Ever wondered how to set up intentions and why it’s done daily?
Short answer: It helps set up your day, week, month, or year the way YOU want it!
A more in-depth explanation below the video.
“Let’s start today’s class by setting an intention.”
Have you heard yoga teachers start a class this way? For a long time, hearing this made me roll my eyes.
Why, you ask?
In retrospect, I didn’t get it. I didn’t know how to set an intention let alone what a good one would be, so why waste time with this–I just wanted to get moving.
It took me a lot of trial and error to ‘get it’ and after a long time of feeling like it had to be this complex thing, the realization came that it can be quite simple.
What is an intention?
An intention is a quality in which you want to create in your life — both on and off the mat. An intention can be a step toward a larger goal. Any intention that you choose should be something that’s really true to you – not just something you think you should do. Let it be some quality or goal you want.
🌟A note on this: Do your best to set up your intention to support you positively.
i.e. “I flow easily with new experiences” instead of “I won’t be so awkward in new situations”.
Why set one?
Setting an intention goes beyond the physical practice and brings more awareness to our spiritual selves. It provides the opportunity to bring another level of mental energy to change our mindset. Even if you only do it for the duration of a meditation or an asana practice, that energy and thought process carries on after you’re finished.
The best part is you can set one at any time! You don’t need to wait for New Year’s or another special occasion. Start now!
The hard part is figuring out what you want. This decision can be a short term one, like setting your energy & emotions up to perform well in a presentation or it could be long term like a major goal you want to reach in a year.
Once you decide on a goal, then there’s a few questions to ask yourself to aide in visualizing and bringing the intention to life:
- What kind of energy do you want to have today?
- How do you want to show up emotionally?
- What does this feel like? What does it look like and sound like?
- How do you talk to yourself? How do you talk and interact with others?
Set up a period of time to quietly visualize yourself going through your day with this intention.
You can do this with me for 5 minutes in the video 👆.
To reiterate: visualization plays a big roll in all this intention setting.
Now here’s the REALLY important thing: You need to do it consistently.
Every morning. 5 minutes is all you need but you can go longer!
Why do it daily?
It builds momentum!
Envisioning it before it happens is key for the end result to come to fruition.
✨Believe it to see it.✨
There will be days you won’t wanna. There will be days you think you don’t have time. Do it anyway.
Do yourself the favor and show up for yourself — Do it for you.
I hope this process helps you become a better version of yourself.
Enjoy! Be well. Remember to breathe. 🙏🏼Namaste my friends🙏🏼
Try this next: Gentle Detox/Inversion Free in 25 min
Have a suggestion for a class you’d like to see? Contact me.