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Back To School: Yoga To Increase Memory and Focus

Back To School: Yoga To Increase Memory and Focus

In yogic philosophy, a sankalpa is a solemn vow, made in the heart and forged by the will.  A yogi sets a sankalpa to focus the mind and heart on a particular goal.  Like much of Hindu philosophy, the idea of sankalpa is complex and layered, but the Western practice of conscious intention-setting that has gained popularity in the past few decades could be considered a simplified conception of sankalpa, with the caveat that a sankalpa is meditative and process-oriented.  When you set a sankalpa, the effort you make towards your goal is as important as achieving it.