I'm a yoga instructor, and at the beginning of my classes, I invite my students to set an intention or dedication for practice, and I ask them to bring into their mind and heart a positive quality or virtue to cultivate on their mat that day. At the end of class I guide students to reflect upon their intention and to keep it in their mind and heart as they journey off of their mat.
My intention for doing this is to create a ripple effect of positive energy, in hopes that by doing so, the positive intention continues to uplift and inspire even as my students journey away from the yoga studio and into the rest of their day or week.
Taking your yoga practice off of the mat can be an incredibly powerful tool for making positive and healthy changes in life. Here's how to do it: