«To the left of the Susumnā stands the Īdā and to the right stands the Pingalā. The Sarasvatī and the Kuhū stand by the sides of the Susumnā […] The Saravsvatī has its course upward, as far as the tip of the tongue» (Darśanopanishad, 5.14/16-17).

Full awareness!

It is not an easy month for you, Cancer. The Sun joins Saturn in opposition, determining a critical moment that tests your inner and outer structures. What you’ve been building during the last year may be wavering. Due to Uranus square, there could be unexpected news. Mars makes you nervous and Mercury is a barrier to communications. Better you vent all these tensions into creative forms, which, with the help of Neptune, could make you reach a deep level of understanding, fundamental to building your future happiness.

Sarasvatī is one of the main nādīs, that is one of the main energy channels in the body. Ancient texts say that it is located at the side of the central channel, Susumnā, but it is not clear whether it is in front of or behind of Susumnā. It is not even specified what kind of energy Sarasvatī conveys. I could hazard a guess starting with the name of this nādī. Sarasvatī is one of the three great goddesses of Hinduism. She is the wife of Brahma, the Creator. The word Sarasvatī  means “she who flows” and the goddess is revered for knowledge, music, painting, poetry. In short, being the wife of the creator and goddess of the arts, Sarasvatī represents creativity and inspiration. So, I guess it must be those two what the nādī conveys. 

Concentrate, Cancer, on your creative energies. In this way you can produce something very interesting and find a positive aspect for every difficulty you encounter.

Work on Sarasvatī-nādī with this short sequence:

Paścimottāna-āsana, stretch of the west or back of body.  In this pose, besides extending all the muscles of your back, all your spinal nerves are stretched, hence all the nādīs that run backwards. Relax your head on a stand if you want to keep it longer. // From 1 to 5 min.

Tongue extension. Bend your head backwards with your face facing up. Then strike your mouth as if you want to kiss, but with your tongue out and pushing up. Keep for 6 seconds and repeat a few times. // 1 min.

Khechari-mudrā, gesture of movement in space. Bring the tip of the tongue back towards the soft palate. In ancient times, to succeed in this gesture, the lingual frenulum was cut. For your purpose it will be enough to make the tip of your tongue move. Keeping the tongue back with no movement will make your mind be steady and calm too. // 1-2 min

TOTAL TIME: from 3 to 8 minutes.

MANTRA of the MONTH: «I express myself through arts».