Happy New Year! We are well in to 2017 and I hope you are off to a great start. The new year is a time to say goodbye to the old and embrace the new. It is a great time to sit down and think about your deepest desires for the new year!
In yoga, Sankalpa means intention. It is when we get crystal clear on our deepest desires and wishes. The more clear we are, the more we can do to support this and align with our hearts desire. What is it that you need to do to make these intentions become your reality this year? Get clear, write it down, say it out loud, envision it in your mind. Do what you need to do to see yourself manifesting these intentions. Clarity is power!
The Sankalpa mudra helps to cultivate a vision for your intentions. A mudra is a hand position, or more simply, yoga for the hands. It is a seal of energy that moves the flow of prana (breath or life force) through the body. Here is how you do Sankalpa mudra.
-Sit with the legs crossed in a comfortable position
-Place the back of the left hand on the right knee with the palm up
-Gently clasp the right hand with the left hand
Use this mudra any time you would like to set your intention and get clear on your deepest aspirations. Here’s to starting the year off with clear intentions and a wonderful year ahead.