my yoga teacher often begins class by asking us to think about setting intentions, emphasising that it doesn’t have to be something challenging, more so it could be something that should be as straightforward as relaxing the jaw. I’ll often think about an invention, but then struggle to maintain it, particularly during a dynamic vinyasa flow or power class.
I guess it’s at least beneficial to be getting into that mindset of setting intentions to just be on your mat and think about where you want to focus your practice that day. So from that point of view it’s got to be beneficial to think in that way.
Do you set intentions for your classes whether prompted or unprompted? Are you able to sustain it throughout the class? Have you really benefitted or not from setting intentions? Have you been able to incorporate any of your intentions into everyday life? How has it made you feel?