I went with some friends to the Santosha Yoga festival near Glastonbury over the bank holiday. At one of the classes the teacher asked before we stated to bring to mind someone who we wanted to devote our practice to. This was a lovely way of setting the intention and focus of the practice and one I’d not considered before. So each day when we do the opening mantra I’m going to take a moment to devote my practice to someone. Hoping that they share the benefits of my practice.
It also seems like a nice way to shift my attention away from myself and what I’m trying to achieve.