Connect to that which you deeply seek
Why do we set intentions?
In a yoga class, we set an intention at the beginning of class to focus and guide our practice. We set this
intention with heart and mind. It could be something so simple, yet so vital, as “return to the breath.” Or
it could be to treat all beings with kindness - including yourself.
When I neglect to set and maintain an intention for my yoga practice, my mind races away with
distractions, and my practice suffers. Yes, I may still be moving through familiar postures in a
rectangular space, but the deeper elements available through yoga elude me. I finish such a practice
with a distracting swirl of thoughts, and I check off the box on my long to-do list for the day, “went to
yoga class.” Then, I take all that out of the doors of the yoga studio and to the other activities of my day.
Why this result? I may have made the effort to physically move my body, but I have not kept that in unity
with mind and spirit. Setting an intention helps me to do just that.
The Physical, the Mental, and the Spiritual in 2021
We can’t control exact outcomes in our lives, but we can live intentionally. Intentional living has created
for me a sense of peace, the kind available when I really connect what I’m doing (the physical) with what
I’m thinking (the mental) and how I am trusting the universe to direct me energetically, in the realm of
the spirit, and among my fellow humans.
Let’s unite the physical, the mental, and the spiritual, each in our own way, as we travel together into
Intentionality Workshop for yogis and other seekers
Set your 2021 Intention with me this Saturday, January 9th, at the Intentionality Workshop from 2-5 p.m,
at Giving Tree Yoga + Wellness.