Moon Days Rest is recommended on moon days. Full moon and new moon. This is due to creating a balance of energy and the connection to nature the practice of astanga yoga creates within oneself. On full moon our energy is at its fullest. The moon is bright, our minds and bodies are bright. Practice during this time can cause injury due to the vigor that may occur during practice. Best to rest. In India it is recommended not to be exposed to the power of the moons energy during this time. Observe and appreciate then take time to rest and store the energy built within. New moon our energy is low. Taking rest allows us to slow down with the cycle of the moon. Again, best to rest!
2020 Moon Days October: Friday 2nd - full moon O Saturday 17th - new moon ) November: Sunday 1st - full moon O Sunday 15th - new moon ) Monday 30th - full moon O December: Tuesday 15th - new moon ) Wednesday 30th - full moon O
2021 Moon Days January: Wednesday 13th - new moon ) Friday 29th - full moon O February: Friday 12th - new moon ) Saturday 27th - full moon O March: Saturday 13th - new moon ) Monday 29th - full moon O April: Monday 12th - new moon ) Tuesday 27th - full moon O May: Wednesday 12th - new moon ) Wednesday 26th - full moon O June: Thursday 10th - new moon ) Friday 25th - full moon O July: Saturday 10th - new moon ) Saturday 24th - full moon O August: Sunday 8th - new moon ) Sunday 22nd - full moon O September: Tuesday 7th - new moon ) Tuesday 21st - full moon O October: Wednesday 6th - new moon ) Thursday 21st - full moon O November: Friday 5th - new moon ) Friday 19th - full moon O December: Saturday 4th - new moon ) Sunday 19th - full moon O
Ladies Holiday The first 2-3 days of ladies holiday or menstruation, ladies are to rest. The simplest explanation is that the energy is flowing down and out, we are working to lift the energy upwards. Again, best to rest. Connect with the cycle of nature.
'When the heart controls the mind, the body is light' - Sri K Pattabhi Jois