New Year Resolution - Setting up a Sankalpa
2016 is full of possibilities, representing a blank canvas eagerly waiting to be infused with colour. The beginning of the year offers a really good opportunity to re-set our goals, taking a moment to reflect the direction we would like to take, so we can take the right steps towards fulfilling our dreams, although, this can (and should) be done at anytime of the year, January is a perfect time to make a commitment.
So, here we are, setting up New Year resolutions, however, Yoga Philosophy offers an opportunity to take a different approach, setting a Sankalpa (Sanskrit for Purpose, Will, determination). Sankalpa is equivalent to setting an intention, but one that is deeply aligned with your life purpose, and therefore goes a level deeper than a simple resolution that stops at the ego/physical level of your body, which might reinforce the mistaken belief that your happiness depends on acquiring what you want , Sankalpa touches the mind and connects it you’re your body, seeking to understand what is what drives the need or the motivation behind a desired heartfelt change that will be felt by your body, Sankalpa is a vow of commitment to achieve, starting from the radical premise that you are who you need to be to fulfil your life’s purpose, all you need to do is focus your mind, connect with your most heartfelt desires and channel the energy within.
How do you find a sankalpa?
You look inward: meditation, yoga, and particularly Yoga Nidra can provide some help, but first, you must have the interest to get an understanding of what is driving the need to deliver a change, why you have a heartfelt desire to gain/do something.
We know what we want, however, at times we don’t allow it to express fully, we become busy, we pretend we do not know, and we run from ourselves. The answer is going within.
Yoga Nidra is the science of relaxation which enables each of us to dive deep down into the realms of the subconscious mind, thereby releasing and relaxing mental tensions. When a person is relaxed, he/she knows the reality, the truth (Swami Satyananda, Yoga Nidra). Sankalpa is a resolve made during Yoga Nidra (as you are free from distractions so you can see what you REALLY want at a deeper level)
Once intention is aligned with purpose, you are unstoppable
Lourdes Ramirez (Inner Power Yoga) will be running for second time the “New Year Yoga workshop” at the Yoga station on Jan 10th which will centre on re-invigorating the body through 1 hr intense Yoga practice (including plenty of detox twists), followed by 30 min of balancing, grounding postures to help the body and mind to focus, closing the physical practice with Yoga nidra and a guided meditation to open space for a Sankalpa to be revealed. A candle will be given to each participant so that sankalpa can be remembered through the year.
Come and discover your Sankalpa. The practice of Sankalpa changed my life, as it allowed me to tune in and see what I really needed to do to be content.
Cost £15.00 (concessions £10).
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