Moon Day Calender 2014

Traditionally Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practitioners do not practice on the days of the new and full moon.

The Full Moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the force of prana is greatest. This is an expansive, upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded.

The New Moon energy corresponds to the end of exhalation when the force of apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded, but dense and disinclined towards physical exertion.

It is considered that during these times of the month our body's natural energy is not conducive to a balanced and mindful practice. We are therefore advised to rest and wait till the effect of the moon eases.

2014 Moon Days are as follows:

January 01   July 12
January 15  
July 26
January 30   August 10
February 14   August 25
March 01   September 08
March 16   September 23
March 30   October 08
April 15   October 23
April 29   November 06
May 14   November 22
May 28   December 06
June 13   December 21
June 27      

= Full Moon
= New Moon