𝑴𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒌 - 𝑳𝒂 𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒀𝒐𝒈𝒂
The moon and its cycles have always been a source of fascination to my friends and me for as long as I can remember. Many women already understand that the moon's phases can profoundly affect our bodies and mind. The lunar cycle is 28 days, which coincides with our female menstrual cycle.
Truth, already known, the moon has been closely studied and observed for centuries and linked to everything from ocean tides to plant growth and human behaviour.
For many Yogis, the moon cycles can play an important role in determining the type of yoga and meditation practice for a particular time. Understanding moon cycles and their connection to our practice can help practitioners to tune in more deeply to their body, mind, and spirit and align their practice with the natural rhythms of the Universe.
According to yoga philosophy, the moon's energy is feminine, receptive, and nurturing, closely tied to our intuition and emotions.
The moon has a powerful effect on our emotions, so practicing moon salutations can help balance our emotional energy and bring a sense of calm and peace. Also known as Chandra Namaskar, moon salutations are a series of postures that help practitioners connect with the power and rhythm of the moon. The sequence is slow-paced, focusing on smooth and fluid movements that activate the energy centres, or chakras, within the body with the flow of our breath.
It's such a beautiful way to practice yoga, connect with the natural rhythms and cycles of the Universe, and tap into the moon's energy. It's also a powerful tool for self-reflection and transformation.
Chandra Namaskar is also beneficial for women who experience menstrual or hormonal imbalances, as it helps to balance the lunar and menstrual cycles, making it a beautiful and powerful way to bring balance and harmony into the body and mind.
Something to keep in mind is that during the New Moon phase, the energy is reflective, a good time to set intentions for new beginnings, and during the Full Moon, it's a time of abundance, creativity, and manifestation.
Whether you are a seasoned Yogi or new to the practice, incorporating moon salutations into your yoga routine can benefit your health and well-being.