"Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah"
(the restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga)
--from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
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(July 2, 2023)
Aloha, my yoga mates. How are you?
July’s full moon is tomorrow, Monday, July 3, and can be seen from the globe, although there are time differences according to each time zone. And it is a supermoon, the closest full moon to the Earth.
In the U.S., tomorrow’s full moon is “buck moon,” named by Native Americans because it is the time of year when the antlers of deer grow back.
In Europe, it is called “hay moon” because it is the haymaking time for farmers, or “rose moon” because the moon appears reddish when it is low from the horizon in some regions.
Among Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains in India, it is called the “Guru Full Moon” (Guru Purnima in Sanskrit) and is regarded as a particular moon when people should clear their minds and honor their guru.
A guru is a teacher or mentor in Sanskrit, but not limited to a religious leader or a schoolteacher, but anyone who can be someone’s guru. Some may say that one of their family members is their Gurus, and others may say an animal is their Guru.
My guru would be Nature, and my lifetime mentor, who passed on, had taught me to follow the natural order of things. Who (or what) is your Guru?
It is said that tomorrow’s moon is the first of four consecutive supermoons in 2023. A supermoon is either a new moon or a full moon that occurs when the Moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to the Earth.
When Moon is closest to Earth, I sometimes feel unsettled for some reason, or maybe because of the moon’s intense energy. At such a time, I try to sit more often than usual, look into my mind, and meditate.
I know many of you are busy every day. But will you join me this week to squeeze in the time to sit quietly?
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