In this lecture Yogi Amrit Desai discusses how goals are often used to focus our action and as destinations to measure success. Goals represent end points and are useful in everyday life. But what happens when we don’t know what the destination looks like or where it is? Intention guides us on our journey in ways a goal cannot, making every step of the way both a direction and an endpoint simultaneously. In the perpetually unfolding journey of spiritual growth, the power of integrative intention opens the door to witness of our thoughts, emotions and actions through good times and bad. When understood in its depth and potential, intention empowers us to direct our lives and our spiritual growth. It is the rudder that steers our “ship” on its true course through both calm and tumultuous waters.
Having properly formed intentions for where you are now in your life journey is particularly important in the practice of the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra. If you practice Yoga Nidra regularly, this discussion will directly impact your practice and your life. In this lecture and through examples of others’ sharing, Yogi Desai expounds on the meaning of intention and provides examples of how to form intentions in your own life and spiritual practice.
Duration: 73 minutes
Lecture: 42 minutes;
Sharing: 31 minutes.
Yogi Amrit Desai has been teaching for more than 50 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in bringing the authentic teachings of yoga from India to the modern world. He has authored books on the inner depths of yoga, health, personal growth and transformation and is the originator of Kripalu Yoga, and the Integrative Amrit Methods® (I Am Yoga®) of Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Quantum Breath Meditation. His teachings are universal, insightful, experiential and easily accessible to everyone, regardless of age or background.