2018 MOONDAYS

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NM - New Moon | FM - Full Moon 

On New and Full Moon days, practitioners traditionally rest and don't practice. Why? Click here.

January
FM Monday 1
NM Tuesday 16
FM Wednesday 31

February
NM Thursday 15

March
FM Thursday 1
NM Saturday 17
FM Saturday 31

April
NM Sunday 15
FM Sunday 29

May
NM Monday 14
FM Tuesday 29

June
NM Wednesday 13
FM Wednesday 27

July
NM Thursday 12
FM Friday 27

August
MN Friday 10 
FM Saturday 25

September
NM Sunday 9
FM Monday 24

October
NM Monday 8
FM Wednesday 24

November
NM Wednesday 7
FM Thursday 22

December
NM Thursday 6
FM Saturday 22

Source: www.ashtanga.com


Why take Ladies Holiday?

In accordance with the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, I strongly suggests taking time off from practice and rest during your Moon cycle. Menstruation is not dirty. But due to the Moon cycle, the body's predominant energy is downward. Yet during Yoga practice, we create upward energy as we cultivate bandhas, Ujjay breathing etc. These two opposite energies can create confusion in the body and may disturb your cycle. While you are on your Moon rest and allow the body to do its natural thing.  

Menstrual cycles can last from 12 hours to 7 days. Regular practitioners usually take 2-3 days off.
Observe your personal cycle. Honor it. Rule of thumb is to not practice as long as there is "flow". Give yourself permission to rest as long as YOU need. Listen to your body and natural rhythms.