Why We Don’t Practice on Moon Days:

It is the tradition in Ashtanga Yoga to rest from asana practice on new and full moon days. The reason being that the sun and the moon are in a line relative to the position of the earth. Consequently, their gravitational forces are all combined, and thus the effect of the planets more pronounced. One definitive effect of this is that the ocean’s tides are higher and lower on these days. When asana practice is done daily, rest days are important for regeneration; and the extra biweekly ‘moon day’ comes as a welcomed respite.

Moon Days 2017

Thursday, January 12
Saturday, January 28

Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 26

Monday, March 13
Tuesday, March 28

Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 26

Friday, June 9
Saturday, June 24

Sunday, July 9
Sunday, July 23

Tuesday, August 8
Tuesday, August 22

Wednesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 20

Friday, October 6
Friday, October 20

Saturday, November 4
Saturday, November 18

Sunday, December 3
Monday, December 18



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