Sankalp Shakti

Definition - What does Sankalp Shakti mean?

Sankalp shakti is a Sanskrit term that refers to willpower. Sankalp means “determination,” “resolve” or “conviction,” while shakti refers to the primordial cosmic energy and is translated as “power” or “empowerment.”

Sankalp shakti is the tool or driving force that the yogi can use on his path to inner transformation. The yogi needs sankalp shakti to apply the knowledge and instruction he receives from his teacher. Without sankalp shakti, spiritual transformation and Self-realization are not possible.

Yogapedia explains Sankalp Shakti

Sankalpa is an inner resolve that connects the yogi to his dharma, or life purpose. Shakti is the power that inspires the personal spiritual transformation.

Sankalp shakti an be a powerful force for change. Putting sankalp shakti into yoga practice means developing a sankalp by choosing to focus on your conviction and making it the inspiration for your spiritual growth. Meditation and pranayama can be the means by which you harness your sankalp shakti and can lead to the ultimate goal of enlightenment.

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