YogaFit Resource: Setting Daily Intentions
In our yoga teacher trainings, we always talk about the importance of setting intentions; before we lead our classes we often, ask our participants to set an intention for their practice; but how often do we set intentions in our own lives?
Setting an intention for each day gives us purpose. From our Level 2: Communications training and in all of our trainings we know how impactful and transformational our words can be.
"If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive."
Intentions give us the opportunity to determine how we want to live our lives. Goals that we set for the day are much more action-oriented such as “My goal for the day is to get laundry done, reply to my emails, meditate for 10 minutes before bed.” An intention is more aligned with our values, who we want to be, how we want to live our lives and how we want to serve those around us “My intention for today is to complement each person I interact with today”
Instead of going into each day aimlessly moving from one task to another, how about we start the day with a positive intention? Each morning while brushing your teeth or eating your breakfast use this time to think about what your intention is for the day and write it down. We challenge you to do this every day for a week and take note of how it makes you feel. Intentions can be anything that speaks to us. Keep it simple and have fun with it!