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Sun in Gemini & Cancer | Moon in Virgo, Libra & Scorpio

The Sun (Ha) starts off in airy Gemini; the sign of the twins it is about duality. The Moon (Tha) starts off in earthy Virgo, focusing on soothing of the sympathetic nervous system with the breath. The Moon then moves into 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. Lastly, the Sun moves into Cancer, which rules the feminine.

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Sun in Gemini | Moon in Gemini, Cancer & Leo

A gentle but strengthening and grounding class to heal and soothe, releasing stress and grounding nervous energy. The Moon (Tha) just starts off in Gemini, ready for the New Moon/partial solar eclipse, ruling the shoulders, arms, hands, lungs, central nervous system and the nerves. Then it moves into Cancer, ruling the feminine, nurturing areas of the stomach, womb, breasts, breastbone and the digestive system. Lastly, it finishes just in Leo, ruling the spine, heart, upper back and spleen. We may feel things more emotionally in these areas when the Moon is in their sign.

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Sun in Gemini | Moon in Pisces, Aries & Taurus

We can release all that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice. The Sun (Ha) is in airy Gemini; the sign of the twins it is about duality, or pairs: it rules the shoulders, where we carry responsibility, the arms, hands and fingers with which we express ourselves. The Moon starts off in watery Pisces and we can feel quite ungrounded at this time, so it's important to focus on the feet, keeping them firmly on the ground. Next, the Moon moves into Aries, ruling the head and mind. When we are relaxed in our mind we are relaxed in our body and vice versa.

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Sun in Gemini | Moon in Sagittarius, Capricorn & Aquarius

We can release emotions that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice, so allowing us the strength to move forward. The Sun (Ha) is in airy Gemini; the sign of the twins it is about duality, or pairs: it rules the shoulders, where we carry responsibility, the arms, hands and fingers with which we express ourselves, the lungs, the source of the breath and so life, the thymus gland, the upper ribs and, lastly, the nerves and the central nervous system that runs parallel to the spine, where the dualities meet to centre us. The Moon (Tha) starts off in Sagittarius ruling the thighs and femur, giving us structure and power to move forward but with the hips guiding our direction.

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Sun in Taurus & Gemini | Moon in Virgo, Libra & Scorpio

A gentle, relaxing class to heal and soothe, so releasing stress and grounding nervous energy, preparing us for the full moon we're building up to. The Sun (Ha) starts in earthy Taurus, which rules the neck, the junction between the head and the body, carrying so much vital information in the jugular, the trachea and the central nervous system. Then the Sun moves into airy Gemini; the sign of the twins it is about duality, or pairs. It rules the shoulders, where we carry responsibility, the arms, hands and fingers with which we express ourselves, the lungs, the source of the breath and so life.

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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Gemini, Cancer & Leo

A gentle but strengthening and grounding class to heal and soothe, releasing stress and boosting the immune system. The Sun (Ha) is in earthy Taurus, which rules the neck, the junction between the head and the body, carrying so much vital information in the jugular, the trachea and the central nervous system. Problems with the neck indicate being too much in your head or too much in the body, and we need to find the balance here. A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama breath work and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Pisces, Aries & Taurus

We can release all that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice. The Sun (Ha) is in earthy Taurus, which rules the neck, the junction between the head and the body, carrying so much vital information in the jugular, the trachea and the central nervous system. Problems with the neck indicate being too much in your head or too much in the body, and we need to find the balance here. Taurus is about being grounded and so feeling safe and secure as a result. The Moon finishes by being in Taurus ready for the Taurus new moon and new beginnings.

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Yoga Nidra for the Scorpio Full Moon

With the Sun (Ha) in Taurus and the Moon (Tha) opposite and so full in Scorpio, this is the ideal time to practise Yoga Nidra, allowing you to delve into the depths of the subconscious mind and draw out or shine a light on what you need to be aware of to wake up and transform.

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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Leo, Virgo & Libra

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 earthy Taurus, which rules the neck, the junction between the head and the body, carrying so much vital information in the jugular, the trachea and the central nervous system. Problems with the neck indicate being too much in your head or too much in the body, and we need to find the balance here. Taurus is about being grounded and so feeling safe and secure as a result. The Moon finishes in airy Libra (preparing for the full moon in Scorpio) about balance, balancing the energy in the adrenal glands and the kidneys and strengthening the lower back or lumber region.

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Sun in Aries & Taurus | Moon in Taurus, Gemini, Cancer & Leo

A gentle but strengthening and grounding class to heal and soothe, releasing stress but energetically giving a boost too. This is the last session of the year with the Sun (Ha) in Aries, ruling, among other things, the head and the muscles. As we’ve mentioned before, if the mind is tense, so are our muscles and vice versa. We may feel things more emotionally in certain areas when the Moon is in their sign, but these emotions can change just as the Moon changes sign every few days. This week the moon begins in Taurus, moving through Gemini and Cancer and finishing in Leo.

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Sun in Aries | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces, Aries & Taurus

The Sun (Ha) is in fiery Aries. Aries rules the head, the brain, the eyes and the muscles. Yoga is good for all the muscles, but you can focus on specific areas of need too. The Moon (Tha) starts off just in Aquarius, so focusing on the circulatory system, before moving into Pisces. Pisces rules the feet and the immune system. We can feel quite ungrounded at this time, so it's important to focus on the feet. Next, the Moon moves into Aries, to prepare for the Aries new moon, ruling the head, brain, eyes, muscles again, feeling this all doubly, emotionally too, and so the mind. The Moon then finishes by being in Taurus briefly, ruling the neck and throat particularly. We can release all that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice.

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Sun in Aries | Moon in Scorpio, Sagittarius & Capricorn

The Sun (Ha) is in fiery Aries. Aries rules the mind and the muscles. If the mind is tense, so are our muscles and vice versa. The Moon (Tha) starts off in Scorpio, ruling the hidden areas we don't want to talk about, At this time, our hidden emotions can come to the surface and transform into energy to bring us on to the Sagittarius Moon. Lastly, the moon moves into Capricorn. We can feel our emotions here, and either bend too easily or cannot bend to others.

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Sun in Aries | Moon in Leo, Virgo & Libra

A gentle, relaxing class to heal and soothe, so releasing stress and boosting the immune system. The Sun (Ha) is in fiery Aries, which happens at the point of the spring or vernal equinox, starting at the beginning of the zodiac again. Among other things, Aries rules the muscles, which correspond to the mind in the mind, body, spirit connection. So, the mind is not just in the head but all over the body. If the mind is tense, so are our muscles and vice versa.

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Sun in Pisces & Aries | Moon in Taurus, Gemini & Cancer

A gentle but strengthening and grounding class to heal and soothe, releasing stress and boosting the immune system. The last session with the Sun (Ha) in watery Pisces. Pisces rules the feet, and it is important to keep them firmly on the ground while still allowing ourselves to dream. The Sun then moves into Aries which rules the muscles. If the mind is tense, so are our muscles and vice versa.

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Sun in Pisces | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces & Aries

With the Sun (Ha) in Pisces and then the Moon (Tha) in Pisces for the new moon, the emphasis is very much on our health, strengthening the immune system. So, we work on the poses releasing negative energy and bringing in positive. The Moon starts in Aquarius, so we do some stretching to release and strengthen the ankles and breath work for the circulation. The Moon then moves into Pisces for the new moon. We need to ground especially at this time and be aware of the feet. Then, the moon finishes in Aries, starting the zodiac cycle again in the head, brain, eyes and muscles, relating to the mind.

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Yoga Nidra for Sun in Pisces | Moon in Scorpio, Sagittarius & Capricorn

Starting off with gentle stretching with the grounded sun salutation to release tension, nadi Shodana breathing to balance and calm and then lying down for an hour of deep rest and relaxation. With the Sun (Ha) in dreamy Pisces, which governs the subconscious mind, this is the ideal time to practise Yoga Nidra, when life can feel quite dreamy and unreal! The Moon (Tha) starts off in Scorpio, a water sign like Pisces, and is about reaching those deep, darks emotions which, by shining a light on them, allows our emotions, and therefore ourselves, to transform. The Moon then moves into Sagittarius, the spiritual traveller, whether that be physically or inwardly. Then, we come to the Moon in Capricorn and climb the metaphorical mountains to grow and achieve our progress.

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Sun in Pisces | Moon in Leo, Virgo & Libra

The Sun (Ha) is in watery Pisces, ruled by Neptune, it can be a very dreamy, nebulous time, when things can seem unreal. Pisces rules the feet. The position of the feet can affect the rest of the body and it’s important to focus on keeping them firmly on the ground. The Moon (Tha) starts off in Leo and then moves into Virgo, focusing on soothing the sympathetic nervous system with the breath. The Moon finishes in Libra, balancing the energy in the adrenal glands and the kidneys.

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Sun in Aquarius & Pisces | Moon in Taurus, Gemini & Cancer

The last session with the Sun (Ha) in airy Aquarius. Aquarius rules the lower leg: the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel so vulnerable as we step forward, pushing our beliefs out there. The calf behind is made of soft tissue that represents our mind, which hopefully offers energy and support to our beliefs. Aquarius also rules the ankles, which we can easily turn when we are not feeling supported, either emotionally or in our outer world. The Sun then moves into Pisces, ruling the feet and the immune system. We can feel quite ungrounded at this time, so it is important to focus on the feet, keeping them firmly on the ground, while still allowing ourselves to dream in grounded reality, to make it happen.

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Sun in Aquarius | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces & Aries

The Sun (Ha) is in airy Aquarius. Aquarius rules the lower leg: the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel so vulnerable as we step forward, pushing our beliefs out there. Aquarius also rules the circulatory system that pumps blood from the heart (ruled by Leo, Aquarius's opposite sign) around the body, metaphorically spreading love around the world. The Moon (Tha) starts off also in Aquarius, to prepare for the Aquarius new moon, doubly the effects of Aquarius. The Moon then moves into Pisces, ruling the feet. We can feel quite ungrounded, so it's important to keep our feet firmly on the ground, still allowing ourselves to dream but in grounded reality, to make it happen. Lastly, the Moon moves into Aries, ruling the mind, which resides in our whole body, corresponding to our muscles. When we are relaxed in our mind we are relaxed in our body and vice versa.

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Sun in Aquarius | Moon in Scorpio, Sagittarius & Capricorn

The Sun (Ha) is in airy Aquarius. Aquarius rules the lower leg: the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel so vulnerable as we step forward, pushing our beliefs out there. Aquarius also rules the circulatory system that pumps blood from the heart (ruled by Leo, Aquarius's opposite sign) around the body, metaphorically spreading love around the world. With the moon in Scorpio, our hidden emotions can come to the surface and transform into energy to bring us on to the Sagittarius Moon. Sagittarius rules the thighs and femur, giving us structure and power to move forward. Lastly, the moon moves into Capricorn. We can feel our emotions here, and either bend too easily or cannot bend to others.

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Sun in Aquarius | Moon in Leo, Virgo & Libra

The Sun (Ha) is now in airy Aquarius whose symbol is the water bearer. So, like Capricorn, there is a sensitivity many don't realise is there. Aquarius rules the lower leg: the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel so vulnerable as we step forward, pushing our beliefs out there. The calf behind is made of soft tissue that represents our mind, which hopefully offers energy and support to our beliefs. It also rules the ankle, which is our support. Aquarius is a fixed sign which also rules the heels, which we can dig in when we're being stubborn or tenacious.

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Sun in Aquarius | Moon in Taurus, Gemini & Cancer

The Sun (Ha) is now in airy Aquarius which rules the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel vulnerable as we put our beliefs out there. The calf behind is made of soft tissue that represents our mind, which hopefully offers energy and support to our beliefs. Aquarius also rules the circulatory system that pumps blood from the heart around the body, metaphorically spreading love around the world.

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Sun in Capricorn | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces & Aries

The Sun (Ha) is in Capricorn, an earth sign, ruled by Saturn, corresponding to our deep core spiritual beliefs that hold us up. Capricorn also rules the joints, which is about our flexibility, particularly emotionally. We start with the Moon (Tha) in Aquarius, which rules our circulatory system, how we spread the love. Working next with the Moon in Pisces, which rules the feet and the immune system. Staying grounded is so important at this time and keeping our immune system healthy too. Lastly, the moon moves into Aries where we start at the beginning again, working with the head, the mind and muscles, working together to help mind, body and spirit reintegrate.

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Sun in Capricorn | Moon in Libra, Scorpio & Sagittarius

Capricorn rules the bones, our skeletal frame that is our structure, corresponding to our deep core spiritual beliefs that hold us up. Capricorn also rules the joints, where the bones meet, which is about our flexibility, particularly emotionally. The Moon (Tha) begins in Libra, where we find our inner balance before we transform, and release, finding our core strength to support the lower back and stay grounded. Then moving into Scorpio, digging deep into those hidden areas that we don't want to look at or can't see. Lastly, the Moon moves into fiery Sagittarius, releasing from the liver, allowing us to move forward to the new moon in Capricorn next week.

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Sun in Capricorn | Moon in Gemini, Cancer, Leo & Virgo

A full but gentle session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation. The Sun (Ha) is now in Capricorn, an earth sign, ruled by Saturn. Saturn is about structure and Capricorn rules the bones, our skeletal frame that is our structure, corresponding to our deep core spiritual beliefs that hold us up. Capricorn also rules the joints, where the bones meet, especially the knees, which is about our flexibility, particularly emotionally. Capricorn's symbol is the goat, but with a fish's tail, so more sensitive than realised. All yoga is good for the bones and joints but we have our awareness being mindful of them particularly here. We start with the Moon (Tha) in Gemini, which rules the arms, shoulders, lungs, central nervous system and nerves. We then move to the Moon in Cancer, to prepare for the full moon, working with the stomach, digestive system and womb, to self-nurture. We do some work with the Moon in Leo, for the heart, upper back, spine and spleen. Finally come to the Moon in Virgo, working with the large and small intestines and the sympathetic nervous system. We always work with being grounded but particularly in this session.

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Yoga Nidra for the Solstice/Christmas

Solstice, meaning 'sun still', when the Sun is on the Tropic of Capricorn, the furthest point from us, where it stays for three days until the light returns at Christmas, the sun moving back towards the equator, bringing longer days. The Sun enters Capricorn at this time. It is the time to find your light and hope in the darkness. Also, Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in Aquarius promising change... Be the change you want to see in the world... This Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) allows you to rest and recuperate either in preparation for Christmas or after Christmas. It is deep relaxation and allows you to reprogram, to tune into your subconscious, to find you and set your hope and dreams for the coming year. Wishing you peace, love and light for Christmas and the coming year. Thank you for your loyalty. I hope you enjoy your Namasté Home practice and continue to do so. 💜 🙏

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Sun in Sagittarius | Moon in Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces

A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation. The last session this cycle working with the Sun (Ha) in Sagittarius, a fire sign that now gives us the energy to travel and move forwards, especially after the new moon, whether that be inwardly and spiritually or outwardly and physically. Sagittarius rules the hips, which decide our direction, the thighs that give us the power to move, the femur which is the structure that holds us together to move, the pelvis and sacral region where we store a lot of energy or trauma that is released when we open the hips and, finally, the liver, reached through the inner thigh from where we release toxins. Starting with the Moon (Tha) in Capricorn, this works with our skeletal frame, our structure that holds us together, our bones, which represent our deep core spiritual beliefs and our flexibility in our joints, especially the knees. Then the moon moves into Aquarius, which rules our vulnerable shins and Achilles heel, the calves and ankles plus our circulatory system, how we spread the love. Lastly, working with the Moon in Pisces, which rules the feet and the immune system. Staying grounded is so important at this time and keeping our immune system healthy too.

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Sun in Sagittarius | Moon in Libra, Scorpio & Sagittarius

A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation. Working with the Sun (Ha) in Sagittarius, a fire sign that now gives us the energy to travel and move forwards after the introspection of Scorpio, whether that be inwardly and spiritually or physically outwardly. Sagittarius rules the hips, which decide our direction, the thighs that give us the power to move, the femur which is the structure that holds us together to move, the pelvis and sacral region where we store a lot of energy or trauma that is released when we open the hips and, finally, the liver, reached through the inner thigh from where we release toxins. The Moon (Tha) is first in Libra, an air sign, where we find our inner balance before we transform, and release fear from the adrenal glands and kidneys, finding our core strength to support the lower back and stay grounded. The Moon then moves into Scorpio, digging deep into those hidden areas that we don't want to look at or can't see - the bladder, urinary tract, the reproductive organs, the prostate gland, the cervix, and the nose. Lastly, the Moon moves into fiery Sagittarius, allowing us to move forward to the new moon in Sagittarius, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Sun in Sagittarius | Moon in Cancer, Leo & Virgo

A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation. Working with the Sun (Ha) in Sagittarius, a fire sign that now gives us the energy to travel and move forwards after the introspection of Scorpio, whether that be inwardly and spiritually or outwardly and physically. Sagittarius rules the hips, that decide our direction, the thighs that give us the power to move, the femur which is the structure that holds us together to move, the pelvis and sacral region where we store a lot of energy or trauma that is released when we open the hips and, finally, the liver, reached through the inner thigh from where we release toxins. The Moon (Tha) is first of all in Cancer, a water sign, feminine and nurturing and is about those areas that allow us to nurture ourselves - the breasts, stomach, womb, the digestive system and, some say, the pancreas. The Moon then moves into Leo, which rules the heart, the spine, the upper back and the spleen and awakens the fire within us. Lastly, the Moon moves into Virgo that rules the large and small intestines, the bowel and lower digestive tract plus the sympathetic (flight or fight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems; its earth encouraging us to stay grounded and breathe to stay calm and release all that no longer works for us.

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Sun in Sagittarius | Moon in Aries, Taurus & Gemini

A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation. Working with the Sun (Ha) in Sagittarius, a fire sign that now gives us the energy to travel and move forwards after the introspection of Scorpio, whether that be inwardly and spiritually or outwardly physically. Sagittarius rules the hips, which decide our direction, the thighs that give us the power to move, the femur which is the structure that holds us together to move, the pelvis and sacral region where we store a lot of energy or trauma that is released when we open the hips and, finally, the liver, reached through the inner thigh from where we release toxins. The Moon (Tha) is first of all in Aries, working with the head, brain, eyes and muscles. Interestingly, in the mind, body, spirit connection, the muscles correspond to the mind, meaning it is all over the body. If you relax your mind, it relaxes your muscles and vice versa. The Moon then goes into Taurus when we work with the areas Taurus rules - the neck that carries so much vital information, the throat, the lower jaw, the chin, the tongue, the tonsils, the larynx and vocal cords and the thyroid gland. Lastly, the Moon moves into Gemini to prepare for the full moon on Monday. Gemini rules the shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, the central nervous system, the nerves and the lungs, from where we let go. We work here to release tension as we shoulder our responsibilities, staying grounded and so finding ways to combat fatigue as things build emotionally.

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