Sankalpa is sanskrit for your intention or the vow that you set in your heart and mind at the beginning of your yoga class. In other words, when you set your intention, you are creating a Sankalpa. When you set your intention, you are picking an idea that resonates with your deepest self or your “truth”. Just as we honor our bodies in our yoga practice by modifying or deepening into postures, we utilize our Sankalpa in the same way. So, when you set an intention and ask yourself what you truly need, let it come from within. Our intentions don’t always match up with what our egos want, so dive below the surface. The quieter you get and the more you let go of control, the easier your intention will come to you.
“Our intention creates our reality.”