The yoga tradition offers a profound formula for realizing your heartfelt desires—without asking you to change who you are. It’s the practice of sankalpa (resolve). To create the life we are meant to live, we must draw the mind again and again to our dharma, our deepest intentions, and the qualities of the Divine within.
Have you created a New Year’s resolution in the past starting with two words: “I will?” Pledged to change not just what we do but who we are. We set goals and imagine how happy we will be when we get what we want. Have they failed you in the past? Maybe they were made from the assumption that who you are is not good enough, and we reinforce the mistaken belief that our happiness depends on acquiring what we want.
How about a refreshing alternative moving into 2020? New Year’s Eve yoga practice with a refreshing alternative to the traditional “New Year’s resolution”: A yoga practice setting a sankalpa or resolve.
A sankalpa practice starts from the radical premise that you already are who you need to be to fulfill your life’s dharma. All you need to do is focus your mind, connect to your most heartfelt desires, and channel the divine energy within you.
Your sankalpa could become a statement you can call upon to remind you of your true nature and guide your choices into 2020.
Tuesday, December 31, 6-7:30 pm