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January 2nd, 2013

Best Year Ever, Best Manduka Kit Giveaway Ever

2013. This is going to be the best year ever, if you're up for it.

We are. And we're here to support you. This isn't about resolution, it's about evolution. Change is constant, so what new beautiful thing do you hope to manifest this year?

Share your intention for the new year. Whether it's patience or healing or being open to love, put it out there. Sharing our intentions with others strengthens our commitment to them, and we are fully here to cheer you on.

We also think your yoga practice can help guide you in making your intentions into reality. So we're giving away a Manduka Kit (your choice!) to 3 yogis who share their New Year's intention in the comments below. Winners announced Monday!

Practice on, and all in.

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Best Year Ever, Best Manduka Kit Giveaway Ever

268 Response(s) to Best Year Ever, Best Manduka Kit Giveaway Ever

On January 2nd, 2013 at 10:24 am, Kent said:

My intention for the new year is to find the courage to step out of my home practice environment and participate in some yoga classes with other yogis!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:06 am, Julia said:

My intention is to allow myself to be vulnerable...to share not only the good stuff, but the not-so-good and in between bits too. To be a recovering perfectionist and an adventure capitalist. To live life all in.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 am, Megan Hable said:

To let go of results and do my best work. Let things fall apart if they must.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:07 am, Abbie said:

To make 2013 a year of being brave, stepping into truth, and following my desires instead of my fears.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:08 am, selma weisbein said:

I vow to open my heart of compassion to myself and to others. No negative thoughts .

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:08 am, Alyssa said:

My intention is to bring mindfulness to my practice, instead of solely through the motions of the poses.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:08 am, Lindsey said:

My intention for 2013 is to do the things I say I'm going to do. Not the obligatory things in relation to work, etc. — all the fun stuff that I never let myself do because of _____ (not enough time, money, etc.)

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:09 am, Debbie Kramer said:

To apply the peace I feel while on the mat to the other facets of my life.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:09 am, Jess said:

To practice more.
To be open to everything.
To let more go.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:10 am, Jessica said:

My intent is to live my life the way I want to, and not give in to everyone else's wants and intentions for me.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:10 am, Teresa Perretta said:

In 2012 I intended to live a healthier and happier lifestyle which brought me to a lifestyle where I know practice yoga daily, meditate, juice, run, hike, bike and climb. I also switched to a vegetarian diet. This has lead to a happier lifestyle that will carry over infinitely with me. For 2013 my intentions are not just for this year, but to change things I would also like to practice infinitely. I plan to:

1. Journal weekly including names and projects that I am working on, what I am feeling and what I am looking forward to.
2. Set Monthly goals that I write about in my journal.
3. Accomplish an inversion in Yoga.
4. Be a better daughter and sister.

I can't wait to see how my life changes in 2013 and what challenges and adventures arise!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:10 am, William Hunnell said:

To take what I've learned and pass it on

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 am, Jonathan said:

To attract students not with personality, but with passion for the practice.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 am, Ashley Keller said:

My intention for 2013 is to make it the best year ever of my personal fitness journey and to spread my new love of yoga to friends and family.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:11 am, Tiah said:

My intention for 2013 is less planing more living!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:12 am, Madeline Haywood said:

My intention for this year is to be ever expanding. To learn new things everyday, to gain new joyous habits, and to let go of those that are no longer serving my higher purpose.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:12 am, Christine said:

To breathe when I'm feeling stressed and not let it get to me

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:13 am, julayne said:

yoga & meditation daily

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:13 am, Phuc said:

To be a better, loving, compassionate, father, son, brother, co-worker, friend, perpetual learner.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:14 am, Jennifer Clary said:

My intention for 2013 is to love myself and others freely and fiercely, and not spend a moment feeling less-than.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am, Amy Hunter said:

My goal is to continue practicing yoga everyday and to develop a healthier lifestyle.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am, lisa simmons said:

to write more. to love more. to let go more. to manifest more. to be present/be here now. to volunteer my time in order to help others.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am, Alyssa Gohn said:

My intention for this year is to encourage openness and love. :)

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am, Tatiana Newton said:

Just simply carry on practice, take deeper steps, bigger challenge, higher goals.. and another thing..make it 'in vogue" ..for new younger generation. After all yoga is about Self-acceptance.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am, Shannon said:

My intention is to let go

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:18 am, Amanda said:

My intentions this year are to stick to a vegetarian diet and live life by not being attached to the outcome when starting a new project or phase.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:19 am, Julia said:

My intention is simply 'to love' and trust this sometimes scary journey called, life.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:19 am, Katie said:

I am working toward being more open to love, having had my heart broken last year. Falling in love with myself, and finding love in new friendships.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:20 am, Mrs. Ramsey said:

My goal is to look at the past as a learning experience rather than a crutch to keep me from moving forward and to forgive because these 2 things are things that just hold us back. 2013 will be a year of growth, moving forward and not holding myself back from new experiences (because we're often our biggest obstacles).

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:20 am, Ann Chiem said:

My intention this year is to find self-acceptance and be present in the moment :)

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:21 am, Alicia at Poise in Parma said:

My intentions include reminding myself of my self-worth on a regular basis; that includes treating myself to attempting handstanding daily!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 am, Samantha said:

2013 is going to be an amazing year for me and my yoga studio. This year we are going to reach to share the beauty of yoga as well as the revelation that taking care of oneself can benefit everyone you meet. We are going to put a large chunk up our proceeds into trying to find a location with more visibility for the purpose of extending our influence. 2013 is the year of yoga!!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 am, Christine Sommers said:

To love fully and freely, to listen completely, to expose myself to learning and adventure, and to share more light, love, and laughter with family and friends near and far.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 am, Maryann said:

My intention is to love and accept myself as I am and know that I can achieve whatever I set my mind on.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 am, Tiffany Bradford said:

My intention is to find balance and focus on what's most important. To challenge my body and reward my mind. And to find something each day to be grateful for, and have more joy.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:22 am, Mrs.S said:

New year's resolution is to get IT! Whatever it is, I will get...2013 is the year of don't take no for an answer.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:23 am, Rachael said:

My intention for 2013 is to push myself daily with practice. To be open to new experiences and opportunities, and to replace all fear with love.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:23 am, Julie Menge said:

My intention is to stop over-committing and feeling the need to fill my schedule to the max!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:24 am, Francisco Vanda said:

My intention is to let me be myself eliminating all the things that surround me and prevent me to shine to the world.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:25 am, Claire Spina said:

Intention #1 - to judge less and accept more! Intention #2: to increase my yoga practice to ensure I am constantly reminded of intention #1!) :)

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am, Jennifer Brewer said:

My intention is to not only trust and believe in myself but create a sustainable me...sustainable strength, joy, compassion and contentment. This doesn't mean I expect no challenge or sorrow to come my way but that I will have a solid foundation which to return once I have acknowledged and experienced the not so good times.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am, Leslie Gandy said:

So many great intentions. Love the idea of loving freely and fiercely. Also love new joyous habits. My intention is unfolding...

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am, manduka wholesale said:

I resolve to be more present in every moment, more mindful of others needs as well as my own, and to relax in the joy that is found in every breath. To continually give of myself to friends, family and neighbors quietly without praise or admiration.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:27 am, Patsy L said:

To continue practicing my asana & pranayama to eventually achieve samadhi. A happy me = a happy life.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:27 am, Vania said:

Bring my "mat-discipline" to my daily life,
enjoy the discipline letting the things going on,
share share share (thought, practice, life)

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:28 am, Wendy Battin said:

Not to be loved, but to be love.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:28 am, Tina McAuley said:

My intention is to live more fully and be more happy in every moment. I vow to get away from my desk more and on to the mat, opening myself to new experiences and opportunities for growth

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am, Sara McClarnon said:

My intention this year is to learn to be happy with what I have and less concerned with what I don't have, to be happy with all the blessings in my life and to love MORE openly!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am, Amber B said:

My intention for the New Year is to bring my children into my yoga practice and start them on the journey my mother started me on when I was a little girl. I hope it will bring them the confidence and individuality it brought to me.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:32 am, Courtney B said:

My goal is to stop spending so much time cleaning my house and spend more time living in it (which includes stepping on the mat more often).

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:34 am, Lindsay Barkoff said:

My intentions for 2013 is to continue to love myself fully, every inch of my being, to devote myself to my yoga practice and not let life get in the way and to be truthful to myself.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:34 am, Molly Sommerhalder said:

To be open to love. Love for myself and for those around me.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:35 am, Karen said:

My intention for 2013 is to practice yoga regularly. I just started getting into yoga in 2012 and I want to continue to learn, grow and evolve. The benefits of yoga stretch far beyond just the physical elements and that's what I love most about it. Just you and your breath!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:35 am, Barbara said:

This year my intention is to see the sunny side of life, to teach my negative side to quiet down and to complete yoga teacher training. Then to begin sharing what I've learned with others and with love.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:37 am, Veronica said:

My intention for this year is to give more attention to my dreams than my fears and to be happy, in every moment because it is always a lesson learned.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:39 am, Vesa Tommi said:

My intention is to get to know myself better, to live in peace with myself and the people around me, to be gentle and merciful, and to be open to encounter something unexpected and to have insights leading to a more complete self realization.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:39 am, Edward Nam said:

In 2013 I will:
Expand. Take up space. Be not small or shrunken for anything or anyone. I will simply BE. Be the person I am right now because that being is already bright and good. I will give myself a break and receive everything I am meant to have.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:40 am, Damir Radiković said:

In 2012 ive done a lot for me and my yoga practice. im 2013 i will share the knowlage of yoga with people around me and in my comunity, so everyone can see the benefits that one can get through practice ...

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:40 am, Laura said:

To be blissful, bountiful, and beautiful.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:40 am, Ellen said:

My intentions for this year is to be happy and take care of myself. Enjoy my friends & family and live a healthy life.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:43 am, Heather Antolik said:

This year my intention is to continue. Continue to:
be more patient
be more present
to practice yoga daily
to learn
to love freely
to express gratitude for this life and the people in my life

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:44 am, Nicole said:

In 2013, I intend to be. As I am, with no expectations, reservations, or limits.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 am, Thuy Dockendorf said:

My intention for the New year is to work toward being more conscious with life. Not to dwell on the past and not look to the future, but bask in the present moment. I will show complete gratitude toward everything I already have and not sulk on what I dont have.. and of course increasing my spirituality through yoga! Namaste!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:46 am, Genesis Barrera said:

I commit to following my intuition wherever it may lead on my journey in 2013, trusting and knowing that peace will find me.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:50 am, Paul Webb said:

My intention is to live in the present moment, assume the best about people and be the best yoga teacher I can be.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:51 am, L Bell said:

In 2013, I intend to show up whole heartedly to the practice of yoga, writing, life and love.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:52 am, Aleksandra said:

I'll do my best to make my mind and my soul great companions, and my body safe place for them

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:52 am, JenBreeze said:

I will live 2013 with patience and intention. I want to move beyond the chatter and focus on what is most important.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:54 am, Flynt Reynolds said:

My intention for 2013 is to be present in each moment, and breathe into it.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:57 am, Ann Marie said:

To live my life in the present -- not worry about the past or focus on the "what ifs" so that I can be there for everyone in my life -- most importantly for myself.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:57 am, Jamie Adrian said:

My intention is to practice calmness, patience and personal development - all of which is hard to do as a stay-at-home mom of 2 little children but never-less very important for all of our well being.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:59 am, Lana Mullinax said:

My intention for 2013 is to live fully and truly enjoy each and every day!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12 pm, Danielle said:

My intentions are to practice at home more often (I can't help it, I just love my studio!) and to put my new RYT certification to use and begin sharing yoga with others!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm, Rick Mumma said:

My intention is to practice more yoga, practice more guitar, and take the peace and mindfulness I find in yoga and music into all other aspects of my life.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:02 pm, Megan said:

My intentions are to practice Yoga more often, run a half marathon, love more, laugh more, and be myself.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 pm, Maureen said:

My intention is to be open in mind, body and spirit.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 pm, josephine said:

My intention is to run more, do more yoga, eat my veggies and stress less

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:06 pm, MATTHEW said:

For 2013, I plan to pick up yoga again with my new ProBlack Surf Mat, to eat healthy, spread the benefit of yoga to others. I plan on living life at 90% Bang!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:14 pm, Aino said:

My intention is to live fully. I will pursue to be more present in the moment, give my time and full attention to my family and friends and be compassion in everything I do.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:14 pm, Robert Sterken said:

My intention for 2013 is to expand my daily practice beyond the personal – beyond my mat. I will use my yoga practice (and lessons learned in the studio) in my teaching. From mindful preparation to deep breathing to begin each class to inspiring my students to physical, mental and emotional health, to facilitating authentic expression (mine and the students), to building a supportive classroom, to inspiring my students to positive action, I intend for my practice serve.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:17 pm, Poonam said:

My three intentions for 2013 would be: practice Yoga, eat healthy, and start letting go of things that stresses me out.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:18 pm, karina velasquez said:

I am committed to practice law in a way that is mindfulness and compassionate to my clients and potential clients. Immigration law is a sensitive matter that only a real yogini attorney can address and bring the yoga off the mat and into the world of the most affected population in the USA: the undocumented workers.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:22 pm, Angela Capodanno said:

My intention is a bit of a play on words. I don't believe in "New Year's resolutions" but I do intend to find RESOLUTION – RESOLVING the things that bother me, or at least letting them go once and for all. I ask for the RESOLVE (as in determination) to do the this, and all the other things I want to do for my health and happiness.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:23 pm, Holli said:

I intend to try harder today than I did yesterday.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:27 pm, Grow Soul Beautiful said:

My intentions are to focus on Light- the verb and adjective.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:31 pm, Jo De lLa Ossa said:

My intention is to live each day with a joyful heart and peaceful mind.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:31 pm, kelly said:

To live more in the now. To be more forgiving of myself and others.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:36 pm, Anne Hunter said:

My intention is to start a new chapter of my own life and bring hope to a little one somewhere out there.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:39 pm, Lydia F said:

My intention is to spend more time with family!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm, Rhonda Markham said:

My intention is to be open to new possibilities and to continue to learn from my 5 year old daughter how to live in the moment.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:46 pm, Trish Myers said:

My intention is to offer inspiration.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:46 pm, Chandra said:

I intend on opening my heart, finding peace with change, and being more aware.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:55 pm, V said:

To approach every day with patience, kindness and resolve.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:58 pm, Sloane said:

My intention for the year is trusting patience. For too long I've tried to force things to happen on my schedule because I've been afraid to trust my inner guide and higher power to lead me where I'm meant to go. No more!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 12:58 pm, Maria Hasleton said:

laugh more
love more
make a ton more mistakes

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:06 pm, Jennifer Lozano said:

My intention is to LOVE EVERYONE, no matter who they are, especially the ones that annoy, aggravate, or bother me the most.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:13 pm, Lauren said:

My intentions and goals for the New Year are (in this order):

To listen to my heart more than my mind.
Serve as an inspiration for others.
Accomplish an inversion within my practice.
Become more involved in the breast cancer community.
Obtain a more spiritual awakening through meditation.

Namaste

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:20 pm, Marnie said:

My intention is to stay on task and be present in what I do.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:21 pm, Jennifer DeJarlais said:

To be present, if I loose this, focus on my breath to bring me back to living in the NOW.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:21 pm, Cristina said:

To value every breath i take and respect the choices I make.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:22 pm, Julia said:

Living my yoga off the mat as well as on. Small steps every day.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:27 pm, Melinda Deyhle said:

Think before I speak. I have two ears and one mouth, so I realize I need to listen more.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:38 pm, Jaclynn said:

To be fully COMMiTTED. Committed to my family, friends, work, yoga practice, anything. To be committed to Myself.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:44 pm, Aprille Walker said:

I will promote peace in words and actions every chance I get. I will teach peace in my classes. I will live the life of a true peaceful warrior!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 1:49 pm, Bj Mcvey said:

My intention for 2013: to explore the possibilities!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 2 pm, Bridgett Allsbrooks said:

I will be more present in the aspects of my life that truly matter the most.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 2:34 pm, Megan said:

Patience, compassion, and discipline.
With life, with others, and with myself.
At work, at home, and on my mat.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 2:44 pm, Meredith said:

I intend to honor each day as it is and what it brings to me. I am not always in control and sometimes life hands me lemons. My intention is to make the most of those lemons and honor where I am, each and every day.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm, Lauren said:

I want to be stress free with doing everyday things. Am hoping that doing yoga will help with that.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm, Anel Perez said:

My intentions for 2013 are to accept the fact that things will fall apart, to not let sadness or frustration overcome my day, evolve from accepting the way things are to making things happen, and on my yoga mat- be more mindful of the connection between body and breath.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm, eva christensen said:

I intend to practice my yoga wiser, not harder.. And pray that I have the ability to teach my clients the same

On January 2nd, 2013 at 3:21 pm, Misslw said:

Meditate daily.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm, Dineen White said:

My intentions for 2013 are
To establish a daily meditation practice
To be PRESENT
To be happy and healthy
To share my joy of yoga with others
To top 2012 which I stated was the Best Year Ever!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm, Jennifer R said:

My intention is to take time out for myself!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm, Jen W said:

My intention is
to give more love without expectation of return.
To start "on the Mat" (as opposed to "leave it on the mat")

On January 2nd, 2013 at 4:27 pm, Amy Morris said:

Stay MindFULLLLLLL!!!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 5:26 pm, Mindy C. said:

My intention is to have a more positive outlook on life.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 5:44 pm, Matt Rogers said:

My intention is to pay attention; to my heart, my inner monologue, my true voice.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 5:47 pm, Patty Bergantinos said:

I intend to let go, expect nothing from anybody, be more patient, and be truly happy.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 6:43 pm, Jess said:

My intention for 2013 is to Be... Be here, Be now, Be happy...

On January 2nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm, Bj Mcvey said:

I have done what I could—some blunders and absurdities have crept in. I shall forget them as soon as I can. Tomorrow is a new day. I shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with my old nonsense.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 7:37 pm, Rashel Fitchett said:

I intend to reduce my attachments, aversions, and misunderstandings in hope of reducing my own suffering & ultimately benefiting all beings.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 9:21 pm, Justin Forrest Parks said:

This year I shall let myself live everyday to its fullest, saying yes when I want and saying no when I need to. Listening to my body, mind, soul, and God to guide me through every second of every moment of every day. This year I shall love with absolutely no limitations, freely and truly loving anyone and everyone that comes my way.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 9:30 pm, hobie said:

to have compassion for my roots to help me grow to a balanced handstand

On January 2nd, 2013 at 9:41 pm, Nelly said:

My intention is to show my kids a heathy fit mom! After baby #4 it has been a while !

On January 2nd, 2013 at 9:48 pm, Shalan Hill said:

This year, I allow more love than ever. I allow more joy than ever. I allow more freedom than ever. I allow more peace than ever. I allow more fun than ever. I allow more acceptance than ever. I share my heart more than ever and I appreciate all I experience.

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:36 pm, Eugenia said:

This 2013 I come to understand that "this is a magnificent universe. The universe is conspiring for me in all things. The universe is supporting me in everything I do"(Einstein). And I KNOW this is a friendly universe! Enjoy the abundance of this wonderful universe we leave in!

On January 2nd, 2013 at 11:54 pm, Kristin said:

Live more & try not to let things I have no control over affect me - let go of them.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 3:13 am, Daniel Luckhurst said:

As i've just started doing yoga, mine is to master it and also be focused enough to be able to do balances such as the headstand :)

On January 3rd, 2013 at 3:50 am, Heather Holman said:

This year my intention is to start and then complete yoga teacher training, so that I can then continue to spread the joy yoga has brought to my life.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 4:18 am, Shain said:

My intention / resolution is to use my yoga practice to quiet my mind and develop patience. Also want to increase how often I practice.

Namaste-

Shain.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 5:13 am, Nicole Cardoza said:

My intention is to spread the joy of yoga to kids through my non-profit and its volunteer instructors teaching in inner-city schools.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 6:23 am, Jean Wong said:

My intention is to develop a clearer vision of my future and come up with a specific plan.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 6:46 am, Beth St. Romain said:

My intention is to find, and trust, my true voice as a yoga teacher.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 7:13 am, Kim said:

My intention for this year is to practice Ashtanga yoga Primary Series at the traditional pace 6 days a week. To allow myself to be open to the endless discoveries through my practice and simply practice, practice, practice.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 7:34 am, Alyse said:

My intentions, as a mom of an 8 month and 2 year old is to find those exceptional moments that I can get a few poses in and take to the mat. On the mat I am really able to hone in on my feelings, sort problems out and then quiet my mind. What is on my mind now is the need to work out my after maternity game plan. My intentions and training before the birth of my first was to be a birth doula. After an entire pregnancy following dvd's because there were no prenatal yoga classes in my city at that time, I decided to get certified as a prenatal yoga instructor. Although, I want the most to just stay home with my children I also want to find a career that fits my ever evolving world. My thoughts are to adapt a business revolving around pregnancy, birth and post partum that incorporates healing, green and ayurvedic practice that apply to those times in a woman and infants life that matter so greatly, Namaste

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:42 am, Melissa said:

My intention is to grow more and learn about myself further with my yoga practise and to use it to benefit my life through out my journey of quitting smoking

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:43 am, K L said:

I resolve to learn more about and appreciate the natural resources around me with my husband. We hope to go on a big hike or camping trip every month of 2013!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:44 am, Andrea said:

My intention is to greet each day with optimism and energy. Each day really is a new beginning to start over, and I want to go forward with peace, love, and enthusiasm in my life.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:44 am, Morgan Hembree said:

My intention is to practice a little every day! Both my body and mind benefit from daily yoga practice and I want to get in the habit of hitting my mat daily, even if it is just for a few minutes on a busy day. My boyfriend bought me some items to place on my new altar and with my awesome super thick Manduka mat I am ready to go! :)

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:48 am, Rebecca Chow said:

My intention is to just LET GO! Let go of stress, worrying, planning, fears, what ifs, control!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:49 am, Melanie Savoie said:

Last year i chose to stop making New Years resolutions, I was getting tired of feeling like i had "failed" in some way or another for jumping or falling off track a month, or a few weeks, or even a few days after the New Year. 2012 was a fantastic year, free of feelings of failure or abandonment!

This year, again i have chosen not to make a resolution, I have however chosen that i will live this year in happiness. I will make choices that make me happy, stand by my happiness and not make excuses for it, and step away from things that do not bring me a sense of joy.

So happiness is my intent for 2013, for myself, for my friends and family, and for everyone else, live in your own happiness!

Namaste

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:51 am, Shannon said:

This year, my intention is to have compassion - not only for others, but for myself. And also, to be grateful. I have many blessings in my life but far too often, I overlook them and dwell on the negative.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:52 am, Vildan said:

My intention is to:

1.to do yoga daily
2.to complete some unfinished business
3.to became ready for a change
4.to travel

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:53 am, Hillary Smith said:

My intention is to breathe in love, breathe out acceptance... and when my monkey mind starts to rattle, judge, squirm and grumble I'll practice returning to my breath... love in, acceptance out...

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:57 am, Theresa Chiovaro said:

My intention is to make this my best year ever, to say good bye to my 30s, welcome 40, and show that 40 can be amazing! Age is a state of mind and my state of mind is incredible!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:57 am, Amy said:

My intention for 2013 is to drink more water, less wine; to spend more face time, less time on Facebook; to laugh more, cry less; to be more patient, less shouting; to relax more, worry less.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 am, M'Le Leach said:

My intention this year is to step out of my comfort zone and conquer my fears. I won't be afraid to fall, and I won't be afraid to fail. I will pursue my dreams no matter what it takes. I will put myself out there and make a name for myself. I am also going to focus on building a space of love and peace, and I'm going to share that love with everyone I meet.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11 am, Stela balaban said:

Instead of focusing too much on the future I want to live my life in the present, nurturing my body with good food, do lots of yoga, take advantage of any opportunity to have adventures, meet new people, change lives....and just be happy!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:02 am, Lori said:

My intention for 2013 is to really focus on me. To determine who -- LORI -- really is and determine what my passion is!!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:03 am, Katie Vitale said:

I intend to do more yoga than last year and recognize the divine within myself.

Also intend to read the gospel of Thomas.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:04 am, Jen Smith said:

My intention is to practice every day :) I believe that everything else will follow.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:05 am, Wayne said:

To take back my life, reverse the cycle of obesity in my family which has taken both of my parents, and live life at 90%!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:05 am, Caroline said:

My intentions have never been so abundant, yet, they have never been so distant from the "I will lose weight" or "I will get a gym membership" of the bygones. At 26, I can finally say I have found my peace and quiet, a state of mind in which I can develop without feeling like I have to change to please others. And it feels good, this I can tell you.

I am now confident enough to set goals for myself without being afraid to fail - and even if I do, practicing letting go of failures and limitations is one of my biggest goals.
My intentions are:
- to carry on enjoying life as is, with all its perfections AND imperfections (and my imperfections, too),
- to get pregnant and not worry about the limitations of my practice (Thank you, beautiful Ashley from the Manduka YOU series! You are truly inspiring!),
- to nail Scorpio and King Pigeon (I know results shouldn't matter, but having a goal keeps me motivated, difficult to let that one go!),
- to prove to other Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients how beneficial yoga can be. Some people don't realize how challenging it is to control your mood when you hormones go wild. Yoga helps more than TV + ice cream + all the beauty treatments and comfort food of the world, it should be prescribed. Seriously.
- and most importantly, my main aim is to PRACTICE ON! It's a great journey and I'm definitely ALL IN..

Namaste,
Caroline

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:09 am, Emmi Eroma said:

My new year's resolution is detach, let go and be free- Physically and emotionally. I want to get rid of things and bad feelings I don't need. It's gonna be a new year of possibilities and good karma :)

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:10 am, Ben said:

To get on my mat 6 mornings a week, every week.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:11 am, Arielle said:

My intentions this year are focused on forgiveness, re-learning how to nurture myself and falling deeper in love with yoga. I just got out of the most unhealthy relationship I have ever found myself in and ended 2012 with a broken heart, empty wallet, low self esteem and a feeling of impending doom. I intend on changing all of that this year by re-discovering my breath and center.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:13 am, Kate Kowalski said:

I resolve to make 2013 about healing - and healing means listening to my body and its intentions! Instead of practicing vinyasa flow when my knee is aching, 2013 will be the year of acceptance, the year of realizing a Yin class isn't "whimping out", and that some days healing the mind in quiet meditation is just as important as trying to heal the body.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:17 am, Lindsay said:

My intention for 2013 is to become more flexible -- in body, through more frequent practice, but more so in mind, in terms of participation in the opportunities that come my way. Less rigidity and self-limitation!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:20 am, Michelle Manson said:

What if we practiced courage every single day? My intention is to do something with courage every day, so that I may find new passions, new loves and new opportunities on this path this year.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:20 am, alberta mobley said:

My intention that I invited my students to share "Be kind to myself".

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:31 am, Shannon said:

My intention for this year is to let myself fail. To not be afraid to take a chance, to fall out of a pose and get right back up, to have my voice heard and not try to impress anyone else besides myself. Just be in it to have a good time. I AM IN!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am, Rachel Wilkerson said:

I pick a verb for the year rather than a resolution. Last year's was "push." This year's is "craft" -- taking time and having patience to learn the skills that will help me professionally and personally to create great things.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:39 am, Jasmine Vasquez said:

To practice in my daily life the focus, strength and peace I find when I'm on my mat.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:39 am, fatima said:

My intention is to walk the path of my truth with honesty and love so that I can radiate to my fullest potential.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:49 am, Donna said:

My Intention is to being a daily yoga routine, and to learn to love myself.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:51 am, James Verburg said:

My intention is to continue to work on my Bachelor's degree, find a job and get in shape with DDPYoga!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 am, Kaitlyn Skinner said:

My resolution: my husband and I are buying a yoga franchise in Eastern Canada which will allow him to leave the corporate world and create a better balance for our family! I'm also currently doing my 200hr training, so by the end of May, I'll be teaching yoga at my own studio!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm, Karen Hermann said:

My intention for the new year is to generally be fit, which includes losing about 20 pounds, getting and staying in a healthy yoga routine, and reminding myself that I cannot control the actions of others, but only I can control how I react and adapt and breathe.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm, Paula said:

Add more mindfulness to each day, breathe slower and more deeply, and become more of my authentic self.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm, Melanie Connolly said:

My intention for 2013 is a year of More. More self love, more self awareness, more fun, more family time, more yoga, more meditation, more healthy food, more nature awareness.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm, Matt Lesnewski said:

Incorporate healing in all aspects of my life:
- Heal my spine and shoulder.
- Heal my body gaining strength, flexibility and weight loss.
- Heal my mind and spirit by using DDPYOGA a team building lifestyle of exercise and nutrition with my wife.
- Heal family, friends and anyone in need of a healthier lifesytle using my DDPYOGA story to inspire.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:25 pm, Chely Esguerra said:

My intention for the year is to focus on what is true, pure, noble, and is of only love, that I may have peace that transcends understanding at all times.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:45 pm, Bj Mcvey said:

I have done what I could—some blunders and absurdities have crept in. I shall forget them as soon as I can. Tomorrow is a new day. I shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with my old nonsense.
(My friend shared this site last night and somehow I commented under her name)

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm, Beth Carroll said:

My intention for 2013 is to live in the moment. To enjoy every moment and every breath.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm, Casey said:

Starting each day with the phrase "Happy New Day" will m remind me to bring my awareness into the moment of now whether I'm on my mat or off. Cultivating compassion, gentleness and patience for myself and others are also intentions I have set for this bright year ahead. Wide awake, deeply in love, and receptive. "This is a slow and peaceful road"

On January 3rd, 2013 at 1:20 pm, Michelle said:

My 2013 intention is to be mindful of my body, my spirit, and those around me.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 1:31 pm, Gary said:

My intention is LOVE. To work to continually stand in in peace and create LOVE. I know that yoga and meditation is the opening for this to happen.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 1:36 pm, Kim Nixon said:

Transcend is the theme word I've chosen for 2013. I'm working on all levels.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 1:38 pm, Patrick said:

My 2013 is to continue this path of clean eating and healthy living I began in March. I have several years of poor eating and unhealthy living to undo.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 1:45 pm, Sharon said:

I intend to practice MINDFULNESS on all levels- with my self, my loved ones and my lovely planet. Welcoming Change with positivity is also on the list.

May we all have a better year this year!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 1:48 pm, Chanel said:

My intention for 2013 is dedication. I am dedicated to the practice of my life on and off my mat.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 4:06 pm, kerry said:

My mind, body, and spirit were all broken until eight years ago when I started my yoga journey. Three years ago I went through a teacher training with the intention of bringing that same healing to others. In 2013 I want to manifest that intention by bringing yoga to others who are where I was all those years ago.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 4:12 pm, Lauren said:

This year I'd like to work toward not letting the small things bother me so much. Life is too short to waste time worrying about issues that ultimately don't matter.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 4:25 pm, June Frantz said:

In 2013, I will turn 57 and plan to start a do-over on myself. Yoga and conversations with God are at the center of my journey. It's never too late to become the best you that you can be!

On January 3rd, 2013 at 4:42 pm, Naomi said:

To truly make my new home city my "home" by finding my way through local volunteer opportunities and discovering and engaging in the yoga and world music communities in the area.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 5:22 pm, Melissa said:

To free myself from desires, be content and love with all my heart❤

On January 3rd, 2013 at 5:25 pm, Phillip said:

My intentions for 2013 are the three things that I have been mediating on for the last five months:
For my thoughts to be positive, my words to be encouraging and for my heart to always be open.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 7:01 pm, Elika said:

My intention this year is to live without an ounce of fear and allow my 12 years of yoga practice to fully take root in every layer of my being so I can share these gifts and transformations with my students and live with more liberating energy, offering more love back to the Source.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 7:32 pm, Coty said:

My intentions this year are centered around basic joy... By way of traveling more and spending ample time with the people who mean the most. Two things that bring me exquisite peace and joy.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 7:52 pm, Debbie said:

One Sunday we shared our mantra for the day out loud, that day the word EASY came to mind and that is what I want to take on for 2013...to soak up the simple things in life and meet our challenges with ease.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 pm, Inez Powell said:

Give more to myself so I can share it with others.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 8:36 pm, Luo Zixiang said:

Looking back at what happened around the world the recent years, it made me wondered if I should do something in return to give back to my family, to my loved ones, and to the world.

I have always believed in yoga and the benefits it could bring to our bodies, minds and souls. Although that I am no expert in yoga, but I have been practising yoga for more than 5 years now.

I saw the change in me; while keeping my mind in balance; while reducing the tension in my body to releasing the stress that was accumulated over the years.

It made me happier. I developed patience and I found harmony.

And so, my intention for this new year is to share. To share not just the benefits of yoga, but also the joy and peacefulness of the harmony within us.

And I hope that by doing so, that by the little change in each of us, we can feel the world, understand the pain in others, and eventually make this world a better place, to live, to grow and to love.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 9:42 pm, Aura Lehrer said:

I vow to wake up and give Thanks for my breath, to remember the miracle that my body is, to know that there is a new beginning every morning! I will be kind, and honest with others and myself. I will reach beyond my fears and be brave, remembering that I was created with purpose! I will live fully awake!
Namaste.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 10:24 pm, Natasha said:

I am a new yogi and my new years resolution is to provide SERVICE to my soul. I am a nurse and after beginning the practice of yoga this past May, I realized I can care for my patients whole heartedly only after I take care of myself. I am using yoga to heal my soul, so I can heal theirs. For 2013 I would like to use the practice of yoga to help me with my patience and my ability to give myself to others.

On January 3rd, 2013 at 11:02 pm, Kelly Mendoza said:

My 2013 intention is to practice letting go, accepting what comes, and to love myself whether I triumph or falter.

On January 4th, 2013 at 7:39 am, Jenny C said:

My intention for 2013 is to learn how to live through my grief and find in it a positive way to move forward with love and openness.

On January 4th, 2013 at 9:15 am, Lashel Church said:

I am going to use my practice and meditation to be less reactive to unpleasantness. To trust the universe, and to know that this situation that is causing discomfort cannot really hurt my true self.

On January 4th, 2013 at 11:57 am, Kristen said:

My 2013 intentions are to continue practicing gratitude and love, and to dedicate more time to writing.

On January 4th, 2013 at 1:20 pm, IMANI ANITA NEWSOME said:

My intention is to bring more free and donation-only yoga classes and workshops to low-income, mobility-challenged, and minority communities. These friends and neighbors are under-served by studios in my hometown. Namaste _/\_

On January 4th, 2013 at 3:12 pm, Heather Lutz said:

My intention is to honor the following:
Stay strong as my family deals with hardships we've never faced before.
Display love for my family, myself, and those around me.
Stay positive. Everything will be fine if I try my best.
Smile and care for each kindergarten child that I teach. Families will continue to value, trust, and care for me in return.
Allow the love of learning shine through and help my students succeed. Let this motivate me to continue to grow as an educator and feel proud of my accomplishments.
Let yoga help my body heal, physically and emotionally.
Realize that I matter and that each day I can make a difference.

On January 4th, 2013 at 3:27 pm, Sonia the Mexigarian said:

My intention is focused creativity. To breathe and let the negative go and bring the positive in, to generate creation.

On January 4th, 2013 at 3:53 pm, Katrisse said:

My intentions for this year is caring and loving myself even more. I want to wake up every morning with a light heart and stress free mind. To love myself. To radiate my best intentions to the people around me. To be happy. To be healthy. To be content. To find love.

On January 4th, 2013 at 4:04 pm, Jasna said:

This year I pray for everyday yoga practice to help me maintain my centredness and give me a push to be of a constant service to others. Thanks Manudka for being a support to yogis all over the world! Jai Guru Dev <3

On January 4th, 2013 at 4:08 pm, Giselle said:

My intention is to be open to every possibility. To push through the fear and recognize that all things are possible if you lead with love. Love of others and love of self. Commit to a regular practice that facilitates my tapping into energy and taking that energy out to the world. Radiate love and peace.

On January 4th, 2013 at 4:45 pm, Mark L said:

My intention is to be fully present and available for everyone in my life: my family, friends, students and community.
Yoga has brought so many good things into my life and I want to share that and bring more happiness to those around me.

On January 4th, 2013 at 4:46 pm, Danielle said:

My intention this year is to evolve physically & emotionally into the best "me" I can be!
Two key focus points for myself:
- embark on a year of Bikram hot yoga, practising at least 15x per month
- toss out the junk (both physical & emotional) in my life
Namaste!

On January 4th, 2013 at 5:54 pm, Vera said:

My intention rededicate myself to my yoga practice, get into nature more, let go of fears, and be more open hearted.

On January 4th, 2013 at 6:32 pm, Vince said:

Commit to a practice of inner peace, compassion, equanimity, not judging and being in the moment.

On January 4th, 2013 at 7:19 pm, Kim said:

My intention is to strive for excellence, which means I'll take risks and make mistakes along the way, but also always get up and try again until I get there.

On January 4th, 2013 at 7:40 pm, allie said:

My intention is to take the practice which I have loved so much over the past two years and learn the skills to share the joy and pure love of yoga with others. I start my 200 ryt in march. My focus will be yoga for rehab. Cant wait!!!!

On January 4th, 2013 at 8:15 pm, Nikki Carter said:

My intent this year is to accept; more specifically, to accept:
*opportunities and challenges, with equal fervor
*my spectrum of emotions, without judgment or attachment
*other people for who they are
*the present moment and what it is offering

I'd also like to try Bikram Yoga, apply for a writing internship position, and complete The Artists Way program.

Much Love! xoxo

On January 4th, 2013 at 10:14 pm, Heather Pierce said:

My intention is to work on nurturing and rebuilding my body, mind, and spirit after years of hospital trips for what seems to be an untreatable illness. I intend to pursue any avenue I can to get to a better state of health.

I also intend to improve upon my relationships with family and friends by working on communication (telling them I love and appreciate them more often) and learning to let some things go. No one is perfect, I should not expect my mom/sister/fiancé/grandparents to be either :)

On January 4th, 2013 at 10:27 pm, Chris crosbie said:

To continue to practice yoga. I have been practicing for about a month now and I love it!

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:20 am, Mary said:

My intention is to be as kind to myself as I am to others, to forgive and let go, and let yoga be my primary release and source of peace.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:22 am, Francesca Rossiello said:

To share as many breath as I can with inspiring people and grow towards enlightenment; in order to achieve a balance life.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:25 am, Marc Chambers said:

I just received my new Yoga mat. Since last year Yoga has become a part of my everyday thinking process. I sit and walk bigger, I'm more aware of my posture, I run with more grace, and I calm myself with intention. Yoga is a healthy and wonderful life practice. And, I've met some really beautiful people.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:25 am, Amy Dara Hochberg said:

To open my heart up to love.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:25 am, Irma said:

My intention is to keep building my discipline for a daily yoga and meditation practice, and that each word and action be filled with kindness so it can be of benefit to others.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:28 am, Adrian Llerena said:

Although I kind of started early, my resolution is a disciplined practice of all the limbs of Ashtanga yoga. I have been practice everyday now including Japa and Pranayama in order to be the best Yoga instructor I can be. I should be certified by Feb. :)

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:37 am, Cynthia D said:

"Do not let perfect be the enemy of good" -Voltaire. Perfectionist anxiety will not be allowed this year!

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:38 am, ashley said:

My intention for this new year is to become more organized so that I feel more calm at my home and office and can spend more time doing the things I love, like practicing yoga and spending time with family and friends.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:41 am, Amy Barnhart said:

My intention is to take to today as it comes - not always wishing for tomorrow. To show kindness and forgiveness each day.

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:43 am, Elizabeth Gallo said:

My intention is to practice more, more often and more deeply. I am creating a new yoga space in my house to support this, filling it with yoga props, books, art and all the prana I can generate! Jai!

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:51 am, Sarah Byrne said:

My intention is to 'be present'. I spend too much time thinking about the past and future that I am missing every day life with my little one and I need to capture it! Also, make a business plan for my yoga teaching :)

On January 5th, 2013 at 10:52 am, Aurore Morley said:

My intention is to continue actively pursuing my dreams, making them a reality by taking small steps every day. Working towards greater happiness & satisfaction is the best thing!

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:03 am, Mike Sinder said:

My intention is to stop working so much, so that I may spend more quality time pursuing my life's passions, including revving up my yoga practice to at least an hour a day 6 days a week.

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:07 am, Eve said:

M ore practice
accepting my limit A tions
letti N g go
D eveloping at my own pace
gratit U de
K indness & loving service to others
finding b A lance

Eve

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:12 am, Eve said:

it didn't work the way it should have, so there it is again ;)

..................................M ore practice.....................................
.....accepting my limit A tions................................................
............................letti N g go................................................
...................................D eveloping at my own pace.............
..........................gratit U de...................................................
...................................K indness & loving service to others.
.....................finding b A lance.............................................

Eve

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:17 am, Anne Cho said:

My resolution for the new year is to deepen my practice and knowledge in yoga, start a regular meditation practice and to overall make changes for a happier and healthier lifestyle.

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:23 am, Leah Adams said:

to embody ashrayaparavritti, to let go of everything that i have always believed or understood for a leap into the unknown.

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:28 am, Tanjariitta Anttila said:

Live authentically in all areas of my life, to the best of my ability, in every moment.

On January 5th, 2013 at 11:42 am, DP said:

My intentions for the new year could be simpler, but at the same time very challenging - It simply to be better.

On January 5th, 2013 at 12:20 pm, Katelyn said:

My intention for 2013 is to start honoring my true self, instead of struggling to present the woman I "should" be. I will be unafraid to BE who I really am.

On January 5th, 2013 at 12:35 pm, Bruce-Nathan Cameron said:

My name is Bruce Nathan Cameron and I have attended one of your monthly meetings. I was surprised, yet both sad and happy to see that I am not alone with my injury and symptoms. Everyone in the room seemed just like me. I was hit by a limousine on April 17, 2011 while riding my bike. I have memory problems but I will never forget that day. I suffered TBI due to a concussion in spite of the helmet I was wearing. Before that day I had been happily working for a local law firm for 20 years and enjoying my passion for cycling and triathlon. That all came to a screeching halt that day, I have not been able to return to work or my usual exercise. I fell into depression as the months went on without my symptoms improving the way I had hoped they would. Most injuries I had in the past healed readily, such as a broken arm or road rash. This injury has been different, people look at me and think I looked perfectly fine, but I have had a world of pain and anger raging inside my head. I even thought how it would be better if I were not around anymore and wished I was not sometimes . Then one day I had enough of what I can't do - I realized there are things I can do. I can't run - I get dizzy, but I can walk (even though walking like a drunk man sometimes) I can't swim - I get sea sick, but I can swim tethered with my eyes closed. I was on to something, then I hit the jackpot - I found yoga. My first yoga class I could not stand on one foot without falling over but I kept going and everyday I felt so much more at peace. Something was happening inside my head, my headaches would still come but instead of ambushing me out of nowhere they have become less intense. I learned about breathing and my anxiety improved immensely. I have studied how to live and eat like a yogi and have started to like myself again. I thought if yoga could help me so much, it could help others with the same issues. So I have enrolled in yoga teachers school. My goal is to help others that are suffering the way I have. I would love to volunteer to show some yoga breathing techniques and postures that could help ease anxiety for others with similar injury. It would help me as well in my journey of healing and of dealing with the new person I have become since my accident.
Sincerely yours,
Bruce Nathan Cameron

On January 5th, 2013 at 12:50 pm, Eszter Oroszi said:

My intention for 2013 is to increase consciousness.
To love more and to practice more.
To start ashtanga. ;-) xx

On January 5th, 2013 at 6:18 pm, Susan Roe said:

My main intentions for 2013 are pretty simple.

***Judge Less*** and ***Be More Kind***

On January 5th, 2013 at 6:29 pm, Shana gurwitz said:

My intention this year is to find joy in my journey toward inner strength, appreciation for my ability to pursue it.

On January 5th, 2013 at 6:52 pm, DP said:

I repost since a typo made my intention pretty strange.

My intention for the new year couldn't be simpler, but at the same time very challenging - It's simply to be better.

My other intention for the new year is to spell check :p

On January 5th, 2013 at 7 pm, Darryl Lehman said:

My lfe's terrain has always been a blend of peaks and valleys but a few years ago I was stuck in a dark place stumbling over stones of depression, health concerns, struggling to find my smile and the joy of being a good husband and father. Job satisfaction was the great oxymoron for me. I began smoking and putting on some pounds--Anyway, I have struggled forward to being happy with myself and my family, staying productive and positive at work, not smoking and looking to improve my body. I am turning 50 this year, joining the National Guard and looking toward Yoga as a possible way to realize my deeper physical, mental and spiritual balance in life. I know nothing about Yoga but I am very interested in exploring how it may further change my life?!

On January 6th, 2013 at 12:12 am, Lin said:

I've just discovered the joy of yoga and I'm going to my first proper yoga class next week, therefore:

My intentions are actually to start doing yoga :-)

On January 6th, 2013 at 12:34 am, Bryn said:

My intentions are to make the people around me more harmonious and stress free.

I believe that people unconsciously are influenced by the mood of the people that surround them. If I manage to not get stressed or irritated and to stay in harmony that will actually rub on on people in my immediate surrounding. And when they are more harmonious it will rub off on me again - It's just a continuous circle of positivity!

I think yoga is a great way to stay stress free and in harmony.

On January 6th, 2013 at 6:20 am, Cloe said:

Happy New Year for you all :)
Wishing the best. My intention for this year is about choosing love in every moment of my life over fear. When i feel fear, being in the moment in THAT moment and deciding to open my heart & to choose LOVE!
All the best

On January 6th, 2013 at 8:12 am, Jenny Ortuoste said:

My intention is to be more compassionate. This encompasses patience with and kindness to others. It's easier to live in our heads, forgetting to reach out to those around us. It takes mindful effort to care.

On January 6th, 2013 at 10:47 am, Kristen said:

There's this Albert Camus quote that I love: "If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.” For 2013 (and beyond), I resolve to show up. Life (and for that matter, Marichyasana D) can be hard sometimes. But so was being a single mom, initially. And headstand. And once, 6 am Mysore classes 6 days a week. Good day, bad day, good practice, bad practice, hard pose, easy pose – they’re all privileges - mine. Presence is the gift. On the mat or off, when breath is the bar, every day – year – lived is the best one ever.

On January 6th, 2013 at 2:50 pm, Tobie Chilcutt said:

My plan is to commit myself to a healthier life. I plan to practice yoga, eat right and enlighten others. I plan to share my peaceful and uplifting spirit with others. My favorite thing so far in 2013 has been potluck lunch on Sundays after yoga practice. I have met so many loving & caring Yogi's :). I'm excited about 2013. It will be a good year!

On January 6th, 2013 at 3:10 pm, Jennifer Strombom said:

My intention for 2013 is to drink more water, less on portions; to spend more one on one with my kids with less yelling; to worry less, smile more and just be!

On January 6th, 2013 at 4:52 pm, Candace Chenoweth said:

I want to work toward more health and joy in my life, and in passing on that health and joyfulness to others. I used to feel quite spiritual, but realize that somehow that part of me seems to have slipped away over the last years as I've been busy with career and children. With the kids off to college, I want to devote some of my new "free" time to yoga. I'm a beginner and excited to think of all I will learn in the coming year - the Best Year! :0

On January 6th, 2013 at 5:19 pm, kc said:

My intention is to integrate and reinvigorate the practices in my life - running, yoga, homekeeping, healthy eating, grace - the list goes on and on.

On January 6th, 2013 at 6:04 pm, Zoe Clark said:

To play with abandon. Find a clear sense of what I truly want. Spend time each day alone in silence. Cultivate my passions.

On January 6th, 2013 at 7:43 pm, Keith Bartlett said:

My intention is to try to see people for who they want to be and acknowledge their journey to that place and all the perils in their path. This perhaps will help me navigate my own path with more conviction.

On January 6th, 2013 at 9:11 pm, Keshia M said:

My intention for 2013 is to open myself up to new experiences and to embrace who I am more. I can be a bit of a homebody, but there's so much more that I would like to learn and do. And experiences I'd like to have and different kinds of people I'd like to meet. So, my goal for 2013 is to get out there, explore, and grow as a person.

On January 8th, 2013 at 11:53 am, Shalina Ayu Md Shah said:

This year, I will focus on moving on. I lost someone whom I loved with all my heart. For a while, I was lost, and still is, a bit. I am allowing myself to move on, and letting go.

On January 9th, 2013 at 10:17 pm, Luke Heckel said:

My intent for 2013 is grow my creativity and my confidence in myself. I plan to deepen my understanding of yoga and continue my practice in the hopes of losing some nervous, anxious energy and finding some peace. The nasty be with you!

On January 10th, 2013 at 1:01 pm, Rachel Bobbitt said:

My intention is to focus on my favorite mantra and find hope, joy, love, peace, and happiness in this life just as it is.

On January 11th, 2013 at 1:33 pm, Suzy said:

Find the joy.

On January 11th, 2013 at 5:11 pm, Savanna Campbell said:

My intention for the year is to give time for myself, my husband was sick last year and finally better now. I put ALOT of energy into him and his illness, was a shock at our young age. This year I have me-time, I'm depening my practice and have signed up for teacher training! I'm not going to waist any of the time I have, I know now that every second of it is precious!

On January 17th, 2013 at 4 pm, Debbi G. said:

Stay focused on what really matters.

On January 17th, 2013 at 6:51 pm, catherine said:

This year my goal is to love more. Love myself more, my family more, my boyfriend more, and my WIC ( Women Infants and Children) clients more. Bringing the love i feel on my mat every morning in Mysore class out into my daily life through a conscious effort to love more! Xoxommm

On January 19th, 2013 at 4:14 am, MARIA JUDICPA said:

My intention is to get pregnant in 2013 ( I am a lesbian and my partner and I will try artificial insemination ) and to still continue with my yoga practice while pregnant.

On January 28th, 2013 at 5:51 am, Hsinhui said:

2013 is going to be a year when I learn to truly love and accept myself.
I've always thought I've loved myself enough, but the truth is that I keep on doing things that hurts me (such as procrastination). I need to learn how to really love me from taking care of my body (plant base diet, yoga), mind (meditation, change to a positive working environment), and soul (forgive). That is my goal in 2013.

On January 28th, 2013 at 2:17 pm, Pamela Watson said:

My intention is to give more of myself to others unselfishly this year. I will give up my time and to give of my abilities and resources. I am truly blessed, and I want to pass my blessings along.

On January 29th, 2013 at 10:20 am, Sharon Knitter said:

I spent the last two years battling breast cancer (I won!). So, the last two years were about what doctors were doing TO me to make me better. This year, it is all about what I can do to keep me healthy. I am now doing Bikram 4-5 days a week and intend to keep that up for 2013.

On January 29th, 2013 at 6:16 pm, Louise Poe said:

I have been working on my health for 2 1/2 years, and am proud of what I have accomplished. I have started a yoga practice. I have started hoop dancing, and I have completely changed my diet from Junk to Nutritarian. I have even started meditating. I feel that I am healthier than I have ever been. I have done all of this gradually, one change at a time, and this year I plan to continue on this path, and hopefully lose about 30 pounds to reach my goal weight. It will be a bit of a push because it took me 2 1/2 years to lose the first 38 pounds. But now that my healthy habits are in place, it will just require intensifying what I have been doing. I believe I can do it.

On January 30th, 2013 at 10:12 am, Catherine said:

My intentional word for 2013 is gratitude. I have found "gratitude of day" everyday of this new year. I am writing them down and the last day of this year will read them all. Much gratitude for my yoga practice which has given me health, strength, peace, awareness and wonderful friendships.

On February 2nd, 2013 at 4:56 pm, Julie said:

My goal is to find peace with myself. I want to be in control of my asthma and get rid of any negative lingering body image thoughts. I would like to achieve this by practicing more and thoroughly appreciating my body and all it does for me.

On February 3rd, 2013 at 6:42 pm, Jeri said:

My intension is to find myself again. After taking care of my sister for 9 years, she passed away. I have begun to find myself on my mat, to live and love again, and to know and love myself like I loved her. I have begun to practice each day diligently and with only love and compassion.

On February 5th, 2013 at 1:39 pm, Melissa said:

My Intentions for 2013 are to

*Focus on the fact that we are the average of the 5 people we are closest to and improve my "satsang" of inspiring, motivational and positive friends.

*Take my body and mind on the next evolution of advancement while continuing to prove to myself that I can accomplish whatever I set my mind to with dedication. Be more bendy in 2013!

*Look for the beauty in every moment, meeting and new experience while keeping an open heart.

*Daily meditation, yoga and morning writing while keeping a mindset of loving awareness. So important in a hectic place like NYC.

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