Prakriti – nature
«Even a man of knowledge acts according to his own nature, for everyone follows the nature he has acquired from the three modes. What can repression accomplish?» (Bhagavad-gītā, III.33).
Prakriti is matter, but in many contexts it is a term used to indicate the character of an individual or substance. In Ayurveda it is synonymous with the constitution of an individual. Knowing your constitution and nature is a great advantage in understanding how to move around the world. It is useful to understand the variations of your nature too.
This is not a month dedicated to productivity, Cancer, but rather to rest and the need to regenerate, perhaps indulging in some vice or pleasure. The ideal is that you can be on vacation all month. If you can’t, I hope at least that you can take a fortnight, maybe after mid-August.
Cancer in itself is a dreamer, but the moon of August 15th will immerse you even more in dreams. Okay, if you don’t have to fight right now for your position in the world and your evolution. Let’s say this fight wouldn’t work properly now!
Jathara parivartana-āsana, position that rotates the abdomen
A demonstration that even something relaxing can be useful (for the back and digestion in this case).
Every day consider an action you take. Take a different action every day. Stop for a moment and observe the way you perform that action, if it has always been the same, if it has changed over time, what it implies in your reasoning and in your emotions.
Mantra of the month
«I observe my nature».