A gentle but deep session when we can release emotions that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice, so de-stressing and allowing us the strength to move forward. We start with the Sun (Ha) briefly in the sign of Cancer, the Sun then moves into fiery Leo, whose ruling 'planet' is the Sun. Leo rules the heart where it is important to learn to receive as well as give love for our health. The Moon (Tha) starts off in earthy Capricorn. We can feel our emotions here, and either bend too easily or cannot bend to others. The Moon then moves into airy Aquarius, to prepare for the full moon as it is opposite Leo, then finishes in watery Pisces, ruling the feet and the immune system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.