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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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Yoga Nidra

A session of Yoga Nidra with a grounded Sun Salutation to stretch and release and Nadi Shodana breathing to balance and prepare. Following the new moon in Scorpio, it is a time of new beginnings and transformation, to find your inner light in the darkness and focus on where you want to life to head towards. A Yoga Nidra session can help us to relax, reprogramme our subconscious, tune into ourselves and subtly feel refreshed and positive.

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Sun in Scorpio | 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 Scorpio, a water sign that encourages us to go within and look at our deep dark, hidden areas we don't want to talk about and so bring them to the light, preparing ourselves to go within in the darker, longer days of winter. So, working with the bladder, the urinary tract, the prostate gland, the genitals, the cervix, the reproductive organs and the nose, that others can see but we can't. This session stays close to the ground, apart from the balance, as we move into the darker days and go within, to find ourselves and transform but staying safe and grounded. Working towards the new moon to find the dark areas within but finding out inner light, so allowing ourselves to transform and begin afresh. 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 for the new moon, when the inner and outer come together. Lastly, the Moon moves into fiery Sagittarius, so we can move forward emotionally with the hips guiding our direction, the thighs and femur giving us the structure and power, releasing from the pelvis and sacral area and releasing toxins from the liver.

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Sun in Scorpio | 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 meditation and visualisation. Working with the Sun (Ha) in Scorpio, a water sign that encourages us to go within and look at our deep dark, hidden areas we don't want to talk about and so bring them to the light, preparing ourselves to go within in the darker, longer days of winter. So, working with the bladder, the urinary tract, the prostate gland, the genitals, the cervix, the reproductive organs and the nose, that others can see but we can't. This session stays close to the ground as we move into the darker days and go within, to find ourselves and transform but staying safe and grounded. The Moon (Tha) is first of all in Cancer, also 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 Scorpio | 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 meditation and visualisation. Working with the Sun (Ha) in Scorpio, a water sign that encourages us to go within and look at our deep dark, hidden areas we don't want to talk about and so bring them to the light, preparing ourselves to go within in the darker, longer days of winter. So, working with the bladder, the urinary tract, the prostate gland, the genitals, the cervix, the reproductive organs and the nose, that others can see but we can't. This session stays close to the ground as we move into the darker days and go within, to find ourselves and transform but staying safe and grounded. 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 to prepare for the full moon. We work with combating fatigue and 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 that rules the shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, the central nervous system, the nerves and the lungs. We work here to release tension as we shoulder our responsibilities, staying grounded.

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Sun in Libra & Scorpio | 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 meditation and visualisation. Working with the adrenal glands, kidneys, lower back and balance for the Sun (Ha) in Libra and then moving into the Sun in Scorpio, a water sign that encourages us to go within and look at our deep dark, hidden areas we don't want to talk about and so bring them to the light, preparing ourselves to go within in the darker, longer days of winter. So, working with the bladder, the urinary tract, the prostate gland, the genitals, the cervix, the reproductive organs and the nose, that others can see but we can't. For the Moon (Tha) initially in Capricorn, we work with our structure, our skeletal frame that holds us together, the bones, the joints, particularly the knees. We may feel things emotionally in our bones. The Moon then moves into Aquarius bringing us to the vulnerable shins and Achilles heel, the ankles, that hold us up and support, and the circulatory system, how we pump blood (or love) from our hearts around the body (the world). Finally, the Moon moves into Pisces which rules the feet and the immune system, keeping grounded with our feet on the ground and giving ourselves a boost.

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Sun in Libra | Moon in Virgo, Libra & Scorpio

A full session of asanas working with the Sun (Ha) in Libra - clearing pent up adrenal energy from the adrenal glands, releasing fear from the kidneys, strengthening the core muscles to feel safe and secure, supporting the lower back. The Moon (Tha) in Virgo works with the sympathetic nervous system to soothe and curb the fight or flight instinct and releasing from the large and small intestines and the lower digestive tract, encouraging us to move forward. The Moon will be new in Libra, further encouraging us to find our inner balance and prepare for new beginnings. Finally, the Moon in Scorpio works with the hidden areas we don't want to look at, encouraging us to bring the corresponding feelings into the light to heal. We'll use Nadi Shodana breathing to balance and Agni Sara to cleanse, clear and strengthen. We finish with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Libra | Moon in Gemini, Cancer & Leo

A full session of asanas, starting with a relaxation to bring focus on the breath and floor work. Focus for the Sun in Libra is on the lower back (lumbar region) where we may have issues due to insecurity. We work by strengthen the core muscles in the abdomen as when we're strong in our whole being. Also, Libra rules the adrenal glands, where adrenaline and the start of the stress response come from, and the kidneys, which respond to fear. Libra also encourages us to find our inner balance, as we enter the darkness of winter. Working with the Moon in Gemini we use the shoulders, arms and hands, releasing tension and using them to help in other ways, especially in the lungs to help us breathe fully. Also, grounding and releasing from the central nervous system and the nerves. For the Moon in Cancer, its home, we work with the feminine, nurturing, watery areas (whether we're male or female) of the breasts, the stomach, the womb (if we have one), the digestive system. Gemini works with the upper ribs and Cancer the lower ribs. Then, for the Moon in Leo, we work with the heart, the spine, the spleen and the upper back. We always practise some pranayama, a balance and take the spine in all its planes of direction and finish with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Libra | Moon in Aries & Taurus

A full session starting with a relaxing connection to the breath and the body. Working with asanas for the Sun (Ha) in Libra, finding our inner equilibrium to prepare to go inwards for the winter, balancing energy in the adrenal glands and kidneys, releasing stress and fear and strengthening the lower back to feal safe and secure. The Moon is building to be full in Aries, so we combat fatigue that can come with this, working with the head, brain, eyes and muscles, which correspond to the mind in the mind, body, spirit connection. The Moon then moves into Taurus, so we release tension from the neck and throat, plus the lower jaw, chin, larynx/vocal cords and stimulate the metabolism via the thyroid gland. We do the Nadi Shodana (alternate nostril) pranayama to find inner balance and peace and finish with a healing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Virgo | Moon in Gemini, Cancer & Leo

A full but gentle session working with the Sun (Ha) in Virgo - soothing the sympathetic nervous system, releasing from the large intestines, easing the small intestines and the lower digestive tract. The Moon (Tha) in Gemini works with releasing from the shoulders, strengthening the arms, mudras for the hands, centering and grounding the nerves and the central nervous system and clearing the lungs. Moon in Cancer works with the stomach, womb, breasts and ribs, allowing us to self-nurture. Moon in Leo strengthens the spine, heart and upper back. Including pranayama breathing exercises, balance and full but gentle postures and closing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Virgo | Moon in Pisces & Aries

A very chilled full session working with the Sun (Ha) in Virgo, so de-stressing via the sympathetic nervous system and working with the large intestines to let go of all that isn't working for us and to de-stress further in the small intestines. Working with the Moon (Tha) in Pisces, which rules the feet and then moving into Aries which rules the head, clearing from feet to head via the Chakra system. Incorporating the Nadi Shodana pranayama breathing exercise and finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Virgo | Moon in Sagittarius & Capricorn

A full yoga session working with the Sun (Ha) in in Virgo - releasing from the large and small intestines plus working with the sympathetic nervous system to feel calm. Also, the Moon (Tha) in Sagittarius to open the hips and release stuck emotions and trauma, strengthening the thighs and femur to move us forward and releasing anger from the liver. The Moon in Capricorn strengthens our bones, our skeletal frame representing our deep core spiritual beliefs, and aids flexibility and strength in our joints, particularly our knees. Starting with relaxation and pranayama breathing exercises, building up to a grounded sun salutation and postures and finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Leo | Moon in Virgo & Libra

A full yoga session working with the Sun (Ha) in Leo - twisting the spine to strengthen, opening the heart and releasing tension in the upper back. Also, the Moon (Tha) in Virgo releasing from the large and small intestines plus working with the sympathetic nervous system to feel calm. The Moon in Libra strengthens the core to support the lower back and releases stress and fear from the adrenal glands and kidneys. Starting with relaxation and pranayama breathing exercises, building up to a grounded sun salutation and postures and finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Leo | Moon in Gemini & Cancer

A full yoga session with a relaxation to start, bringing the focus on the breath, a gentle, grounded sun salutation and Nadi Shodana pranayama breathing exercise. Asanas and postures working with the Sun (Ha) in Leo, so releasing and correcting the spine, working with love in the heart, releasing from the upper back and strengthening the aorta and spleen. With the Moon (Tha) in Gemini we work with the arms and hands, with which we express, release tension in the shoulders, where we carry responsibility, and ground the nerves and soothe the central nervous system plus strengthening and letting go from the lungs. Also, with Cancer releasing worry from the stomach and work with the womb and digestive system, all the feminine, nurturing areas. Finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Yoga Nidra

Recorded on the Aquarius full moon but going out for the Sun (Ha) in Leo and the Moon (Tha) in Pisces/Aries. In unsettled times, a whole practice that includes Yoga Nidra can really help to re-calibrate, to tune into ourselves to find out which direction is the right one for us. Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit and so Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, helps us to connect with our spirit and reprogram the subconscious mind.

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Sun in Leo | Moon in Sagittarius, Capricorn & Aquarius

A full session with relaxation and gentle stretching to start, Agne Darcy pranayama, a gentle sun salutation and postures/asanas, done mindfully and closing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation. Sun (Ha) in Leo works with the spine, heart, upper back, aorta and spleen. Moon (Tha) in Sagittarius works with the hips, thighs, femur, liver, sacral area and pelvis. Moon in Capricorn works with the skeletal frame, the bones and joints, particularly the knees. Moon in Aquarius works with the lower leg, the ankles, Achilles heel and circulation.

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