As we know, the moon rules the tides. As human beings are comprised of about 70% water, we are also affected by the phases of the moon.
During a full moon we tend to feel more energetic, emotional, and are more headstrong. A new moon will make us more reflective, inwardly drawn, calm, and grounded. Through a regular Yoga practice we become more sensitive to the cycles of the moon and as such it forms part of the teachings of Yoga.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a tool for transformation and it is encouraged to consider the moon cycle as a time to study ancient texts, such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali or a time for chanting and meditation, but not for strenuous asana (posture) practice.
Ashtanga Mysore and Led classes will not run on days of the new and full moon, the studio will be closed on these mornings. Students who observe a daily (6 day per week) practice are encouraged to take a day of rest. Students who practice less than 6 days per week are encouraged to attend on an alternate day to maintain regularity of their practice.
The moon days chosen below are those that fall closest to the actual Australian full or new moon.
2019 Moon Days
|Dec||Thur 12; Thur 26,|
2020 Moon Days
|Month||Full Moon||New Moon|
|January||Saturday 11th||Saturday 25th|
|February||Sunday 9th||Monday 24th|
|March||Tuesday 10th||Tuesday 24th|
|April||Wednesday 8th||Thursday 23rd|
|May||Thursday 7th||Saturday 23rd|
|June||Saturday 6th||Sunday 21st|
|July||Sunday 5th||Tuesday 21st|
|August||Tuesday 4th||Wednesday 19th|
|September||Wednesday 2nd||Thursday 17th|
|October||Friday 2nd||Saturday 17th|
|November||Sunday 1st||Sunday 15th|
|December||Wednesday 30th||Tuesday 15th|