“When you set an intention, when you commit, the entire universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Sandy Forster

We often set our intention for our yoga practice before we begin moving.  Sometimes we are able to keep our intention present throughout our practice, but most often, we forget.  Change and commitment are difficult and yet we have complete control over the thoughts of our minds.  How is it we can get so far off track from where we started?  How can we forget the very thing that we feel in our hearts that we want [to achieve, do or release]?  Our minds are willful and often lead us astray if we don’t “take every thought captive” as the apostle Paul said.

As yogis, we are blessed to have an avenue to tame our minds so that we can lead fulfilling and satisfying lives.  We have the gift of meditation and yoga practice through which we can truly reconnect with ourselves – physically and spiritually.  When we set an intention and we truly focus on our mind and energies upon it, we will eventually achieve it.

I found the definitions for “intention” on Google to be quite interesting:


1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.

“she was full of good intentions”
2. MEDICINE – the healing process of a wound.

I hope you take a few minutes today to be with yourself and your breath.  Clear your mind and become open to whatever comes to you.  Take those precious few moments and give yourself the gift of single-minded focus on your breath as a way to take a brief reprieve from your day-to-day worries.