat

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

Would you like to feel more in control of your life? Most people would answer a resounding: Yes, of course!

One of the topics I covered in Yoga Sadhana last week was the power of intention as it relates to our yoga practice.

Setting an intention for your yoga practice acts like a metaphor to translate your practice off your mat and into your life. It is a vehicle that makes yoga an aspect of your lifestyle, rather than something you do just for exercise.

An intention is bringing your attention and awareness to a quality or virtue you wish to cultivate or something that you want to improve upon regarding yourself in your life both on and off of your mat.

Some examples of an intention: I find ways to be more compassionate or kind to myself and others; I practice patience and acceptance; I practice self-acceptance by...

Practicing virtues elevate us. They include: gratitude, love, forgiveness, kindness, patience, being truthful, helpful.

By setting an intention you are building a bridge between what you work through on your mat and what you continue to focus your mind on when you step off of your mat. This intention is a powerfully energetic tool to take your practice into the world.

In addition, as you continue to focus on your intention, or bring it to mind, even after class has finished, you uplift your energy and increase your vibration, thereby acting as an example to inspire the lives of those you encounter.

If you'd like to read more about this topic I recommend The Power of Intention by Wayne Dwyer.

"Each moment that you are happy is a gift to the world." Harry Palmer

Joanne Pineau, C-IAYT

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