Often times in yoga classes we are prompted to set an intention to help guide us in class.
It wasn’t until this past year that I started to really appreciate this practice. When we know why we begin something we can lean on that when we are knee deep in the shit of life. When fear floods the mind and doubt clouds our vision.
As Ayurveda teaches, working to stay in tune with the rhythms of nature keeps us in sync with life. When we keep track of the cycles of the moon we are invited each month to set intentions at the New Moon, where we can then review, refine, and release at the Full Moon.
First, there is something to writing intentions down. With a pen, not on a computer. It is the first act of unfolding these dreams, bringing them down from the ethers and putting them on paper.
Jan Spiller, a frontier in Astrology teaches that you have a magic period 8 hours after the New Moon. This time is like a portal that enhances and blesses intentions set at this time.
Write in first person and like they are already happening.
Example: I accept an opportunity to teach Yoga / Ayurveda abroad. * this was an actual intention of mine I wrote 4 months before accepting a position in Costa Rica … SHIT WORKS!
What I love about this lunar intention setting is you give these seeds two weeks to swell and flourish and then when the Full Moon shines, you can review, reflect, and release whatever isn’t working.