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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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Sun in Cancer | Moon in Taurus & Gemini

A full session with a relaxing beginning, pranayama, asanas/postures and closing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation. Sun (Ha) in Cancer works with the stomach, digestive system, breasts, breastbone, womb and maybe pancreas. Moon (Tha) in Taurus works with the throat, neck, chin, lower jaw, larynx and vocal cords and the thyroid gland. Moon in Gemini works with the shoulders, arms, hands, nerves, central nervous system and the lungs.

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Sun in Cancer | Moon in Aquarius & Pisces

A full session with pranayama, asanas and closing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation. This week the Sun (Ha) in Cancer works with the stomach, digestive system, breasts, breastbone, womb and maybe pancreas. The Moon (Tha) is in Aquarius that works with the circulatory system, the shins, calves, ankles and Achilles heel. The Moon then moves into Pisces that rules the feet and the immune system.

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Sun in Cancer | Moon in Scorpio & Sagittarius

A full & mindful yoga session with the Sun (Ha) in Cancer, so working with the stomach, digestive system, breasts, breastbone and the womb. The Moon (Tha) moves from the balance of Libra to Scorpio, which rules the deep, hidden areas we don't want to or can't look at: the genitals, the bladder, the urinary tract, the prostate gland and the nose. The moon will then move into Sagittarius, which rules the hips, thighs, femur, the sacral, pelvic region and the liver. Includes Nadi Shodana pranayama, asanas and closing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Cancer | Moon in Cancer, Leo & Virgo

A full session of pranayama, postures/asanas and finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation. This week the Sun (Ha) in Cancer, so working with the breasts, breastbone, lower ribs, stomach, womb, digestive system and possibly the pancreas. The Moon (Tha) is in Cancer too, following the new moon on Sunday and will then will move into Leo, which rules the heart, spine, upper back, aorta and spleen and then moving into Virgo, ruling the sympathetic nervous system and the large and small intestines.

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Sun in Gemini | Moon in Cancer

A complete 90-minute yoga session with the Sun (Ha) in Gemini so working on releasing tension in the shoulders, using the arms and hands, including mudras, grounding nervous energy, releasing blockages in the central nervous system and strengthening the lungs. Also, the Moon (Tha) in Cancer so working with the breasts, breastbone, lower ribs, the stomach, digestive system and the womb, all the feminine nurturing areas. With a relaxation/visualisation/meditation to close.

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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Cancer

A gentle 90-minute session working with some focus on the neck, stomach, womb, digestive system, breasts and breastbone, incorporating pranayama breathing exercises and a relaxation/visualisation to close.

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