We all seek balance in life, be it between work and play, exercise and rest, spending and saving or any of the other paradoxes of modern life. It isn’t always an easy process. Balance is tricky to achieve, particularly in this era where life commitments are plentiful and time seems limited. It can be easy to end up in a pattern where oscillating from one extreme to the other, rather than walking the middle ground, is the norm. But intention can help you to keep committed to finding balance.
Setting a balance based intention will keep achieving balance as your focus, ultimately helping you to find the centered space you seek.
Use this exercise when you are struggling to keep balance in your life:
Take a moment – you don’t even have to stop what you are doing completely. Just put your thoughts and your body on pause, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow yourself a few breaths to clear your mind and then begin to think only of your intention. Repeat your intention slowly and silently three times and as you do so allow a calming, balanced energy to overcome you. So much so that you aren’t only repeating your intention, but really feeling it, radiating it with all of your physical and energetic being. After the third repetition, take in a long, deep breath allowing the exhale to draw you back into life – freshly balanced and ready to take on the rest of your day. Repeat this exercise, or simply repeat your intention to yourself, as many times as needed throughout the day.
Boost the power of your intention with the Manifest Mala. Green Jasper is a stone with balancing energy – used together with a clear intention this mala can help you to manifest the balance you desire in your life.
Coraley Letcher is a yoga teacher, freelance writer, and mom who lives in the gorgeous town of Fernie BC. She contributes articles and blog posts to online and print publications on a regular basis.
Coraley can be found teaching throughout BC and Alberta and regularly posts her thoughts on the yoga life on her blog Coraley-ley, Yogini. Keep up with Coraley on Facebook, Twitter (@CoraleyLetcher) or Instagram (@CoraleyL)