Day 7️⃣ of 🕉 #AsanaMyths 📖 is #Hanumanasana #MonkeyPose.
“One morning Anjaneya woke up and saw what he thought was a giant mango floating in the sky. Since mangoes were his favorite treat, he immediately leapt up into the sky and rushed towards the fruit, not realizing it was actually the sun. When the sun god Surya saw this little [half mortal, half divine] troublemaker racing to take a big bite out of him, he threw a lightning bolt, which hit the boy in the jaw, killing him instantly and sending him tumbling to the ground.
When Vayu learned what Surya had done, his great fury made him take a deep breath. It was so deep that he sucked up all the air from the earth, and all the beings began to suffocate. The gods called an emergency meeting to try and placate both Vayu and Surya and restore order. Vayu refused to exhale until he got his son, Anjaneya, back. But Surya didn’t want this potentially dangerous child running around unrestrained.
Finally, an agreement was reached. Anjaneya would be renamed Hanuman, which referred to the broken jaw he received from the lightning bolt (hanuh means “jaw” in Sanskrit). He would be revived, but cursed with short-term memory so that would never recall his godliness long enough to cause any real harm.”...
“And finally, he would be removed from his mother’s care so that he could start a new life. The trusted monkey king, Sugriva, agreed to take Hanuman under his wing, and the little boy took the shape of a monkey to better match his new family.”