The beginning of the year for many involves setting New Year's Resolutions. These wishes for the future are often lost in the first days of the year. What the yoga tradition teaches is something much deeper. intentions set from a place of deep knowing.
The sages of the tradition teach that life is bereft without Sankalpa Shakti, using the power of intention to shape your life.
There are a number of principles that inform how we work with Sankalpa:
It's important when working with Sankalpa that you don't have expectations of the outcome, for how it manifests may be entirely unique from what you anticipated.
It's also very important to work with your Sankalpa in a disciplined manner. Every day you commit to remembering and repeating it.
And finally, only work with one Sankalpa at a time.