MANY ASPECTS OF OUR JOURNEY, LIFE, CANNOT BE EXPLAINED THROUGH LOGIC OR REASONING. THE REASONING PART OF THE MIND DOESN'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO UNDERSTAND THE WHYS AND HOWS OF BEING AND NONBEING. DON'T LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MIND. DON'T LOSE YOURSELF IN FEAR. BE.
Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar), a Yin practice, are the sister sequence - a counter balance - to the Yang practice of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). The effect the poses have on the body/mind is of a cooling nature.
Once you are familiar with the movements of the Moon Salutation, you can experiment with practicing it at different times to quiet and center yourself, or even as a way of celebrating the new or full moon.
Ruler of water and emotion, the moon is associated with the cooling ida nadi (energy channel) and shakti (feminine) energy. The new moon is a time of pure potential, receptivity to possibility, and the beginning of purpose and intentionality. A calm mind and body are ideal for receiving its open positive energy and preparing you for the full waxing cycle (increasing in light), towards the full moon fruition.
A new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
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