Moon 🌙 Practice

Chandra Namaskar, or Moon Salutation is the sister to Sun Salutation. As the name suggests, Chandra Namaskar is a quieting sequence that invites you to bow to and cultivate the moon's soothing lunar energy. The idea of looking to the moon for rejuvenation is certainly not new. In fact, the Shiva Samhita, a 500-year-old Tantric text, regarded the moon as the source of immortality. So a quiet salute to our mother moon is needed just as a fire filled salute to the sun is.

When you start your moon practice pay special attention to the quality of each movement. Instead of moving quickly, jumping into and out of poses as you would in Sun Salutations, move slowly, as though you were moving through water. (You can also add some spontaneous movement within the forms of the poses.) Take more time in this practice and with your body. Make it special by practicing via moonlight.



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