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!
2023 Moon Days January: Saturday 7th - full moon O Sunday 22nd - new moon ) February: Monday 6th - full moon O Monday 20th - new moon ) March: Tuesday 7th - full moon O Wednesday 22nd - new moon ) April: Thursday 6th - full moon O Thursday 20th - new moon ) May: Saturday 6th - full moon O Saturday 20th - new moon ) June: Sunday 4th - full moon O Sunday 18th - new moon ) July: Monday 3rd - full moon O Tuesday 18th - new moon ) August: Wednesday 2nd - full moon O Wednesday 16th - new moon ) Thursday 31st - full moon O September: Friday 15th - new moon ) Friday 29th - full moon O October: Sunday 15th - new moon ) Sunday 29th - full moon O November: Monday 13th - new moon ) Monday 27th - full moon O December: Wednesday 13th - new moon ) Wednesday 27th - 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. Connect with the cycle of nature. Again, best to rest.
'When the heart controls the mind, the body is light' - Sri K Pattabhi Jois