Prāpti – attainment

«Through the perfection of prāpti one acquires whatever one desires, and through prākāmya-siddhi one experiences any enjoyable object, either in this world or the next.» (Śrīmad-bhāgavatam, 11.15.4-5).

Prāpti is a siddhi, which is one of the supernatural powers of advanced yogis. It is the faculty of obtaining all that is desired, in fact the term prāpti translates as “achievement”. This power is achieved with the samyama, the meditative process, applied to the five forms of the elements so as to know the object deeply and obtain complete dominion.

You’ve been wondering for a long time who you are and who you want to be. Perhaps after so many months of reflection, you have finally taken a direction. Thus you arrive at the end of the year more convinced, Libra, and with a defined plan of action for the year to come. Some doubts will remain, but you realize that the doubts do not come from within you, but from what others may think. Do not waste your time with the opinions of others, just listen to good advice and go: you are ready for action!


Chaturanga danda-āsana, four limbed staff pose

Strong arms make you feel the determination to get what you want. Try it at least three times a week for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Awareness exercise

Whenever you find yourself evaluating what others may think, mentally recite the mantra below.

Mantra of the month

«Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha»

(a hymn to Ganesha, protector of new businesses. Listen to it here).