Antarāya – obstacles
«Illness, apathy, doubt, neglect, indolence, worldly inclinations, delusion, non-attainment of a stage, instability, these (nine elements) determine the distraction of the mind and constitute the obstacles» (Yoga-sūtra, 1.30).
Obstacles or impediments are elements in the Yoga-sutras that stand between the practitioner and his intention. These elements all originate from within themselves, but for this very reason they have great strength and constitute a threat that can blow up the intention and therefore block the path.
This July looks very good for you, Scorpio. Everything seems to be going well and the only obstacles could come from within you: laziness, indolence and anger if things don’t go exactly as you want. In short, things never go perfectly as you want and sometimes even for beautiful things you have to work hard. Look at the glass half full, Scorpio, because you have a lot to enjoy.
Virabhadra-āsana III, Virabhadra pose, third variant
To maintain concentration and determination.
Reread the verse quoted every evening and think about whether you were even touched by one of these obstacles during the day. If so, can you grasp its origin?
Mantra of the month
«Om Gam Ganapataye Namah»
The Ganesha Manta. It is said to be the quintessential mantra for removing obstacles. Hear it here.