Tim’s Scribbles:25 February 2014 : Sankalpa
When our mind is tuned strongly into alignment and health the deeper and more subtle aspects easily gets stomped over. When our aim is focussed on bettering ourselves we are talking about a practice which at its root rests on a self-based intention, which constitutes an entry level of Yoga. When a sense of serving and an act of working beyond a specific and tangible goal begins to shine through our intentions, then we are beginning to pass over towards a different state of mind, a state of the heart we could perhaps call it. That would constitute a practice which works at things larger than ourselves, which perhaps is one vague way to define the weird word ‘spirituality’. To dedicate oneself to a method, lineage and teacher, to take time to study the primary texts of yoga such as Patanjalis Yoga Sutras and The Gita will instigate such a condition and re-aim our practice.
Author: Tim Feldmann, is an international yoga teacher and the director of Miami Life Center.We have given him his own column here, Tim’s Scribbles, to share his thoughts and inspirations. He also has full articles posted here as well. Visit Tim’s Website: http://www.yogajoy.org