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Sun in Leo | Moon in Aries, Taurus & Gemini

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 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) is first in Aries, ruling the head and muscles and so the mind, which is not in the head but in the whole body. When we are relaxed in our mind we are relaxed in our body and vice versa.

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Sun in Cancer & Leo | Moon in Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces

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.

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Sun in Gemini | Moon in Gemini, Cancer & Leo

A gentle but strengthening and grounding class to heal and soothe, releasing stress and grounding nervous energy. The Moon (Tha) just starts off in Gemini, ready for the New Moon/partial solar eclipse, ruling the shoulders, arms, hands, lungs, central nervous system and the nerves. Then it moves into Cancer, ruling the feminine, nurturing areas of the stomach, womb, breasts, breastbone and the digestive system. Lastly, it finishes just in Leo, ruling the spine, heart, upper back and spleen. We may feel things more emotionally in these areas when the Moon is in their sign.

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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Gemini, Cancer & Leo

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.

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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 & 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 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 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 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 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 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 Leo | Moon in Sagittarius, Capricorn & Aquarius

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.

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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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