Sukha – serenity

«Perpetual Happiness is achieved by this; I do not care if the mukti be not attained. This happiness, resulting from absorption (in Brama), is obtained by means of Raja-Yoga». (Hathayoga-pradīpikā, 4.78).

Usually the term ananda is used in yoga to indicate the state of grace and bliss that is achieved with enlightment. Svātmārāma in pradīpikā talks about sukha, “joy”, “serenity”, “happiness”. Sukha is the opposite of dukha, a term famous in the Buddhist context too, which indicates human suffering.

Thus Sagittarius, the good news is that for you too there is uninterrupted happiness. Your July is just what you need to enjoy summer. There is optimism to feel good, curiosity to go for a trip or read a nice book on the beach or in the mountains; there is good communication to spend nice evenings with friends or with the partner; there is energy, but without tension; and finally there are ideas and projects to start thinking about a new phase of life, to build something for the future that brings a positive evolution in all fields of life.

Enjoy your summer with this sequence:

Ardhachandra—āsana, half moon pose. // 1-2 min. per side.

Natarāja-āsana, king of the dancers pose, or dancing Śiva. King of the dancers is one of the names attributed to Śiva and is linked to the mythological image of Śiva dancing his anandatandava, or dance of bliss. //1 min. per side.

Concentration. Sit in a meditative pose. Relax all your muscles. Put a flower in front of you, true, if possible, otherwise an image. Begin to contemplate the color, the shape. Think of its consistency, observe its beauty. Think of the process by which it is born, how it is formed, how it blooms, how it is destined to wither and how intensely one can enjoy its beauty now. // 5 to 15 min.

TOTAL TIME: from 9 to 21 min.

MANTRA of the MONTH: «I enjoy grace».