3 New Year’s Resolutions Yoga Can Actually Help You Keep

Empower and strengthen your New Year’s resolutions for success with these 2 simple yogic practices…

Did you know that only 9% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions? However, you can give yours an extra boost this year with the help of some traditional yogic practices. Mantras and mala beads are two simple methods that can help to strengthen your resolutions and focus the mind to help you manifest your goals. Pairing your New Year’s resolutions with an appropriate daily mantra and mala can help to empower your intention and keep you moving toward your desired outcome.

There are many different mantras and malas that may be useful for you, so you may wish to study up on these to find the ones that best suit your needs.

However, here are three common New Year’s resolutions and some suggested pairings to get you started:

To create abundance and wealth

Pyrite is commonly known as “fool’s gold” and is used to attract the people, situations, and things that make you feel prosperous, fortunate, and blessed. Chanting with a Pyrite mala can help access your abilities and hidden potentials. This stone of action, will, and vitality can also provide the confidence, inspiration, motivation, and focus to carry things through to their completion.

Pair your Pyrite mala with these two potent mantras to attract and manifest abundance and wealth:

Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah–Use this mantra to call upon the Goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury, power, prosperity, and generosity.

Om Sarva Kamadaya Namaha–Kama is translated as “desire, wish, longing.”  Use this “granter of desires” mantra to get clear on what you want and how to attain your goals.

To quit bad habits

Amethyst is known to promote emotional stability, inner strength, and sobriety. This crystal can remove grief, despair, anger, and help you defeat destructive actions, bad habits, and negative thoughts. This strongly meditative and calming stone will help reduce the anxiety and stress of quitting an addictive substance and will keep you focused and steadfast while adding a new good habit. Amethyst can also create clarity and understanding of your true needs, wants, and desires.

Pair your Amethyst mala with these two potent mantras to help defeat destructive bad habits:

Om Namah Shivaya–Use the moola mantra of Shiva to cultivate inner strength, fearlessness, detachment, and transformation.

Om Kreem Hrum Hreem–”Kreem” is the bija (seed or essence) mantra for Kali, which is used to invoke inner-strength and protection, eradicate problems, and provide success in all endeavors.

To lose weight and get fit

If you lack the motivation, commitment, energy, and self-confidence to maintain an exercise routine or manage your weight, then you might want to wear a mala made with Carnelian beads. This stone will bring positivity and reduce feelings of apathy and depression. Carnelian is also known to attract good luck, abundance, and prosperity!

Pair your Carnelian mala with these two potent mantras to cultivate energy, stamina, and strength:

Om Sri Ramaya Namah–Use the moola (root or primary) mantra of Lord Rama to invoke his radiant warrior energy, inner focus, and limitless strength.

Om Hum Hanumate Namaha–This mantra calls upon Hanuman’s immense courage, success, strength, stamina, and power.

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