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2014 Lunar New Year: Setting Intentions Worksheet

Representing primordial femininity, reflecting the light of the sun, the Moon is our mirror. No one is immune to its magic- just as the waves of the ocean willingly abide to it, human behavior patterns have been shown to be influenced by the moon’s fluctuations. The Moon’s regular cycles have been honored by countless people throughout time, helping us measure the passage of time and being a constant muse and source of creative energy.

Although we experienced  a BIG moon at the beginning of the month, the official Lunar New Year arrives January 31! Even if you stated your intentions on the first of the year, it’s always good to reaffirm those intentions so their importance doesn’t fade away. But it doesn’t stop there! As my teacher Silvia often says, “if you want something to change, you have to change something.” I think where I tend to go wrong with resolutions is getting a little vague and fuzzy about the details. I need a what and a how to go with it. It’s the daily actions that allow the undercover miracles of this year to unfold.

Let it be like a rebirth of your self, beginning at the beginning with the conception of your wildest dreams and intentions. Write them down, say them aloud, tell people about them! While studying for my photography degree, one of my professors would tell us to introduce and describe ourselves as artists. You have to become comfortable with that reality to make it a part of you.

Then move on to the growth and development phase, the phase where you nurture that wild intention and it becomes stronger and more tangible. This stage could be like the growth of a newborn to a toddler, rapid, noticeable changes that are immense and exciting. But it could also be subtle, less dramatic changes like the development of a human after 19 or 20. Be patient, everything is a process. But in many cases, the more successful you are at nurturing your baby intention with the new habits and actions it needs to manifest, the faster and more significantly it will grow.

Step three: Manifesting. It could be this year, it could be in twenty years. That doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re moving in the right direction.

I’ve created a worksheet for you to really get clear about your own intentions for 2014. It’s really simple, I didn’t want it to remind anyone of a school assignment(I hated those). This document includes some affirmations, a mantra, and some prompts to get you thinking about the year ahead. I highly encourage you to print a couple of these out and fill them out for each individual goal. Then, put them somewhere you will see them! Taped to your bathroom mirror, next to your bed, etc. I really hope this is helpful to you!

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Download PDF here: 2014 Intentions Worksheet

What’s in store for you in 2014? Stay tuned, I’ll be posting my 2014 goals this week!

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get out of your own way

I’m talking about hang-ups. Excuses you tell yourself so you can get out of things that make you uncomfortable. Yoga starts when things get uncomfortable.

My autumn goals:

Don’t ever be afraid of falling in class. Practice headstand, crow, and arm balances without worrying about falling on your face. Everyone falls.

Fuel correctly, get enough water. You know what’s good for you…fruit, vegetables, protein and lots of water.

Take care of yourself.

Don’t push it. Take out the struggle, take out the frustration and breathe, on and off the mat.

No day but today. No more ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’s.’ Nobody was ever proud about how long they procrastinated something.

If you don’t like something about your life, change it. Let g0 of what does not serve you and does not support your dreams.

Why I set goals:

“Happy people continuously change; and because they change they become more and more happy; and then more and more change is possible.” – Osho

On a different note- A big high five to everyone who participated in the 2012 Yoga Aide Challenge!

I’d love to hear some of your autumn goals! Feel free to share!

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