Anusandhāna – planning

«Knowledge, Volition, Decision, Application and Self-Assertion are the functions of the inner senses, which are variants of Ākāśa» (Triśikhibrāhma upanishad, 1.6).

According to some interpretations, anushandhana is a function of the citta, the mind. In particular, anusandhana is the ability of the citta to carry out what the buddhi, the intellect, the reasoning part, has decided. The interesting aspect of the verse is that the ākāśa, the intangible space, is what to meditate on to obtain determination, assertion and self-esteem.

Now, imagine time as a dimension and transport that space on a temporal plane. You can take time, space, to plan your action strategy. It is the ideal time to plan what you want for your upcoming birthday, because you are able to organize yourself in the right way. You have clear enough ideas and peace of mind to be able to grasp the best of the situation and plan taking into account all aspects: physical limits and potential, material and spiritual desires. Think: what would you like to do in a month?


Supta vira-āsana, reclined hero

The warrior can rest, relax the body in a pose that is beneficial for the organs, so as to be able to act in full form as soon as the time comes.

Awareness exercise

Think about your desires and divide them into small constituent parts. Everything can be reduced to something smaller. Find the first part of each. Here is a good starting point for your month.

Mantra of the month