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.
What is the first thing that comes to mind for you when you hear the words "Yin Yoga"? Perhaps it is "long holds" or "endless moments of silence" or something else. Chances are you have not been made aware of the many benefits of Yin Yoga.
So what are the benefits? Well I believe, and have been taught that there are three main areas where benefits will be realized. The Physical body, the Energetic body, and within the Heart and Mind.
It is obviously apparent of the health benefits of a strong yoga regiment. Most professional athletes practice yoga to strengthen their breathing, and to stretch muscles tightened during use. Since it helps smooth out tight muscles, yoga can be a wonderful complement to weight training. One Asana posture that’s ideal for those looking to develop upper body strength and muscularity is the chatturanga dandasana, which differs greatly from the standard push-up we all learned in gym class.