Paripakva – ripe

«O Brahman! Corporeal beings are known to be of two kinds: the unripe ones (with a foul interior, because of the spurious nature of their Gnosis) and the ripe ones (the real men of Gnosisi ripened by Yoga)» (Yoga-śikhopanishad, I.25). 

There are mature men, pakvas and immature men, apakva. The former are helped by the constant practice of yoga that brings them knowledge, in the deepest and most existential sense of the term. They are happy and free from suffering.

Getting to this state of maturity presupposes a long journey of reflection, awareness, experience and the ability to learn from mistakes. The immature men are often recognized by their lack of inner firmness, which make them build a fake façade. As they and therefore unaware of their behavior. 

Happy birthday Libra. The birthday is a new beginning and often presents opportunities to restart that you need to know how to seize. You can succeed as long as you do not let yourself be influenced by past experiences and the fears they have generated, with the risk of unnecessary conflicts. If you understand that you have matured, that you have grown, then this period can become a moment of strong momentum to establish what you will be in the new version of you.


Vrisha-āsana, bull pose

A sitting bull gives the idea of a tame bull, which has appeased impulsiveness. Practice this pose every day for one minute on each side.

Awareness exercise

Watch for any fear that arises. Think about its origin, think about how you were when this fear was born, then think about how you are now.

Mantra of the month

«I am born at a new age»