“Sankalpa” Setting Intention for 2012

On New Years Day I visited Rise Yoga in the Greenhaven Pocket area of Sacramento, CA for an “Inspired Intention” yoga class, in which through meditation and asana (yoga postures), we set personal intentions from our most heartfelt desire.  The yoga teacher and studio owner Ann guided us into an “I Am” statement and suggested we let it come from the heart (not the head).

What came up for me during my New Years Day class was “I Am Love” and it evolved into “I Am In Love”.  Through the class I discovered my core, and was reminded of my deepest desires and to be true to myself.

This can be a practice we can do each day, or any other time, during yoga practice, meditation, or even just lying in bed (morning or night).  As we breath and state “I Am…  I Am…  I Am…”, allowing moments between each “I Am” and allowing your head/mind to stay silent, while your heart fills in the rest of the statement.  Practicing patience with a knowing that what’s true will arise.

(Jan. 2 Morning Follow up: So inspired by my New Year’s Day Yoga class, I am continuing the month with an “I AM” Kundalini Yoga and meditations series with Sukhbir {Monday and Wednesday mornings starting at 5am during January at The Yoga Seed} to ignite the fire of the THIRD CHAKRA and overcome inertia! This course is geared to help us strengthen our will, discipline and commitment so that we are able to set goals and have the staying power to achieve them.)

(Jan. 2 Evening Follow up: I desired more yoga after a long day… And, now, I am learning to respect my desires… So this evening, I visited It’s All Yoga and took a Level 1 Yoga Class with the lovely Michelle Marlahan ~ the class had emphasis on breath, alignment, and strong focus on the presence… the here and now. I left feeling joyful and calm).

Please share what comes to “heart” for you…

 

 

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