«Wherever the mind moves, whether outwards or inwards, there the all pervasive state of Śiva will go» (Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra, 116, Dhāranā on omnipresent reality).
Last month Sun and Mercury square has gone and perhaps Sagittarius finds a bit of respite from the crisis, even if the aftermath remains. Neptune square is felt with its air of confusion and uncertainty, but it is such a slow planet that it involves only a few days of the sign at a time. Take advantage of this moment of planets’ deadlock, Sagittarius, to put the pieces back together and regain some peace.
Śiva is the destroyer, he enjoys dancing on the ruins of the world. Kālī, his female counterpart is of an inadmissible ferocity for our concept of woman, especially goddess. Yet in their apparent ferocity and indifference lies a profound concept of love. Life is movement. For love to be born and reborn what no longer works, what hinders the new must die. Sometimes it is necessary that this obstacle be removed with determination, strength, courage and ferocity, because it is the only way to eradicate attachment, which, for a sense of security of the known, keep us bound to the old or the painful.
Experience the uncertainty of the moment, Sagittarius, as a chance to get to know you more deeply and bring out new aspects of yourself. This short sequence can help you:
Natarāja-āsana, king of the dancers pose, or dancing Śiva. King of the dancers is one of the names attributed to Śiva and is linked to the mythological image of Śiva dancing his anandatandava, or dance of bliss. The dance symbolizes the cycles of creation and destruction. Everything dies and regenerates, we need to know how to let go to open up to the new. //1 min. per side.
Parvata-āsana, sacred mountain pose. Parvati is the name of one of the forms of Śiva’s spouse too. It is a proud and dignified position, open to the world. // 1-2 min.
Visualization. Sit down in a meditative posture. Take your time to relax all your muscles. Imagine a mountain with a lawn. Visualize a waterfall and a stream of clear, transparent, shallow water. Go near the waterfall, look at it, listen to the noise, the aromas around; immerse yourself into the water: in the waterfall or in the stream that flows a little further below. Think about the things that bother you, physical and mental problems, think that this flowing water takes away anything that bothers you. Let yourself be cleansed by this limpid mountain water. Then exit the waterfall or stream, observe the sensations after washing.
TOTAL TIME: from 8 to 14 minutes.
MANTRA of the MONTH: «I regenerate».
ATTENTION: each technique may have contraindications. Take proper information before practising. Ask your teacher for the correct execution. The recommended times are provided only as a guide, always adjust the practice to your own times and limits. Never force, positions must be comfortable and stable! For any doubt leave a comment below!