We follow the Swedish moon calendar.
We have chosen to have classes these days but recommend that you
try to be concious of the moon and that you practice calmly if you
choose to practice on moon days.
For those of you who regularly practices 5-6 days a week it
might be nice to let your body get rest during the full moon and
Like anything in nature that contains a lot of water (the human
body consists of approximately 70% water) we are affected by the
phases of the moon. Lunar phases are determined by its position
relative to the sun.
The full moon occurs when the sun and moon are in opposition and
the new moon when they are in conjunction. The sun and the moon
affects the Earth's gravity.
The relationship between the sun, moon and earth and its position
also affects our energy and can be compared with our breathing
Full Moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the
Prana (life force) is strongest.
This is an expansive, upward force that can make us feel energetic
and excited - but not so grounded.
The energy of new moon corresponds to the end of exhalation, when
the force of Apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward
force that can make us feel calm and founded but also heavy and
with a sense of resistance in the physical body.
Photo: Joaquim Homrighausen
When practicing yoga över time, one becomes more sensitive to
your body's natural signals, and cycles. To observe the full moon
and new moon are a way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature
so that we can better live in greater harmony with it.
The following dates are full moon
The following dates are black moon in 2014:
on April 29