Guided Intention Setting for the New Year

Mukha Yoga
3 min readDec 29, 2021

’Tis the season to clarify our personal mission statements, to ignite the North Star of our deepest heart longing and let this inner focal point guide our path. As 2020 comes to a close, we honor the moments of darkness and light that we have been through as we face new beginnings in 2021. Acknowledging the ups and downs on our journey, we release what no longer serves us and create space for possibility.

Sankalpa, Sanskrit for intention, restores clarity to our Drishti (vision). It’s the resolve, determination, and soul vision resonating in our cores, aligning with our essence. Sankalpa shapes and holds our dreams and hopes. It’s the inner compass you can trust to find your True North.

“Your greatest test will come in the dark moments when your soul is being squeezed.
That’s when you want to be grounded in your bigger purpose — your North Star.”
- Baron Baptiste

New Years Intention Setting Ceremony
for letting go of 2020 and aligning your intentions with your core values.

Yoga and Meditation — Wherever attention goes, energy flows. Create a space for mind-body connection by starting your practice with yoga and meditation before moving into reflective exercises. By starting your intention setting ceremony with an asana practice, you give your body space to reset its nervous system. After your energetic channel has been cleared in your asana practice, meditation can help to center oneself and open the mind’s eye.

Try our A Yoga Flow For the New Year.

Listen to our Meditation to Create Ease.

“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, then the door is there and the key is in your hand.
Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”
Krishnamurti in ‘You are the World’

Journaling-Define your intention through Svadhyaya, the practice of self-inquiry and journaling with the following journaling prompts.

Sankalpa- We are armed with the knowledge that our attention feeds and nourishes our physical reality, so we want to define our Sankalpa, the focused gathering of energy, towards the kind of life we want to live. Where you’re starting from doesn’t determine where you’ll wind up. However, where you aim does. So aim higher and bolder…

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Mukha Yoga is committed to connecting people to yoga so that we can connect with each other, our community, and our earth to be in a place of balance.