This weekend we welcome Spring, a time of rebirth and regeneration. The earth is starting to warm up with the trees blossoming, daffodils flowering and the bees buzzing. It is time for us to follow nature’s lead and start to shed our winter layers, awaken new energy and bring fresh outlooks to our lives.
One way to do this, is to set a seed of intention that can grow and blossom throughout Spring.
In Yoga we have yoga positions for our hands and fingers which are called mudras. Mudras meaning seal. One of my most loved mudras is sankapla mudra. Everyday in my level 2 teaching training with Noah Maze we would start our day with this seal of intention. The left hand crosses the midline, giving us strength to turn into our hearts and rests palm open in a receptive mode on the right thigh. The right hand goes over the left with the right palm facing down in a grounding mode (like a handshake). Bringing our hands together with the palms facing one another creates a imprint, a gesture of intention, anchoring ourselves in the moment so we can turn into the craves of our hearts and see what arises.
So take a moment this Spring to sit with your hands in sankapla mudra and really listen to what it is that you would like to dream and manifest. When times get tough or we get a bit lost we can come back to this sankalpa mudra and it will guide us back to our hearts passion and ultimately connect us back to our intention.
Happy Spring, Stacy x.
“Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source — the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.” — Julie Weiland