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full moon yoga - Connect to your most authentic self



The full moon in the desert in the evening sky.

The full moon has long captivated humanity with its mesmerizing beauty and mystical allure. In many cultures and spiritual traditions, the full moon is revered as a time of heightened energy, emotional intensity, and spiritual significance. One powerful way to connect with the energy of the full moon is through the practice of yoga. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of practicing yoga during the full moon phase, how to prepare for a full moon yoga practice, and why it's so important to honor the cycles of the moon in our yoga journey.


Why Practice Yoga Around the Full Moon


a full orange harvest moon in the night sky

Practicing yoga around the full moon offers us a unique opportunity to tap into the powerful energies of the cosmos, deepen our connection with ourselves and the world around us, and cultivate a sense of inner peace and balance. By honoring the natural rhythms of the moon, we can align with the cycles of nature and experience profound transformation and growth on our yoga journey.


Benefits of Yoga During the Full Moon Phase


all the phases of the moon in the sky

The full moon is a potent time to deepen our yoga practice and tap into the energies of the cosmos. Here are some of the benefits of practicing yoga during the full moon phase:

  1. Heightened Energy Levels: During the full moon, the Earth is bathed in the luminous light of the moon, which can amplify our energy levels and emotions. Practicing yoga during this time allows us to harness this heightened energy to deepen our practice and connect more deeply with ourselves.

  2. Release and Letting Go: The full moon is often associated with releasing what no longer serves us and letting go of negative emotions, thoughts, and patterns. Yoga offers us a powerful tool to release tension, stress, and stagnant energy from our bodies and minds, allowing us to cultivate a sense of lightness and freedom.

  3. Emotional Healing: The full moon is a potent time for emotional healing and introspection. Through mindful movement, breathwork, and meditation, we can explore our inner landscape, acknowledge our emotions, and cultivate compassion and acceptance towards ourselves and others.

  4. Connection with Nature: Yoga is deeply rooted in the rhythms of nature, and practicing during the full moon phase allows us to align with the cycles of the Earth and the cosmos. By honoring the natural rhythms of the moon, we can deepen our connection with the world around us and tap into a sense of harmony and balance.

How to Prepare for a Full Moon Yoga Practice


sacred space for practicing full moon yoga with candles

Preparing for a full moon yoga practice involves setting intentions, creating sacred space, choosing appropriate poses, and practicing mindfulness. Here's a step-by-step guide to preparing for your practice:

  1. Set Intentions: Begin by setting intentions for your practice, reflecting on what you'd like to cultivate or release during the full moon phase. Write down your intentions or mantras to focus your energy and attention during your practice.

  2. Create Sacred Space: Prepare a sacred space for your yoga practice, free from distractions and clutter. Light candles, burn incense, or use essential oils to create a soothing atmosphere that supports introspection and relaxation.

  3. Choose Appropriate Poses: Select yoga poses that encourage grounding, stability, and introspection, such as gentle forward folds, hip openers, and restorative poses. Focus on slow, mindful movement and deep breathing to cultivate a sense of presence and awareness.

  4. Practice Mindfulness: Approach your practice with an open heart and a curious mind. Be gentle and compassionate with yourself, allowing whatever arises during your practice to be acknowledged and accepted without judgment.


Conclusion

As we gaze up at the luminous orb of the full moon, let us remember the profound wisdom and guidance it offers us on our yoga journey. By practicing yoga during the full moon phase, we can harness its potent energies, release what no longer serves us, and cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves and the universe. May our practice be a reflection of the ever-changing cycles of nature and a source of strength, peace, and inspiration in our lives.


In the light of the full moon, let us find our inner light and shine brightly for all to see. We hope you'll join us this Friday, February 23rd for our Full Moon Circle! If this is your first class, you can join for free. Contact Maddie at yoga@earthbreathyoga.com.

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