Last Monday we talked about sankalpa, the yogic approach to a New Year's resolution. Today I want to share my sankalpa with you, and what I will do to support my resolve this year.
When I set out to create my sankalpa for this year, I immediately thought about how I want to show up for my 4-month old daughter, Piper. I want to support her growth and love her unconditionally. This led me to think about what it means to be a mother.
Piper is my first child. Everyday is a different experience and a unique opportunity to learn and grow. I know that I don't have all the answers; but, what I know for sure is that I want her to feel loved.
My sankalpa for this year is: Nurture.
My resolve to nurture will span beyond my daughter because, in order to love her, I need to be sure that I'm healthy and happy. I need to nurture myself. As we often say in our yoga classes, you can't pour from an empty cup.
To keep my cup full, I resolve to nurture my postpartum body and sleep deprived mind by sticking to my yoga and meditation practices. I resolve to nurture my marriage so that my husband and I can navigate parenthood as a team. I resolve to nurture my business as we continue to adapt to the challenges COVID-19 have presented.
I also resolve to nurture YOU. It is my job as a yoga and meditation teacher to hold space for practitioners to feel supported in their journey to wellbeing. I will continue to create the environment and provide you the tools; you show up and do the work you need to do.
How will you show up for yourself this year? What is your intention? How will you keep it top of mind? I would love to help you clarity your resolve!
If you're not already signed up for our complimentary workshop this Friday at 12:30pm CT, Create Your Sankalpa, check out the details below and register.
I hope this workshop nurtures you in creating your own 2021 intention and inspires you to lay the foundation for positive change. Please register even if you can't make the live session. All registrants will be sent a recording of the workshop.