By Alexandra Juryte
We often carry agendas around with us, shaping, supporting or arguing against what we think, feel and do in the moment.
Our agendas are like flocks of birds … desires and fears flying together one way, then veering off … or flying apart.
Desires and fears make their way into our meditation practice. Yoga Nidra welcomes them.
We can bring a heartfelt desire into our Yoga Nidra practice, and a specific intention in support of that desire. We call this Sankalpa.
“Sankalpa” means free will, imagination, intention, resolution. So much dynamism in one word! We begin a Yoga Nidra session with Sankalpa.
Sankalpa unites a conscious intention with the mind’s unconscious processing power. It both shapes and opens up the flow of Yoga Nidra.
Do you have a heartfelt desire that shapes your life’s agenda? If so, feel into it … and imagine life with that desire accomplished.
As you begin your day, pause … breathe … feel gravity connecting you with the Earth. Gently close the eyes and and feel into that heartfelt desire for your life … How is it guiding you? … As you emerge, silently feel into your intentions for this day.
Today, perhaps while on a walk … sit down and contemplate your heart’s desire for yourself, your loved ones, and the world.