Swami Pragyamurti (Director of the London
Satyananda Yoga Centre) kindly agreed to answer some
common questions about Sankalpa.
you'll find these answers useful. If you
have questions about Sankalpa, email us and
we'll include them in the next issue of the
Sankalpa sounds like a really important
thing. Can I start with an easy one?
Yes, Sankalpa is really important because it works.
In terms of choosing an easy one, it becomes a
bit like using a sledgehammer to swat a fly. Try
not to choose a Sankalpa that is totally unimportant
to you, give it some thought, even though the end
result may be relatively easy.
How long should I keep my Sankalpa? When can
I change it?
You may keep the same Sankalpa for your whole
life. Many people do because Sankalpa is an
expression of how we want to live our life.
Your Sankalpa may be changed as and when you realise
that it has fulfilled itself, when you see that the
problem has been solved.
Can I use my Sankalpa to get
Not directly - Sankalpa is about
something more important,
on a deeper level of our being.
However, it is
possible that such issues might be dealt with
through a more significant Sankalpa, or better
still, you might realise that being rich and thin is
NOT the answer to life, contrary to what certain
articles in the media would have us believe. That
way you remain a slave, whereas Sankalpa (and
understanding who you really are) will bring you to
fulfilment and independence.
I only do Yoga Nidra once a week, so I only
repeat my Sankalpa once a week. Is that OK?
As well as making your Sankalpa during Yoga
Nidra, you can also make it on the moment of waking
before you get out of bed, and you can also repeat
it again on the point of dropping off to sleep.
And finally, will my Sankalpa really work?
Yes, your Sankalpa will really work, honest!
So think about it carefully and let it help you live
your life the way you really want to.
Swami Pragyamurti, thank you!