Śraddha – faith

«Of the others (samadhi) is preceded by faith, energy, mindfulness, samadhi, and wisdom» (Yoga-sūtra, 1.20).

You have energy, Libras, at least at the beginning of the month. Perhaps you have even too much energy, while at the end of the month you risk feeling the opposite. You have to learn not go to extremes. You have mindfulness and wisdom too, but if you flatter yourself and think you can always go ahead easily in your projects, at the first difficulty you risk losing your confidence in everything. This is the point: faith.

At the end of the month there could be more difficulties than expected. You have to be patient, but consider that perhaps not everything is to be continued, just as everything is not to be abandoned. Evaluate calmly and objectively without losing confidence. Distrust leads you to somatize on the physical plane, thus risking to enter a vicious circle of physical and moral destruction. Consider that some fears, indecisions or some conflicts may have very deep roots, so try to make a wide-ranging consideration. It is a long period of trial and change, last December I already suggested you something about faith, albeit with different terms. I give you the same exercises though. 

Grow śraddha, faith and optimism, with this sequence:

Dhārmika-āsana, devotee pose. There is something bigger than you, which often decides for you. Think that it decides the best for you, for your evolution. // From 1 to 3 min.

Vriksha-āsana, tree pose. Stable on your legs, as you know it is you. Centered on yourself, but with the heart open to the other. It sinks well your roots and you can also face the storms. // 1 min per side.

Ujjāyī prānāyāma, breath that gives victory or victorious breath. Sitting in a comfortable meditative pose, breathe, listen to your slow and deep breath. Be patient and calm. Use this breath to clear and stabilize the mind. Repeat it during the day in any position you are. Try to exhale twice the time of inhaltion! // From 3 to 6 min.

TOTAL TIME: from 6 to 11 minutes.

MANTRA of the MONTH: «I trust».