We can release emotions that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice, so allowing us the strength to move forward. The Sun (Ha) is in airy Gemini; the sign of the twins it is about duality, or pairs: it rules the shoulders, where we carry responsibility, the arms, hands and fingers with which we express ourselves, the lungs, the source of the breath and so life, the thymus gland, the upper ribs and, lastly, the nerves and the central nervous system that runs parallel to the spine, where the dualities meet to centre us. The Moon (Tha) starts off in Sagittarius ruling the thighs and femur, giving us structure and power to move forward but with the hips guiding our direction.
The Sun (Ha) is in fiery Aries. Aries rules the mind and the muscles. If the mind is tense, so are our muscles and vice versa. The Moon (Tha) starts off in Scorpio, ruling the hidden areas we don't want to talk about, At this time, our hidden emotions can come to the surface and transform into energy to bring us on to the Sagittarius Moon. Lastly, the moon moves into Capricorn. We can feel our emotions here, and either bend too easily or cannot bend to others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full session with the Sun (Ha) in Gemini, so working with shoulders, arms, hands (including a section on mudras - yoga for the hands), the nervous system, nerves and lungs. Also working with the Moon (Tha) in Capricorn, so the bones, knees and joints, plus moving into the Moon in Aquarius, working with the ankles, Achilles heel, the shins and calves and finally the Moon in Pisces, ruling the feet and the immune system. Stretching and releasing with pranayama, a gentle sun salutation, postures and closing with a guided meditation and relaxation.
A gentle 90-minute session working with the Sun (Ha) in Taurus, releasing tension in the neck, and the Moon (Tha) in Capricorn, which rules the skeletal frame, our bones and structure, plus the joints, particularly the knees. With a relaxation/meditation/visualisation to close.