the llama blog
practicing yoga off the mat.
It's the beginning of July, the start of the second half of 2017. How is your intention for the year?
My 2017 theme has been to refine my goals and my self. In 2016, I got the ball rolling on a few goals like learning how to speak Spanish, and listening more to my yoga practice to uncover those nuggets of knowledge.
This year, I’ve added tools to help some of goals blossom more. I purchased Rosetta Stone to practice my language at home. I signed up for a 21-day meditation challenge to help place an emphasis on the spiritual side of my practice. In addition, I continue to practice and learn from various teachers and styles opening my heart and mind.
So, how is it going? It’s not perfect by any means, but I continue to learn and grow. I fall off the language wagon here and there, but always return. Practicing a different style of yoga such as Kundalini has really helped me to become aware of my thoughts thus slowing down my reactions.
Please pull out your journal, and take a moment to reflect on 2017 so far. Are you doing the things that support your theme / vision / intention? If not, what is blocking your path? Where do you want to be at the start of 2018? What other resources do you need? What action steps should you take?
After you finish writing, close your eyes and gently breathe. Focus on your theme or intention you set for 2017. Allow the intention to fill each cell in your body. Feel this new energy pulsating through you. Open your eyes. Go get 2017!