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!
2021 Moon Days October: 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
2022 Moon Days January: Monday 3rd - new moon ) Tuesday 18th - full moon O February: Tuesday 1st - new moon ) Thursday 17th - full moon O March: Thursday 3rd - new moon ) Friday 18th - full moon O April: Friday 1st - new moon ) Sunday 17th - full moon O May: Sunday 1st - new moon ) Monday 16th - full moon O Monday 30th - new moon ) June: Tuesday 14th - full moon O Wednesday 29th - new moon ) July: Thursday 14th - full moon O Friday 29th - new moon ) August: Friday 12th - full moon O Saturday 27th - new moon ) September: Saturday 10th - full moon O Monday 26th - new moon ) October: Monday 10th - full moon O Tuesday 25th - new moon ) November: Tuesday 8th - full moon O Thursday 24th - new moon ) December: Thursday 8th - full moon O Friday 23rd - new moon )
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