Rituals to Sustain Intentions: Micro-dose Asana
Updated: Jun 17, 2022
Rituals can help sustain intentions, the creative fuel their growth, help transmute into its next iteration that needed time to evolve. Rituals such as:
invocation (a brief statement frame for the day/prayer)
pull a card (index you create with keywords, tarot, intention/manifestation decks)
creating and visiting a small, personal sanctuary space (if possible)
microdose asana flow to dispense nourishment to your intentions
This post focuses on the use of microdose asana to sustain intentions.
Inquire & Reflect: you can embellish your yoga practice with the felt-sense that is part of the source emotional qualities from which your intentions were created.
A sample micro-dose asana is described below.
Slow and mindful pace. Try taking a few extra breaths in each pose to ask what feelings appear in this pose that are in service of my intentions:
Seated whirlpool rock (lean in, come around, open heart, surrender)
Cat-Cow spinal flexion (go with the flow)
Dragon Creeps Out (explore/reflect)
Warrior I - hands at heart center (truth, compassion, love)
Warrior I - arms overhead (joy!)
Warrior I - Archers arms, about to release an arrow (focus)
Warrior II (peacekeeper, equanimity, compassion)
Revolved/Reversed Warrior (resilient discernment, go with the flow)
Warrior III - birds' wings (ride the winds of change, see the big picture)
Vinyasa - traditional flow (refresh, refocus)
Uttitha Hasta Padangusthasana (agility, persistence, focus)
Experience it for yourself in the brief video . Then, co-create! Conjure your own!