Setting an Intention for Yoga Practice


You might be asking yourself, what exactly do you mean by setting an intention? Let’s look at the exact definition, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, intention is “what one intends to do or bring about.” In yoga, your intention helps you focus, and motivates you to withstand the physical challenges. It is without a doubt that your intentions will not mirror that of another.

It’s best to set an intention prior to starting your yoga practice or meditation. It’s perfectly normal if your intentions do not come easy, or immediately surface. Next time you’re struggling to find your direction, experiment with the below suggestions.


A short word or phrase that is uttered with repetition used for meditation purposes. It should be uplifting and empowering. Below are some mantras to explore.

“I have enough. I am enough.”
“I am grounded.”
“I am gratitude and love.”
“I am at peace.”
“I listen to my body and give it what it needs.”
“I am learning, growing, evolving, and expanding.”
“I am flexible to open and change.”
“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt.”

Dedicate your Practice

If you’re having difficulty coming up with a mantra, you can always dedicate your practice to something or someone in your life. Perhaps you’re having a tough time at work and want to dedicate your practice to giving yourself compassion and grace. Or maybe someone you know is facing a hardship and could benefit from the energy. By devoting your practice to another person, it cultivates sacred meaning and extends your light to the outside world.

I invite you to honor your intentions on and off your mat. Dig deep and explore a more intimate relationship with your practice. Take notice of how much of a difference it can make. I can assure you that it will transform how you show up for yourself and others.

Ready to bring your intention onto the mat? Contact Mystikal Yogini for your session today!

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