A sankalpa arises out an inquiry into our deeper purpose in life. It may start out as a resolution to change something for the better but an overarching sankalpa relates to how we relate to our strengths and how we can harness those to overcome any shortcomings or negative traits peacefully and with patience and determination. A sankalpa takes time to reveal itself but is well worth the effort. You can affirm it with conviction and faith at the start or end of your yoga practice when you are focusing your mind and feelings. In my life my sankalpa has proved invaluable in keeping me aligned to the best expression of myself. It brings clarity and purpose and I am happy to say its slowly coming
Congratulations to these aspiring yoga teachers who have been on an intensive training moving through the eight limbs of yoga with focus and enthusiasm. They have worked hard mostly on themselves discovering their strengths and working on weaknesses and fine tuning their ability to hold space and communicate clearly. Their community classes taught were a test and the pressure had built up. With all of this on their shoulders and their minds full of so much information they stepped up and did beautifully. A group that has bonded and grown together and will share these memories and future hopes together. Be a humble student and you will always learn - that is the best way to become a sincere
Quick and easy - Bhramari - the ‘calming bee breath’ This is of my favourite breathing techniques that is effective in calming the mind by drawing the normally fragmented attention inwards, naturally and easily. It induces calm by producing a relaxed brain rhythm cycle which correlates to the ‘relaxation response’. It's called the humming bee breath - in Sanskrit - Bhramari and is named after the Black bee. There must be a lot of calm bees out there.
Its another little gem to insert in those moments where you need to centre yourself or quieten your mind in order to connect with a grounded sense of who you are. When we are in touch with these aspects we can gain clarity and insight and tha