A gentle, relaxing class to heal, soothe, ground and balance, so releasing stress and tension, to leave us feeling energised. The Sun (Ha) is in fiery Leo, whose ruling 'planet' is the Sun. Leo rules the heart where it is important to learn to receive as well as give love for our health. The Moon (Tha) is first in Aries, ruling the head and muscles and so the mind, which is not in the head but in the whole body. When we are relaxed in our mind we are relaxed in our body and vice versa.
A gentle but deep session when we can release emotions that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice, so de-stressing and allowing us the strength to move forward. We start with the Sun (Ha) briefly in the sign of Cancer, the Sun then moves into fiery Leo, whose ruling 'planet' is the Sun. Leo rules the heart where it is important to learn to receive as well as give love for our health. The Moon (Tha) starts off in earthy Capricorn. We can feel our emotions here, and either bend too easily or cannot bend to others. The Moon then moves into airy Aquarius, to prepare for the full moon as it is opposite Leo, then finishes in watery Pisces, ruling the feet and the immune system.
The Sun (Ha) is now in watery Cancer, ruling the feminine, watery, nurturing areas. The Moon (Tha) starts off in airy Libra which is about balance. The Moon then moves into Scorpio when we focus on the hidden areas we don't want to talk about, shining a light on these to bring out hidden emotions and so transform. The Moon finishes in Sagittarius ruling the thighs and femur, giving us structure and power to move forward but with the hips guiding our direction.
With the Sun (Ha) in Cancer and the Moon (Tha) in Cancer in preparation for the new moon, this is an ideal time to do Yoga Nidra. Cancer rules the stomach, which is an area affected when we worry, Yoga Nidra can help us to relax, reset and reprogramme ourselves to focus on what we need to create the new beginnings coming in with the new moon. The positivity we can bring in is abundance of all that we need: love, energy (health) and money. With the extra light around at this time of year we can feel more anxious and not sleep so well, which exacerbates the worries.