Happy Birthday Aquarium!

«When the mind is satisfied and left in that state, the nature of the supreme ecstasy manifests itself» (Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra, 74, Dhāranā on the satisfaction of the mind).

And you should be satisfied, Aquarius, of how things are, at least at the beginning of the month. You have a very quiet astrological situation. The Sun is paying homage to your birthday and Mercury leaves you open to communication, new ideas, meetings and proposals. For the rest, no planet, really no one, which comes to bother you, if not towards the end of the month when Mars is squaring and making you a little more nervous and irascible.

Then try to remember this sentence Bhairava Tantra, one of the oldest and richest collections of meditation practices in the yoga tradition. The famous teacher Osho advised to deepen a technique of this text, which according to him dates back to five thousand years ago, and make it a life instrument. This tool should become spontaneous as breathing, something that create an “intimate space for the flowering of bliss”.

If at the beginning of the month you are so calm, Aquarius, make deeply yours this peace of mind, keep it inside, let the mind remain in that state of satisfaction even when the “external satisfactions” are less.

Amplify the result with a few minutes of exercises:

Jātharaparivartana-āsana, abdominal rotation. Relax in this pose, let your whole body collapse onto the ground and enjoy the pleasant massage of the abdomen given by your breath // 2-3 min. on the side.

Ardhaśalabha-āsana,  half locust pose. The anti-stress pose par excellence. // 1 min. on the side.

Parvata-āsana, sacred mountain pose. The pelvis is stable and well rooted on the ground. The arms soar upwards, straightening the torso and the head and giving a sense of pride, solidity and … satisfaction! // 1-2 min.

TOTAL TIME: from 7 to 10 minutes.

MANTRA of the MONTH: «What I do is enough». 

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