Posts by: Layne Morrison
Fostering Transformation in 2012
It’s my honor to teach the last Boundless class of the year on Saturday December 31! Lets shed the old & ring in the new – with new excitement, new intention, & reinvigorated community. While there’s nothing hallowed about January 1 itself – Chinese will ring in the Year of the Dragon on January 23; most Indians celebrate Diwali in Oct/Nov – we can capitalize on the collective energy of New Year’s celebrations to heighten our practice.
At Boundless, our mission, Foster Transformation, might read like a continual New Years Resolution. The manifestations of our transformation are as unique as we are – in style and speed. Sometimes transformation comes quickly, other times slowly; transformation can be an effortless gift or require our deep dedication. Yet we can be assured of one thing: yoga will transform us, our body, our perspective and our relationships.
In yoga, we work with resolve through the notion of sankalpa, translated as “intention” or “will.” Yoga philosophy recognizes that we carve habits, pathways, channels through our actions, samskaras. Samskaras are deep traces of our past & patterns, unconscious and/or habitual motivators. Through sankalpa – active intention – we marshal our inner energetic resources to redirect samskaras, to lessen the pull unwanted patterns. We direct our energy so we can live an intentional life true to ourselves and our potential. Awash in sankalpa, the chasms of these samskaras are smoothed.
What can you leave behind in 2011, and what will you foster in 2012?
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