Vāsanā – mental imprints
«Abandonment of all latent tendencies is said to be the best (i.e. real) liberation by the wise; that is also the faultless method (of attaining liberation)» (Yoga-vāsistha-sāra,, III.23).
Vāsanās are imprints rooted in the depths of every human being, that determine the current course of life. They are latent tendencies and constitute the basis of karma, actions that you accomplished or you will accomplish, linking yourself to a system of cause and effect beyond your control. In order to work on karma you must enter into the depths of yourself, recognize these vāsanā, understand their origin and their functioning and in doing so free yourself from their grip.
You feel cramped in a situation that isn’t quite what you hoped for, Virgo. The good news is that there is still time for your evolution and that certain clashes perhaps originate more from an attitude that you carry from the past than from the current situation or from the behavior of others. Work on your inner knots and open the door to some compromise at least until you feel truly at peace with yourself.
Ardha matsyendra-āsana, partial Matsyendra pose
On the surface it seems like a blocking and tightening position, but in reality it gives confidence, security and openness to others.
At least a couple of times a week, stop for five minutes in a meditative position and think about what you would like for your life. Then think about how you could change your attitude to get closer to what you want.
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