Sankalpa is similar to the idea of intention, but we hold it gently and in a sweeter way. The concept itself is paradoxical – there is a determination to achieve, yet with an ease about doing so. It is fierce and fluid at the same time. As you sit down to begin your yoga, consider your Sankalpa and return to it throughout your practice.
You might choose something like one of the following:
- “I will open my body and mind to bring life through me.”
- “To stay in the present moment and with my breath.”
- “To soften my body mind and release into the universal flow.”
Breathe and enjoy!
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