Krīdā – pastime  

«In the course of my playful wanderings, I arrived in Śrī Mathurāpurī, where I heard the recitation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other devotional scriptures from the local brāhmaṇas» (Brihad-bhagavatamrita, 2.4.2).

In Dharmashastra, the religious law, krīdā are games and recreational activities. They were part of the Indian education system, which wanted to develop both the outer and inner dimensions of a person. Krīda (also written with a short a) generally indicates sport, pastimes, games, pleasure, fun.

For you Gemini, the year begins with a relaxation that will last until the end of the holidays and beyond: time to play, have fun, spend time in a pleasant way. The risk is perhaps that of getting too lazy and losing the line, but given the curiosity of Gemini, you’ll probably use this time available to read, study, learn something new and if you do it only for passion and pastime now, who knows maybe all this will come in handy in the future.


Kaki-mudrā, crow step

An exercise in dexterity, a small challenge that finds its usefulness, because it prepares the knees to the meditative position.  

Awareness exercise

Every moment is precious in life. Implement full awareness: as in a mindfulness exercise, bring full attention to what you do. For example, listen to the sound of water and how it impacts your skin when you wash your face in the morning, listen to the sound of the cup resting on the table. Choose at least one time in the day of awareness and full listening in this way.

Mantra of the month

«Om Jaya Jaya Shakti”

(“Om, the energy of victory”, a typical Tamil song, just remember these words but listen to them all here: ).