Moon Days We rest on moon days. There will be no class on these 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!
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2019 Moon Days January: Sunday 6th - new moon ) Monday 21st - full moon O February: Tuesday 5th - new moon ) Wednesday 20th - full moon O March: Thursday 7th - new moon ) Thursday 21st - full moon O April: Friday 5th - new moon ) Friday 19th - full moon O May: Sunday 5th - new moon ) Sunday 19th - full moon O June: Monday 3rd - new moon ) Monday 17th - full moon O July: Wednesday 3rd - new moon ) Wednesday 17th - full moon O August: Friday 30th - new moon ) September: Saturday 14th - full moon O Sunday 29th - new moon ) October: Monday 14th - full moon O Monday 28th - new moon ) November: Wednesday 13th - full moon O Wednesday 27h - new moon ) December: Thursday 12th - full moon O Thursday 26th - 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. And as one of my teachers, Karyn Grenfell bluntly explained of which resonates to this day “You don’t f**k with the flow.” Enough said.
'When the heart controls the mind, the body is light' - Sri K Pattabhi Jois