«And when he (the practitioner), complains in this manner: “Disease has been generated in me because of the practice of Yoga”, thenceforward he should refrain from such practice. This is to be said the first obstacle. The second is what is known as doubt (as to its efficacy)» (Yogakundaly-upanishad, 1.59).

A test for love!

Changes and news for Aries with the return of retrograde Uranus in the sign. Opposite Venus sends you into a crisis and when, in the middle of the month, it will go retrograde you could answer “no” to the question “Is this what you wanted?”. During retrogradations it would be better not to take decisions, so you should at least wait until the end of the month. Aries impulsiveness, Uranus push and Jupiter optimism (which brings the risk of feeling invincible) make waiting difficult. The trine of Mercury can help you think with a clear mind, but when it goes retrograde, doubts may increase.

Samśaya means doubt. According to Indian philosophy, doubt is always a factor of interference in achieving success in any field. In Yoga-sūtras doubt is considered an obstacle to the spiritual path, so the sādhaka, the spiritual aspirant, must immediately remove any doubt about the effectiveness of yoga in the realization of samadhi. Doubt paralyzes will. Only once the doubt has been resolved an activity can be undertaken.

Western vision, Aries, is a little different. For the West, doubt helps find the truth, provided it does not become extreme and paradoxical. You can look for the middle way, Aries, questioning what you have and trusting what you feel deep in your heart.

Help yourself with this sequence:

Śirsha-āsana, headstand. Once in the position, think of a doubt, a difficulty of choice, that you have in this period. Say to yourself a sentence of what you think is the right solution. See if you remains stable. If you wave more perhaps that sentence doesn’t reflect exactly what you need or what you really want. If you can not practice Śirsha-āsana, try the same in Sarvānga-āsana. // From 1 to 3 min.

Trikona-āsana, triangle pose. Establish your balance, a proportion between your parts. Look for openness and harmony. // 1-2 min. per side.

Mālā-āsana, garland pose. Develop patience. Stop and wait. // 2 min.

TOTAL TIME: from 4 to 7 minutes.

MANTRA of the MONTH: «Take time to think».




ATTENTION: each technique may have contraindications. Take proper information before practising. Ask your teacher for the correct execution. The recommended times are provided only as a guide, always adjust the practice to your own times and limits. Never force, positions must be comfortable and stable! For any doubt leave a comment below!