We looked at this Moon Salutation sequence in class this week, and while lots of you enjoyed it, many of you found it quite challenging and a little bit hard to remember.
As you get used to the sequence you can really begin to focus on the breath, bringing it together with the postures. You’ll really begin to understand why it’s been included as part of the Apana Vayu in this months theme of the month.
This is a great routine to practice at home.
Quite a few of you have asked if we had a guide to hand out, so we have made one for those of you that were interested. You can either have a look at the guide here, or download it to go through the sequence at home. There’s also a short video demonstrating half the sequence.
The Moon Salutation -- a lengthy yoga warm-up routine -- cultivates the calming and rejuvenating quality of letting go associated with Apana, your cleansing breath, while balancing the dynamic energy of Prana, your vitalising breath, within your body. The Moon Salutation sequence works deeply on your mind as well as your body, bringing balance into your life, on a variety of levels, physical, psychcological and spiritual.
This is one round of the Moon Salutation. Repeat another round but do the movements to the left instead of the right first. Start off with learning each move and take as many breaths as you need. Once you’re familiar with the sequence you can match it up with the breath and feel the flow of the sequence moving from one posture to the next with each breath. Once comfortable you can add more rounds to your sequence.
If you like these little guides to go over some of what we’ve looked at this year (as The Five Tibetans and also Sun Salutations can also be hard to remember), we will do more of these for you if you find that they help.
We really hope those of you that had asked for this find it helpful. Please let us know in class or leave a comment below.