Chalkboard Yoga Studies #12: SANKALPA

Aug 14,2018
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INTENTION / The Sanskrit word we’re looking at in this episode of Chalkboard Yoga Studies is a popular term in the yoga and spiritual worlds: “sankalpa”. Sankalpa means intention, will, or single-pointed resolve to actualize a certain truth in practice and/or in life. But what happens when we get attached to the projected outcome of an intention? Jacob Kyle explores the potential conflict between our sankalpa, or intention, and the concept of “vairagya”, or non-attachment.

Jacob Kyle

Jacob is a yoga asana teacher, writer, philosophy educator and the Founder of Embodied Philosophy, an online educational platform for Eastern philosophies and practices. Jacob holds two Masters Degrees in Philosophy: an MSc in Political Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007), and an MA in the History of Philosophy from the New School for Social Research (2013). He studied Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research in London. Jacob's ongoing studies in Western and Eastern philosophies have included study of the Yoga Sutras with Edwin Bryant, studies in Tantrik philosophy with Christopher Wallis, and a course in the history of Yoga and Tantra at New York University.  In 2015, Jacob was initiated into Neelakhanta Meditation and has since then been enrolled in Blue Throat Yoga programs under the tutelage of esteemed Kashmir Shaivism scholar Paul Muller-Ortega, studying the texts and practices of the Trika Kula lineage of Kashmir Shaivism.  To augment his yoga teaching practice, he has completed over seven hundred hours of training and workshops with master teachers Nevine Michaan, Kelly Morris, David Regelin, Schuyler Grant, Tias Little, Gabriel Halpern, Zach Dacuk & Leslie Kaminoff.

 

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