Prayatna-shaithilya – without effort

«From relaxation of effort and endless unity»  (Yoga-sūtra, 2.47). 

This verse is part of the definition of āsana, which is found in Yoga-sutras. Prayatna is “effort”, while śaithilya means “relaxation”, “looseness”, or more generally “loosen”, relax in respect to a rule, to a forcing.

Hope you relaxed in August, Scorpio. If so, in September you will still experience some income from this relaxation, otherwise you will have a great desire to take the time to give up. In any case, it will be a month without big sprints or big feats. Perhaps laziness and the desire to enjoy food, people, in short to pamper yourself will prevail.


Makara-āsana, crocodile pose

It is a pose of relaxation, yet it is not completely abandoned. You can look forward, you can enjoy the show. Practice it every day for at least a couple of minutes.

Awareness exercise

Do you happen to want to take control of the situation? Leave it alone for once, relax a moment and watch what happens without your intervention. It obviously doesn’t mean that you don’t have to act if you’re asked to or that you don’t have to do your duty, but just that you’re not the savior of the world and that perhaps things are resolved even with a more relaxed attitude.

Mantra of the month