Aries

Nirodha – suspension «Yoga is the suspension of modifications of the mind» (Yoga-sūtra, 1.2). The second episode of my new podcast “Yoga-sutras explained step by step” came out a few …

Cancer

Krīdā – pastime «In the course of my playful wandering, I arrived at Śrī Mathurāpurī, where I heard the recitation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other devotional scriptures of the local brāhmaṇas» …

Leo

Upeksha – indifference «Clarification of the mind [results] from the cultivation of friendliness, compassion, happiness, and equanimity in conditions of pleasure, dissatisfaction, merit, and absence of merit, respectively» (Yoga-Sūtra, I.33). …

Virgo

Anusandhāna – planning «Knowledge, Volition, Decision, Application and Self-Assertion are the functions of the inner senses, which are variants of Ākāśa.» (Triśikhibrāhma upanishad, 1.6). According to some interpretations, anushandhana is …

Libra

Kālachakra – wheel of time  «O Knower of every thing! Thus, without Jñāna (knowledge, wisdom) Mukti never comes to men, wandering in this wheel of Time (Kālacakra) composed of the …

Aquarius

Āshu – quickly «When that self-controlled person reaches the stage of joy, all his miseries are dissipated and his intelligence soon becomes completely fixed on reaching the desired goal» (Bhagavad-gītā, …