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Yoga for the New Year! Resolutions, Intensions, Creating a Practice Habit

December 29, 2010

The New Year is the perfect time for introspection; it’s a time to evaluate or lives and set goals for the coming year.

Perhaps it is finally time to start an early morning practice, or a 15-minute evening meditation.  Examine your life and set some intentions.

In Yoga an INTENTION is not a goal for the future.  An INTENTION is focused in the present moment.

A goal may be “I want to loose weight”
But your INTENTION maybe “I am eating healthy”

What are you looking for in your life?
Weight Loss? Wealth?  Stress Relief? Patience? Forgiveness?  Compassion?

Set your intention in the positive present.

I love myself
I am eating healthy
I have an abundance of wealth
I am relaxed
I have endless patience
I forgive___________________
I am a compassionate person

Remind yourself of your intention constantly.

Resolving to begin a new Practice habit?

Determine reasons why you want to develop a Practice (or anything else)
Health?  Flexibility?  Stress Relief? Blood Pressure?….

Just Begin!  This is so important; most people spend a lot of time getting the right clothes, music, equipment, ect the entire process becomes overwhelming.  The most important thing is to just begin!

Set a routine and to stick to it. (Research suggests it take 14 – 28 days to form a habit)

Remind yourself of your intention constantly, both on the Yoga mat and off.

Make if fun, find music you enjoy, practice with friends, or take a class.

Celebrate your victories!
Did you stick to your plan for a week?  YAY! You!, Are you able to touch your toes?  Hold an Asana longer? Congratulate yourself for doing your best.

Pick a Challenging Asana and perfect it in 2011

Try some Mood Improving INVERSIONS!

Learn about New Year Traditions for Love and Luck HERE!

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Once in a Blue Moon….

December 31, 2009

The New Year is upon us, and as always, it is a perfect time for reflection.

It’s a time when we examine our lives and resolve to be better beings.

New Years Eve this year (12.31.09) we will experience a rare Blue Moon.

Blue Moons only occur once every 2.7154 years, and a New Year’s Eve Blue Moon only occurs once every 19 years.

(the next Next New Year’s Blue Moon is 2028)

The energy of the full moon helps to bring our relationship with our self and others into harmony.  The Blue Moon increases the energy and power of the full moon by three.  The day of the Blue Moon is a Spiritual and Lucky day.  It’s perfect to create resolves and meditate.  The communication with the Spiritual world is especially strong.

THE GREAT INVOCATION is a traditional meditation perfect for the Blue Moon


From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

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