This weekend we completed our first workshop for 2015 with the third annual hosting of our popular new year, Back On Track workshop. Based on intense practice combined with moments of complete stillness through deep Yoga nidra and Sankalpa making this workshop was based on three key principles:
- Your Passion: When you just feel compelled to do.
- Your Purpose: When what you do feels right. When you feel your most creative, purposeful and productive.
- Your Potential: When what you do makes a real and lasting difference for others and yourself.
When we practice yoga we begin to know what makes us do what we do. When we know what is useful or can be discarded in our thinking, we make changes knowing that like a good building everyone is designed and constructed for a certain purpose. Our roll as yogis, as a human beings to is allow that purpose to flow into the world.
This year we put a new creative spin on our Sankalpa by asking our YLP yogis to make a map, firstly describing where they are right now (location) where they want to go (destination) and the route they would need to take to get there (intention) . The map would serve as a tool to describe self observations – and then how to intuitively move on towards what ever goals or tasks they are designed to do.
To support this, Mick gave a short talk on looking, knowing and observation in yoga. Describing, piece by piece the difference between the observed and observer, from the external to internal experience finally leading to an experience (however partial) of our deeper consciousness, the observer of who and what we are. The witness which knows where we are going and how…..The Sankalpa is the result of this experience.
Back on Track is one of the YLP’s, Yoga in Action workshops, designed to show how yoga science and practice can be used to reveal a more creative, fruitful and meaningful life.