Bikram Yoga A to Z: I for Intention

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What does it mean to set your intention? And why is it so important?
intentionIntention is simply what we plan to do — or who we want to be. We set intentions in our lives every day without even thinking about it. When our alarm clocks go off our intention is to get out of bed and start the day. We get to work and our intention is to teach a great class, or make a sale, or complete a project. In our relationships we set intentions by how we spend time and energy. All these are often done almost unconsciously. We don’t necessarily ask ourselves every morning: “Why am I getting out of bed and going to work?” But maybe we should.

Bikram yoga is a practice that encourages us to be mindful of our intentions. Simply getting to class is one declaration of intent. Class is your opportunity…

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