Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Mindfulness-Sankalpa

You may be familiar with setting an intention, a sankalpa at the beginning of your yoga practice.  This is a word or a phrase which expresses what you want to invite into your life through your you practice. Examples might be 'I am strong', 'I am confident', 'I have abundance', 'I am calm'. 



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In the yoga video today I want to go a little deeper open up to a sankalpa we can take off the mat.  To this end, I would like to use the asana practice to receive our truth and open our hearts in order to gain greater clarity as to what we need to have as our sankalpa. This does not mean that our sankalpa will remain the same but will evolve over time with our changing needs.

We  practice heart openers to open our hearts to the wisdom of our greater good and work on the throat chakra in order to be receptive to our truth. We also practice Peaceful Warrior pose because to be able to live our sankalpa we need to have willpower, determination, and strength, that is, all the qualities of a warrior. We also need to surrender to the will of our higher wisdom for the good of ourselves and others. 

An inversion is included in order to bring clarity to heart and mind.

The breathing practice is Humming Bee breath which stimulates the third eye, the centre of intuition which will help us formulate a sankalpa.  

We finish with a Yoga Nidra in which we relax the body in order to be receptive to our sankalpa. The sankalpa is 'planted' in our subconscious at the beginning of the yoga nidra and at the end of the yoga nidra we repeat the sankalpa in order that the sankalpa might take root and grow.



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Flexiladiesyoga by Janet Barnes 
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Copyright © 2015

Namaste,
Janet x

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