I love all things moon. When she’s full, I’m in awe.
I’m drawn to the soothing, softening qualities of the moon and all she offers energetically. I love the way she affects us in ways we are only faintly aware of.
As a student and teacher of yoga, I understand the concept of harmony and balance in opposites (Yin/Yang). The feminine needs the masculine for a landscape of equilibrium, just as the moon would not be seen without the light of the sun. The primary principle of life is to flow, while accepting these opposites.
Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, is the practice of observing nature’s rhythms and aligning ourselves with them. When we listen to these rhythms, they inform us when to be active and when to rest, and in this way we remain vital.
Our ancestors based many religions around the lunar calendar as they knew the potential of connecting with the moon. Likewise, any keen gardener will advise planting at the new moon (when the rooting force is strongest), and transplanting at the full moon (when the flowering force is strongest).
Our bodies are made mostly of water and just as the moon influences the tides, it influences what happens in our bodies. By aligning ourselves with the moon we can learn to work with, rather than against nature. The first step is noticing how you feel during each moon phase – the new moon, the full moon, the days leading up to and away from, each.
The moon relates to the yin or feminine aspects of ourselves; coolness, contraction, introversion, receptivity, intuition, feeling, emotions, creativity and sensitivity. For those who follow a yoga path the moon relates to the left nostril and left side of body, right brain, and also the ida nadi (sun and moon in equal parts is associated with the sushumna nadi).
What people say
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