As promised in our first post, we’ll highlight the writings and goings-on of the five teachers who will lead the Confluence.
Tim Miller posted his weekly “Tuesdays with Timji” piece a short time ago, and this week’s is a good primer on what Tuesday is all about and what the Ashtanga practice means, too:
Regarding Tuesdays, Guruji used to say, “Tuesday is a bad day.” When I asked him why he replied, “Some fighting.” In Vedic astrology, Tuesday is associated with the planet Mars. Of the planets, Mars is known as the “lesser malefic”—Saturn being the “greater malefic.” In Roman mythology Mars is the God of War–one of its primary associations has been with conflict, and accidents as well. Guruji would never shave on Tuesday because of this association of Mars with accidents, particularly accidents involving the head, since Mars rules the sign Aries, which is linked to the head. In Mysore, Guruji never gave anyone a new pose on a Tuesday, because of this potential for accidents.
I tend to think of Tim as as much Vedic astrologer as Yogi, if one can unwind those two. Check out his thoughts if you haven’t already or don’t normally.
He gives a little shout-out to Hanuman, too.