Make your Resolution Last
In Yoga and Ayurveda, we celebrate new beginnings in meditation and contemplation. It's an auspicious time to formulate a Sankalpa.
What's a Sankalpa?
A Sankalpa is like a resolution on steroids!
1- It's a powerful auto-suggestion which develops will-power.
2- One of the most effective means to train your mind.
3- A powerful tool for self-transformation almost without conscious effort.
4- It takes the form of a short, mental statement which is sowed into the subconscious mind when it is most receptive, sensitive, calm and quiet.
Your Sankalpa can be your heart’s deepest desire, what will give you deep satisfaction and fulfillment. Or it can be something that you want to accomplish within a time frame. The important thing is that it's a commitment to yourself.
Before you formulate your new resolution, it's important to take stock!
It's important to reflect on the past year.
What did you learn about yourself?
What were your personal accomplishments?
Where did you miss the mark?
Where did you fall short?
And what adjustments do you need to do in order to have what you want the most?
You must have clarity, understanding, self-compassion and patience to prepare for what's to come.
It's necessary to have a clear picture of the kind of efforts, experience, knowledge and tools you need in order to make your wishes come true!
The dawning of the new year is a time for renewal and revitalization, and is an opportunity to commit oneself to a positive direction for the coming 12 months
How to formulate a Sankalpa?
It must be phrased as a short, simple and positive statement.
You must keep it until it comes true.
And you must keep it to yourself.
You must use the same words each time you repeat it.
And you must repeat it 3 times mentally with conviction and sincerity, just before you're fully awake, just before you fall asleep and during the meditative practice of Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra, the resolution activator
Yoga Nidra is a powerful meditative technique that allows you to plant your new resolution deep within your psyche where everything happens.
Everything comes from the deep subconscious mind, our habits, conditionings, choices, beliefs, everything!
When we repeat our resolution or Sankalpa during the practice of Yoga Nidra, it ensures that your subconscious mind is also working towards making your new resolution come true!
It ensures its success!
Use my Yoga Nidra Meditation Recording to get you started! Download the audio recording.
My Sankalpa for you
In this new year and every year, you experience a deeper part of yourself that is calm, clear and free.