Sankalpa - your intention of manifestation

Sankalpa - your intention of manifestation

What is a Sankalpa?

Simply put a sankalpa is a succinct, positive statement of intention!

Kalpa means vow, or “the rule to be followed above all other rules.” San refers to a connection with the highest truth. Sankalpa, then, is a vow and commitment we make to support our highest truth.

A sankalpa is created by you. When practicing yoga and given space in a yoga class to do so, a yoga teacher or guide plants a seed for you to start considering what a sankalpa might be for you, yourself.

It has to be a heart-felt intention, in words that are your own, and that is something you want to see happen or manifest in your life. The more you can focus on your sankalpa the faster you will notice its manifestation in your daily life. A sankalpa has traditionally been introduced within a Yoga Nidra guided practice, as it can be quickly imprinted on the sub-conscious mind, ensuring that it becomes a bigger part of your daily thought patterns.

But sankalpa's have been used throughout the history of yoga and in all facets of yoga and through the eight limbs of yoga you can integrate your sankalpa into the eight limbs of yoga - through your asana practice, pranayama practices and you can also use your sankalpa within a dharana practice, a concentration practice.