Recently, I interviewed Mandy Ingber, creator of the Yogalosophy DVD and personal yoga teacher to Jennifer Aniston, for a Daily Muse article about how yoga can help your career; Kathryn Budig of Aim True Yoga was also generous enough to be interviewed. We talked about yoga’s role in shaping your self-esteem, making you feel more confident in life, and giving your career a boost. It’s true: yoga really is a whole-life practice! You can find that Daily Muse article here. But I didn’t get to use all of Mandy’s responses in the Daily Muse piece, because of our length limitations. I was a little sad not to be able to talk about Mandy’s thoughts on vision boards. I think vision boards are fantastic.
A little backstory: I’ve been a fan of Mandy’s Yogalosophy DVD since its debut. I reviewed it on my website back in April. The workout is great—you’ll feel like you’ve worked your muscles—but Mandy is really down to earth & fun, too. So, I was totally stoked to ask Mandy about why she uses vision boards, which she mentions on the DVD and at her website. Here’s what she had to say:
“Visualizing, being inspired, and having reminders around us help trigger our emotions, which are the motivating force behind what we create. It is important to know where you are going and to declare what you want. The eye likes to have a visual image, like a finish line. I find that just having the images in front of me while I am exercising gets into my DNA. The dreams are getting in there subliminally.” She believes that vision boards are a great tool for anyone looking to change their mindset. “Having that visual experience in front of us during exercise is awesome because we become very receptive in that state. I have been experimenting more and more with the most efficient ways to create the life I dream of, and the vision board is certainly one of them,” she says. “Just about everything I put on there comes to fruition.”
Isn’t that great? Doesn’t it make you want to go out and craft your own vision board?