On New Moon and Full Moon days we don’t practice yoga, because the energy level is either lower or higher, caused by the gravity of the moon. The gravity of the moon causes the tides of the oceans. The human body consists of 55 – 60% of water and is as well exposed to the gravitational pull of the moon.
During the New Moon the moon is further away and therefore the gravitational pull is decreased. During this time, we feel less energized, maybe sluggish and are faster tiered. This phase is related to the apana vayu, which is responsible for exhalation, elimination, and excretion, the downward movement of energy.
The moon is closest to the earth during the time of the Full Moon and the gravitational pull is stronger. During this time, we feel energized, are more active and alert. The Full Moon is related to the prana vayu, inhalation, stimulation, and absorption, the upward movement of energy.
Because of the described change of energy during New and Full Moon, the chance of injury is higher, but most of all we are physically, mentally and spiritually on a different level, somewhat imbalanced. A yoga practice, especially Ashtanga Yoga, would rather enhance the imbalance, then rectify it.
Moon Days 2020/2021
Full Moon, Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 09:30:24
New moon, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:02:37 PM Honored Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Full moon, Thursday, January 28, 2021, 01:18:35 PM
New moon, Thursday, February 11, 2021, 01:08:11 PM
Full moon, Saturday, February 27, 2021, 02:19:36 AM
New moon, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 04:23:32 AM
Full moon, Sunday, March 28, 2021, 01:50:04 PM
New moon, Sunday, April 11, 2021, 09:32:56 PM
Full moon, (Supermoon), Monday, April 26, 2021, 10:33:04 PM
New moon, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 02:01:33 PM
Full moon, (Supermoon), Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 06:14:51 AM
New moon, Thursday, June 10, 2021, 05:54:05 AM
Full moon, Thursday, June 24, 2021, 01:40:14 PM
New moon, Friday, July 9, 2021, 08:17:43 PM
Full moon, Friday, July 23, 2021 09:37:27 PM
New moon, Sunday, August 8, 2021, 08:50:46 AM
Full moon, Sunday, August 22, 2021, 07:02:15 AM
New moon, Monday, September 6, 2021, 07:52:01 PM
Full moon, Monday, September 20, 2021, 06:54:44 PM
New moon, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 06:05:44 AM
Full moon, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:57:41 AM
New moon, Thursday, November 4, 2021, 04:15:26 PM
Full moon, Friday, November 19, 2021 02:59:41 AM
New moon, Saturday, December 4, 2021, 01:44:30 AM
Full moon, Saturday, December 18, 2021, 10:37:58 PM Honored Sunday, December 19, 2021
New Moon, Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12:35 PM
The time below is in Mountain Standard Time. Add 2 hours in the summer and one in the winter.
Nayla and Dexter demonstrating what you do on a Moon Day!