“In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.”
– Some yoga wisdom from Donna Farhi
Donna Farhi writes a lot about intention in yoga … but does it really matter what I am thinking when I do my yoga practice? Does it matter if the thoughts that drift across the sky of my mind are about love, work, Mum or “doughnuts”…?
And what if you’re just a giggling idiot within…? Is this self-sabotage…? Whenever I consciously declare a serious intention I end up giggling.
Perhaps this derives from years up the back of the Methodist Church with my brothers trying to keep a straight face while adult members of the congregation waved their arms and declared quite serious (but amusing to children) wishes from God..? Thankfully intentions are not declared out loud at the yoga centre I go to!
I admire those who have sufficient mental calm to hold their own yogic intentions.
Chief Bloggist, Yoga Whatever…