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 to fruition. What a wonderful tool to have for affecting positive change and connecting with personal strengths.