January 19, 2011

howling at the moon

January 19th: Full Moon
In Ashtanga Yoga, full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays. Yoga is not practiced on the full moon because energy levels are at a headstrong type high making us prone to injury. A break is also taken during the new moon when energy is correspondingly low. This belief comes from the moon's control over the ocean's tides, and hence our very watery bodies. 

My mother can never sleep on the full moon. Do you have any moon-related issues, habits, absurdities, superstitions? Mark your calendars: the next new moon is February 3rd and the next full moon is February 18th. 

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