Darkmoonyoga
Western Astrology

Dark Moon Yoga: Five Poses to Help You Turn Inward

by Donna Woodwell September 29, 2013 09:51 PM EST
Dark Moon Yoga: Five Poses to Help You Turn Inward Getty Images

Between a full and new Moon, the Moon is decreasing in light. This week, as we move toward the new or "dark" Moon on October 4, our energy turns inward toward relaxation and restoration. You can support this inward movement in your own body with a simple routine of restorative yoga poses. These poses are recommended for quieting the mind and allowing the body to rest.

1. Child's Pose (balasana)
Kneel, sitting with thighs on calves. Bend forward from the hips, allowing your forehead to rest on the floor. Extend your arms above your head, resting palms down, or place them next to your legs, palms facing up. Breathe and relax, sinking into the posture.
Thought: I am nurtured, protected and loved.

2. Standing Forward Bend (uttanasana)
Stand with feet comfortably spread, about hip width apart. Slightly bed your knees. Bend forward from the waist, allowing the arms to hang forward. Breathe. Relax. With each breath out, allow your spine to release and the stretch to deepen.
Thought: I am free to let go.

Share a free sample2014 Jobs and Money Forecast.Master your money and attain success with this startlingly accurate forecast!

3. Reclining Twist (jathara parivrttanasana)
Lay on your back. Bring your knees to your chest. Spread arms, making a T shape. Twist hips and lower legs to one side, resting on the floor. Relax. Breathe. Repeat on other side.
Thought: I am relaxed and centered.

4. Legs up the wall (assisted udhitta padasana)
Lay on your back about a foot away from a wall (adjust distance as necessary). Raise legs up and allow to rest against the wall. Close your eyes. Breathe, relax.
Thought: My energy returns to me.

5. Corpse Pose (savasana)
Lay flat on your back, with arms by your sides, palms facing up. Close your eyes, breathe deeply. Relax.
Thought: I am at peace and totally relaxed.

 
Got Questions? Need Answers? Get insight into what lies ahead with a Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
Miley: Antibiotics or Angst?
Yellow Aura Color Personalities
Blue Aura Color Personalities
Can Kate Upton Make it on the Big Screen?
Planetary Transits Report for the Waning Moon Cycle {April 15th to 29th}
Jyotish Horoscopes for the Waning Moon Cycle {April 15th to 29th}
Creative Ritual for the Waning Moon Cycle: Exploring Landscapes
Who is Don Draper Undressed?
Total Lunar Eclipse: How to Watch Tonight's Blood Moon
How to Thrive at the Crossroads
related articles
Venus in Pisces: Get Creative
Venus in Pisces: Get Creative

In 2014, April is one of the more dramatic months of the year. Thankfully, Venus in Pisces (April 5 through May 3) will offer... read more »

 
Secrets of the Seasons: Stay Focused -- All Year Long
Secrets of the Seasons: Stay Focused -- All Year Long

Each season corresponds to one of four ancient temperaments. The energy of each season is unique. Find out what the four seasons... read more »

 
Refresh Your Spirit: Tips to Enhance Your Energy
Refresh Your Spirit: Tips to Enhance Your Energy

Spring is all about renewal. This time of year can help you refocus on important goals and take better care of yourself.... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Kosmic Kelly

Kosmic Kelly
A full-time astrologer and writer since 2002, Kelly offers astrology chart consults to individuals, couples and families around the globe. You can read Kelly's columns, articles and horoscopes in a variety of international magazines, including the... read more

today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Six days ago, the universe seemed to be in a kind of gasoline-pouring-on-fire mode of behavior. Some of that... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Disagreements! This week heats up right away with Mercury's square to Jupiter, conjunction to Uranus, and square to... read more »