Moon Days 2019

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NEW Jan 5 / FULL Jan 21

NEW Feb 4 / FULL Feb 19

NEW Mar 6 / FULL Mar 20

NEW Apr 5 / FULL Apr 19

NEW May 4 / FULL May 18

NEW Jun 3 / FULL Jun 17

NEW Jul 2 / FULL Jul 16

NEW Jul 31 / FULL Aug 15

NEW Aug 30 / FULL Sep 14

NEW Sep 28 / FULL Oct 13

NEW Oct 27 / FULL Nov 12

NEW Nov 26 / FULL Dec 12

NEW Dec 26

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga over time makes us more attuned to these natural cycles and observing moon days as rest days from our asana practice is one way to recognize and honour the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it.

Being comprised of about 70% water humans are strongly influenced by the rhythms of nature and cycles of the moon. At first this might sound a bit far fetched but when we pause to notice the influence this cycle has on our system, energy, mood, etc, we can begin to notice the correlation.

The full moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation, when the force of prana is the greatest. On a physical level we might feel more energetic and emotionally feel a bit off balance or ungrounded. 

The new moon energy corresponds with the end of exhalation when the apana force is dominant. This is a contracting, downward force and we might feel heavy or tired.