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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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 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 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 Leo, Virgo & Libra

A full, stress-relieving yoga session with a relaxing beginning, Nadi Shodana pranayama, releasing asanas (postures) and closing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation. Working with the heart, upper back, spine, aorta and spleen for the Sun (Ha) in Leo. Plus the moon (Tha) in Leo, then moving into Virgo, working with the sympathetic nervous system, the large and small intestines, the lower digestive tract (bowel) and possibly the pancreas. Then moving into the moon in Libra, the lower back, lumber region, the adrenal glands and the kidneys.

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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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