Supermoon – Wednesday 8 April 2020, 2.35pm Auckland time.
Sun Salutations are said to be a yang practice, related to activity, heat and light, whilst Moon Salutations are associated with a yin practice – receptive, meditative and cooling.
In honour of the Supermoon today, we practice the moon salutation sequence to recognize and respect the lunar or cooling side of our being or what’s thought of as the feminine, mother-like, divine woman side. This practice honors the moon, tunes into Mother Nature, encourages inward reflection, while energizing the divine woman from within.
Moon salutations are generally practiced during new or full moon or doing women’s menstrual cycle. They are also nice to do in the evening as the meditative, calming quality of the poses helps to form a stronger connection to the breath, preparing the body and the mind for a restful night’s sleep.
In this video Joleen shows the moon salutations done on the left side (left side first to honour our feminine qualities). Repeat the same flow on the right after you finished the left.
The Moon Salutation flow chart can be found below.