11. May 2020 · Comments Off on What’s Your Intention? · Categories: Yoga wisdom · Tags: ,

What’s Your Intention?

We always set an intention at the beginning of our class as it gives our practice meaning and purpose, almost like setting scaffolding around it. You’ll also sometimes hear it called a sankalpa. Sankalpa is a Buddhist term meaning a short phrase or sentence, clearly and concisely expressed, using the same wording each time, to bring about a positive change in your life.

Your intention or sankalpa can be whatever you want it to be. It can be the same each time you step onto your mat, or different. It’s up to you. All you need to do is focus your mind, connect to your most heartfelt desire and channel your energy within.

Ask yourself, what do I want? How do I want to feel? Create your sankalpa as a statement of fact. Remember to KISS – Keep It Short and Simple, use only positive words and present tense.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. I am present 
  2. I am strong 
  3. I am grounded
  4. I am calm
  5. I am financially free
  6. I choose peace
  7. I am loving and loved
  8. I am compassion
  9. I choose ease and flow
  10. I find joy in life 
  11. I communicate with clarity
  12. I am content
  13. I have enough
  14. I listen to my body
  15. I find new potential everyday
  16. I believe in myself
  17. I am clear about my priorities
  18. I appreciate my body for all it does
  19. I treat myself with love and compassion
  20. I respect myself
  21. I have teachers to guide me
  22. I love my life
  23. I am creating change
  24. I listen before acting
  25. I am confident
  26. I have what I need
  27. I let go
  28. I am open to receive
  29. I believe in myself
  30. I have power
  31. I am motivated
  32. I listen to my inner wisdom
  33. I focus on my breathing
  34. I am patient
  35. I live according to my values
  36. I am free to change my life
  37. I am here to learn
  38. I rest when I need to
  39. I am capable of meeting my own needs
  40. I set and maintain healthy boundaries

What’s your intention today?

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