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How to Set a New Year’s Sankulpa

2020 made a name for itself in both good ways and bad. It was a year of learning, adjusting, accepting, and fighting, but we made it to the end, and we are grateful.

In honor of all the hard things accomplished and experienced this year, it is time to set new intentions for 2021. It is time to release what no longer serves you and open yourself to receive what the new year has to offer. The Sanskrit term Sankulpa means heart-felt intention. Unlike a resolution, a Sankulpa is already alive within your heart, but in order for it to manifest in your life, it must be uncovered through self-awareness, gratitude, and compassion for the present. It is more than a SMART goal; it is a vow to your own spiritual and personal growth in this world. It is a heart-felt dedication to your commitment to growth from the inside out.

Below are 4 ways to discover your 2021 Sankulpa. This can be done on New Year's Eve or whenever you feel ready to invite 2021 into your heart.

Find a comfortable place where you can get comfortable and just be for a while. Enjoy your breathe and experience the fullness within you already.
Let your conscious awareness go to your heart space at the center of your chest. Imagine your inhales are inviting you into the sacred heart space and your exhales are cleansing the heart of struggle or distraction.
Embrace your heart space both physically with the warmth of your hands and with the warmth of your cleansing, natural breath.
Begin to listen with the ears of your heart. You'll know when it's time and you'll begin to hear and feel your truth beginning to reveal itself.
Let each exhale be a release of expectations for what you should hear and just allow yourself to be true.

We hope you have a wonderfully, intentional and heart-felt New Year. If you have questions about setting your Sankulpa, comment below or send us an email at

With gratitude from us to you in 2020 and 2021,

Sanskrit Moon Yoga Center