When setting an intention, it’s important to think in terms of present-times. After all, an intention set in the future is more of a goal. By setting a positive, present-tense intention, we are not telling our brains how we want to be, but telling ourselves how we already are.
Once you’ve come up with the intention that speaks to you, it’s time to lock it down. Inhale deeply “I am,” then exhale completely, “Strong,” or whatever word you’ve chosen for the day. Repeat three times.
Many of us have set an intention at the beginning of a yoga class – an inspiring thought we can return to time and again while on our mat. But what if you lived your entire day by this intention? Here are 5 intentions that you can live by as the days become cooler:
I am Grounded.
I am Enough
I am Grateful
I am Loved
I am Fierce
If you prefer a more specific affirmation, consider one of the following, or use these as prompts to create your own:
I am grounded, and able to make decisions easily.
I am enough, and I don't have to say yes to everything.
I am grateful even when things don't turn out the way I expected
I am loved, even when my loved ones aren't with me today
I am fierce and powerful in my actions.
Incorporating an intention into your yoga flow adds depth and strength to your movement – and including one in your daily living adds these elements to your day. That’s why I created Yogalastics – I wanted a way to truly remember and live by the intentions I set. I love wearing them on my wrist or in my hair to remind me to stay grounded and mindful throughout the day. The new fall collection of Yogalastics is now available here!