About two months ago, I decided to do Yoga with Adriene's 30 Days of Yoga Challenge. I've practiced yoga for about eight years now with some regularity. This seemed like a good way to log more mat time.
Day 1 started out with Adriene asking me to set an intention for the 30 days. My intention was kumquat, for two reasons: 1) It's a funny word. 2) This is what drives me nuts about yoga. I'm all about the mind-body connection, but as soon as yoga veers in that direction, you lose me.
I was wrong. Setting an intention is a good way to focus your energy on a critical component of your struggle. A big part of mine is clutter, the physical and mental kind. Our two-bedroom apartment is cluttered with stuff I've forgotten that I own. My head is cluttered with ideas and thought patterns that do not serve me. Why hold onto any of it?
My intention this week is simplicity. I'll be setting one every Monday.
What's your intention?