The most profound way to affect change is with the power of resolution or intention.
In yoga class, you might have been led to form an intention for the class. Instead of setting a New Year’s resolution, try an inspired intention for the coming year. Setting an intention is like focusing your energy both on and off the mat. Your yoga practice can be a vehicle for realizing your intention. The poses are containers for energy, so when you set an intention at the start of your practice, each posture becomes an opportunity to align with and bring to life what is most important to you. When you infuse your intention into each breath, every breath becomes an opportunity to purposefully move your life in the direction you want it to go.
New Years puts me in a more introspective mood and this past year has given cause for a great deal of reflection at every level. So I'd love to take the opportunity to wish everyone who reads this, my very best wishes for 2016. May you have health, joy and gratitude throughout the year. My gratitude also for adding this page and email to your reading list. And for adding yoga to your daily routine. Every day your choices make a difference in your life and others, causing mini revolutions.
Happy New Year! And viva la revolution! I mean, resolution!
I went to my first Yoga class after a pretty nasty car accident. Woke up hanging in a hospital bed encased in steel and straps like a cocooned caterpillar. It was yoga that helped me gain strength and balance after emerging from that cocoon.