Most people are shocked when I tell them I have fallen in love with practicing yoga. I am then asked if I'm going to have a Buddha statue in my house and plant a forest of bamboo. The answer is no, but I do feel a connection to the eastern practice. At the beginning of class- the instructor asks you to "choose" an intention for the class that you can focus on and bring your mind to if your thoughts start to wander. Normally- I wold pick something like, "live organically or strengthen my body or lose weight" but I realize all these superficial intentions don't go with me after class- they tend to stay in the yoga studio. I forget them when I walk out the door. I've decided to pick a favorite bible verse to be my new set of intentions. Today while I'm sweating away in Vinyasa, I plan on focusing on Jeremiah 29:11. Life has been crazy lately and I need to focus on the fact that God DOES have a plan for me. As hard as it is to believe sometimes- making that verse my intention will stay with me all day. What are your favorite verses? Share them with me so I can add them to my practice.
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