A few months ago I started taking a yoga class for the first time in about 17 years. I’ve always struggled with holding poses in yoga. I’m not so good at the stillness, so I’ve often stayed away from yoga. For the most part, this power yoga class moves pretty fast and the moves are fun and challenging but manageable. I’m really enjoying the class even though it requires me to get up early on a Sunday. One of the aspects that I’ve come to really appreciate is setting an intention at the start of each class.
It gives me a focal point that I can return to when my mind wanders or I’m frustrated on my progress or discomfort in a pose. I think, “Well, Maggie, your intention was to breathe, so focus there and see if it helps or what you notice” or “your intention was to find comfort, so ease off today and let it be comfortable” This is a simple idea and no shocking surprise that it’s a way to refocus, but I definitely never appreciated that concept years ago. And in a world that moves at a […]