Theme: Intentions, Sankalpa, Resolutions

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Questions Answered Here

  1. How are goals, resolutions and intentions different and why is this important?
  2. Define sankalpa.
  3. Describe two types of sankalpa. Give examples of each.
  4. From what “radical premise” does a sankalpa practice start from?
  5. How is a sankalpa discovered?
  6. In what format is a sankalpa formulated?
  7. What is a popular yoga practice that utilizes sankalpa?
  8. What are two techniques for accessing heart-felt desires?
  9. A common obstacle to following through on goals is falling into the “all or nothing” pattern and giving up when we demonstrate imperfection. What can we do to help avoid this?
  10. Difficulty in reaching goals may be related to past conditioning, internal reservations, or an unconscious agenda. How does yoga help with these obstacles?
  11. Give up to 20 sample intentions that students may wish to work with during their practice.
  12. Interpret the research findings from the “Good Samaritan” study.

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