Setting an intention

Ann in Child's Pose.

Keeping with the yoga theme this week, I want to talk about just one of the many things that I love about yoga … setting an intention at the beginning of yoga practice.

According to the Yoga Journal web site: Setting intention, at least according to Buddhist teachings, is a path or practice that is focused on how you are “being” in the present moment.

Many yoga instructors will have you set an intention during mediation at the beginning of your yoga practice.

Sometimes I set my intention toward someone else, sometimes to myself and sometimes to my actual practice. When I set my intention for someone else I feel that the energy of my practice sends healing energy to my family member, friend or myself.

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  1. I took a restorative yoga class today, and we set intentions. Mine was to honor my body’s limitations, as I’m always trying to do the “perfect” pose, instead of what is “perfect” for me.

  2. That’s great, Jen. What a great intention.