Length: 90 minutes
Focus: Grounded practise for moon days
Props: Block & belt
Date Recorded: 10/04/2021
In the Ashtanga tradition, we practise 6 days a week and take a rest day. We also rest on 2 moon days each month; new moon and full moon. At the full moon our energy is high, like the peak of the inhale, and we need to be mindful not to push ourselves too hard so we can avoid the risk of injury. At the New Moon our energy is low, like the bottom of an exhale, so we need to be mindful to honour any low energy/fatigue to again avoid the risk of injury. So this practise is for around the new moon days when our energy may be lower but we still want to practise. This practise follows the framework of the Ashtanga sequence but modifies the sun salutations and vinyasas with lolasana lifts and ustrasana backbends and modifying the standing postures by keeping the knees down so we stay close to the ground, nurturing the connection and stability of the earth. Finishing the primary series and closing postures with a seated meditation to seal in the calm and peace.