Yoga on this New Moon
I am beginning this new moon cycle with a gentle yet deep, beginner friendly yoga session. In this video, I share my story about entering new phases of darkness, my experience with setting intentions in yoga, and how revolutionary our existence really is. I explain how the New Moon phase connects us to this formative art of intention setting.
Dedicate 10-15 minutes to this yoga session.
Areas of the body that will benefit:
- Thoracic – upper back, shoulders, and chest
- Lumbar – lower back and buttocks
- Hips – flexors and extensors
- Legs – knees, ankles, and feet
New Moon Yoga Begins.
I invite you to set intentions.
watch the video to follow along
Roll your shoulders into your back a few times, establishing a rhythm with your breath.
Silently count, one- two- three- four, as you inhale, and one- two- three- four, as you exhale.
Count slowly enough so your breath moves deeply through your body, but not so slow that you feel short of breath. Feel the fullness of breath.
Does your inhale feel equal to your exhale?
Now, re-position onto all fours.
Cat’s Breath is similar to the popular “Cat Cow” but we reverse the breath pattern to inhale as we round our back, and exhale as we extend open.
This serves to energize the core and back body.
Can you feel your inhale filling the back spaces of your lungs?Do you feel continuity through your spine as you exhale?
From all fours, step your feet towards your hands and relax your back into a gentle forward fold.
Bend your knees slightly and clasp your hands to opposite elbows.
Hanging out in rag doll, sway your trunk side to side.
Do you feel stable yet relaxed in this movement?
*Place your hands next to your feet and lunge one foot back.
Keeping the toes tucked, lower your back knee.
Shift your hips towards your front ankle.
Lift your arms forward and up.
Maintain an anchor of stability through your feet.
Lowering your hands, lengthen your exhale.
Step both feet to your hands and deepen your inhale.
Lunge your opposite foot back.
Keep the toes tucked and lower your back knee.
Shift your hips towards your front ankle, exhaling.
Lift your arms forwards and up, inhaling.
Return your hands to the mat.
Step your feet to your hands.
Follow along with Lunar Vinyasa once again, starting with the opposite foot this time*
How was your New Moon Yoga?
Do you feel rejuvenation for your physical, mental, and emotional body?
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