“Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention
colors and moves everything.”
-Master Hsing Yun
What is your Sankalpa? Though this word means resolution in sanskrit, it is actually not synonymous with a resolution that is adopted before the new year.
"The purpose of a sankalpa is not to fulfill desires but to create strength in the structures of the mind. The purpose of a sankalpa is to transform the whole life pattern (the vasanas), not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually." (Svami Satyananda Sarasvati -1923-2009)
It takes time for a sankalpa to take root in your being and so it is very important to re-engage the sankalpa often and ernestly over a long period of time. This is a thought that is not an after-thought but one which is continuously in the forefront of the mind...the resolve, aim and purpose of your life here in this manifest reality. Pick your intention and hold it at your heart center.
As you begin each yoga practice, anoint your heart center and your sankalpa with your internal drsti... giving yourself an auto-adjustment when necessary throughout the practice, maintaining your awareness on the sankalpa at your heart center.
As you move off of the mat, maintaining the sankalpa in your heart to guide your actions throughout each day, you empower a resolve that lasts well beyond the good intentions of January.
A space that nurtures connection, spiritual growth and physical well-being.