WHAT IS THE MEANING OF DAKSHINAYAN & UTTARAYAN ?
1-The Sun’s run in relation to planet Earth will shift from the southern run to the northern run – from Dakshinayana to Uttarayan. It is not that the sun is moving anywhere.
2-What is happening in terms of celestial arrangement is that on the winter solstice on December 21, the sun was over the Tropic of Capricorn. From that day, if you watch the sunrise and the movement of the sun, slowly, every day it will shift to the north.
3-People who have been spiritually aware have always identified this transition as a possibility for human consciousness to blossom.
4-Particularly, the first half of Uttarayan until the equinox in March is a period where the maximum amount of grace is available.
5-The human system is more receptive to grace at that time During the southern run, what is below the anahata can be purified very easily. During the northern run, what is above the anahata can be worked much more easily. That is why in terms of sadhana, Dakshinayana is for purification.
6-Uttarayan is for enlightenment. This is the period of receptivity, of grace and enlightenment, of attainment of the ultimate. This is the time to harvest, and it is also the reason agricultural harvests begin during this period.
7-The human body, if brought to a certain level of intensity and sensitivity, is a cosmos by itself. Everything that happens in the external sphere, in a subtle way, manifests in the body. It is happening to everyone, it is just that most people do not notice this.
8-But a more organized and purposeful rearrangement of the human mechanism could be done if one becomes conscious of the external movement and aligns that with the movement that is happening within the human system.
9-If you want this body of flesh and bone to imbibe the nature of the cosmic body, understanding and being in tune with this movement of Uttarayan and Dakshinayana is very essential.