The sanskrit word for intention is Sankalpa, which is a compound word combining Kalpa (vow) and San (connection to the highest truth). Thus Sankalpa, is a vow or commitment to our highest truth. It refers to a statement that we draw upon to remind us of our true nature and to guide our choices.
Did you know that "Yoga" is actually a system made up of eight limbs, and is not just the physical practice that we are led to believe what yoga is out west? There is more to yoga than flowing through movements and poses. The physical movements and poses are only one of the eight limbs, "Asana", pronounced Ahh-sah-nah.