Scrap the New Years Resolutions


We’re a few hours into 2017 and maybe you’ve already set your new years resolutions for the coming twelve months or maybe, like me, you don’t do resolutions.

A resolution often comes from a negative place, a sense of not being good enough and needing to change. For 2017, I would like you to set a Sankalpa or intention instead, you may have heard me talk about intentions in class. A Sankalpa can be made at any new beginning – a day, month, year or at the start of your yoga practice. These short, positive statements come from the heart and are said with commitment and a sense of self-love.

Here are a some examples –

  • I am loving and loved
  • I am successful in all tasks I undertake
  • I am at peace
  • I am strong and healthy

It might take you a while to come up with a Sankalpa, and that’s perfectly fine. Take a moment to sit and reflect on your goals for this coming year and turn them into a positive, committed intention from a place of love rather than negativity.

My main Sankalpa for this year is ‘I am motivated’ but as I sit and write this it’s almost 6pm on the 1st January and I’m still in my dressing gown… There’s always tomorrow…

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