moon days

and rest days

moon days

and rest days

OBSERVING MOON DAYS

Both full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. It is important and necessary to take rest from asana practice on new and full moon days. The sun and the moon both exert a gravitational pull. These pulls affect both mind and body. It can make us feel light and airy (energetic but ungrounded) or heavy and stiff (grounded but lethargic). This impacts the physical practice of yoga. ( for more information, visit ashtangayogacenter.com )

LADIES HOLIDAY

Rest From Practice During Menstruation

One reason to take rest during the menstrual period is that the natural downward and eliminating flow during this time may be counteracted by inversions, such as shoulder stand and headstand. Further, that excessive activity can lead to an irregular menstrual cycle. Menstruation may therefore serve as a convenient time to rest as the body begins the next cycle. If a woman decides to observe ladies’ holiday, she is still very much practicing yoga during this time, as yoga is far more than just asana.

2017

January
Thursday 12th – full | Friday 27th – new

February
Friday 10th – full | Sunday 26th – new

March
Sunday 12th – full| Monday 27th – new

April
Tuesday 11th – full | Wednesday 26th – new

May
Wednesday 10th – full | Thursday 25th – new

June
Friday 9th – full | Friday 23rd – new

July
Sunday 9th – full | Sunday 23rd – new

August
Monday 7th – full | Monday 21st – new

September
Wednesday 6th – full | Thursday 21st – new

October
Thursday 5th – full | Thursday 19th – new

November
Saturday 4th – full | Saturday 18th – new

December
Sunday 3rd – full | Monday 18th – new

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