Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Power of Intention

Jackie Maher

As I have been on my yearlong rock-climbing trip the access of going to yoga classes has dwindled.  I have realized the cost of yoga is too pricey for my lifestyle these days.  However, I have not forgotten the benefit and influence Vinyasa yoga has on my climbing.  I have been practicing yoga long enough that I can put together my own flows, but being motivated to devote the time to practice on my own is hard.  I really enjoy what a teacher brings to my practice.  The creativity, thought, and view they put into their flow is something I truly value.  Being in a class also allows me to focus where if I am practicing on my own, my mind wonders and I often have very short sessions if any at all.

I feel this is something I will always battle.  I also feel the solution is a matter of intent.  To accomplish anything in life you must set the motion of intent.  I have weighted out the value yoga has on my life and almost more importantly my favorite activity of rock climbing.  Yoga helps with balance, flexibility, strength, and breath while on the rock.  Those are very important aspects of climbing, which are always in need of attention no matter how strong of a climber you are.  I hope becoming aware of how yoga influences my climbing and noticing the difference in my movements when I don’t regularly practice yoga will motivate me enough to practice on my own.

I was a high school art teacher for five years, so why not be my own teacher and allow myself to become creative with my own flows?  It is a new challenge I have for myself.  I am lucky enough to have two very close friends who are yoga teachers and I might have to call on them to help inspire my flows until I really become creative on my own.

I am currently out in Bishop, CA a climbing mecca and surrounded by beautiful mountain and desert scenery.  The setting is very inspiring for a quality yoga session and I am now putting the power of intent to work.


Beneficial Yoga at Any Stage

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Yoga for Any Time

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Yoga: The Right to Bear Arms!

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Strong Arms, Strong Mind

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