I don't do very well with goals, because I tend to set the sorts of goals I think I 'should' be doing.
As a result, they are generally not in line with my actual, real, values. So I don't achieve them. Because I don't care about them. A few years ago, six or seven maybe, I started doing something else. I started setting a two-word intention, from which my goals could then flow organically.
This has worked MUCH better for me. Much, much better.
I even ran a workshop to teach people to do this a few years ago, and started a Facebook community.
This year, I won't be teaching a workshop, but I would like to share the workbook with you so you can also set a two-word intention.
Download it here.
If you garden, Spring is an excellent time to practice getting into all kinds of squats, which are useful for many, many reasons. They build mobility & stability in your lower body, they help you maintain the musculo-skeletal fitness you need to get up and down off the floor, they help your abs and pelvic floor function well...
When I first trained to teach yoga, I wanted to be a yoga teacher so badly it made me feel physically ill. Which sounds like a bad thing but kinda wasn't. You see, until that point, I'd never felt particularly passionate about anything. But when I qualified, I found out things I hadn't expected.
Slow and fast. Inhale and exhale. Action and stillness. Yoga is about harmonising opposites. The very word yoga means to yoke or to bind (from the Sanskrit root yuj). What a pity then, that so many of us have such a hard time with the slowing down bit.