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 March: Tuesday 10th - full moon O Tuesday 24th - new moon ) April: Wednesday 8th - full moon O Thursday 23rd - new moon ) May: Thursday 7th - full moon O Saturday 23rd - new moon ) June: Saturday 6th - full moon O Sunday 21st - new moon ) July: Sunday 6th - full moon O Tuesday 21st - new moon ) August: Tuesday 4th - full moon O Wednesday 19th - new moon ) September: Wednesday 2nd - full moon O Thursday 17th - new moon ) 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
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