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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Gemini | Moon in Libra, Scorpio & Sagittarius

A full session working with the Sun (Ha) in Gemini and a blend of the Moon (Tha) in Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. When recorded the moon is in Libra for balance, adrenal glands, kidneys and lower back, then it moves into Scorpio for the nose, bladder, urinary tract, reproductive organs, cervix and prostate glands, building towards the full moon in Sagittarius at the end of the week for hips, sacral/pelvic area, thighs, femur and liver. With a stretch to release tension in the shoulders, Nadi Shodana pranayama, grounded sun salutation, balance to combat fatigue. With a relaxation/visualisation/meditation to close.

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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Libra

A complete 90-minute session working with the Sun (Ha) in Taurus, so working with the neck, throat and vocal cords, and the Moon (Tha) in Libra, working with the adrenal glands, kidneys, the lower back and helping to find your balance. With Nadi Shodana pranayama and a relaxation/visualization/meditation to close.

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