Yoga for connecting with the Lunar Cycles
New Moon Yoga with a Sankulpa
Notes: Sankulpa is a resolve, also translated loosely to mean intention. You'll get the most from this practice if you have a clear sankulpa set before you practice. Take a moment to consider "what does my heart desire?" A sankulpa affirms that which you know to be true and by practicing with this statement in mind will further illuminate this truth in your life. For example, if you felt you desired to experience more love, instead of " I want to feel more love." you might say, "when I act with love I feel a great connection to source and all beings". If you're struggling to arrive at a sankulpa, no worries, this practice can take time, feel free to simply sit with the question, "what does my heart desire?" and stay open and non-judging.
Meditations for the New Moon
The darkness of the New Moon phase, invites us to dive within each month, reflect, connect and tune in to our inner wisdom. It's a time for sheding what we no longer need and setting intentions for what we want to invite in to our life. The two meditations below are created especially for you on the new moon.
New Moon Meditation for setting intentions and planting seeds. The new moon energy invites a new beginning, if you feel you've shed all that you need and are ready to plant those sweet seeds in the fertile earth of your being, this meditation is for you.
Dark Moon Meditation for Letting Go: In order to make space for the new, we need to shed the stuff that we no loner need. Clear out the detritus, sweep the path, create space and be open to all that's coming to you. Let go of old beliefs, thought forms and behaviours that are not needed anymore in order for you to thrive as you move into your NEW BEGINNING.
Yin Yoga for New Moon: Clearing the Weeds
Yin yoga postures are held for around, 3-5 minutes. It's a stillness practice, which is not to say, easy. It is quite deep and can be very strong. You'll need 3-4 blankets as props for this one. (** Note: this practice is not advisable if you have strong lower back pain/ lumbar disc issues, or pelvic pain)
By staying in postures for a longer time enables us to move past the muscles and begin to stimulate the fascia and meridian lines to release tension and blockages. When we practice the yoga with non-judging awareness, the nervous system is able to naturally find balance, the body opens and we become more receptive to insight.
This recording is sans savasana (it got chopped off) but you can still practice 10minutes of rest at the end. As it stands this is a 30 minute class with the main physical focus being on the hips. The guided practice, begins with body based instruction while softening in to the postures, accommodating change as it arises. Then we move in to a contemplation on letting go, removing the WEEDS from the garden of the body-mind, so the seeds you planted on the New Moon can BLOSSOM and BEAR FRUIT.
YIN YOGA FOR LETTING GO
A mindful exploration through Yin Yoga for letting go, releasing and softening. Enjoy!
Women's Full Moon Yoga Flow
A flowing yoga practice for honouring and moving your body during full moon, connecting to the divine rhythm of nature around you and within you. This flowing sequence takes inspiration from Chandra Namaskar / Moon Salutations and Shiva Rae's Prana Flow Moon Mandala Flow
Moon Magick Playlist
A dreamy world music playlist to dance, bask and make magic in silvery moon beams.