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Dark Moon Yoga: Five Poses to Help You Turn Inward



by Donna Woodwell August 05, 2014 09:51 PM EST
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Between a full and new Moon, the Moon is decreasing in light. This week, as we move away from the full Moon and toward the new or "dark" Moon, 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.

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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.

 
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