Moondays

Moondays 2021 Saturday 4 December and Monday 20 December

2022

New Moon 2022 Full Moon 2022
Monday 3 January Tuesday 18 January
Tuesday 1 February Thursday 17 February
Thursday 3 March Friday 18 March
Friday 1 April Sunday 17 April
Monday 2 May Monday 16 May
Monday 30 May
Tuesday 14 June
Wednesday 29 June Thursday 14 July
Thursday 28 July Friday 12 August
Saturday 27 August Saturday 10 September
Monday 26 September Monday 10 October
Tuesday 25 October Wednesday 9 November
Thursday 24 November Thursday 8 December
Friday 23 December

moondays

2022 Moondays

There are no AM Mysore classes held on the days of Full Moon and New Moon.

Applies only to early MORNING Mysore Style classes 5.30 – 8.00am

In many ancient spiritual traditions, including Yoga, the moon cycle was used as a guide for living and was considered mysterious and powerful. As we know, the moon rules the tides. As human beings are comprised of about 70% water, we are also affected by the phases of the moon.

During a full moon we tend to feel more energetic, emotional, and are more headstrong. Related to the rising energy of the inhalation we lose our sense of grounding. A new moon will make us more reflected, inward drawn, calm, and grounded. Related to the contracting, downward moving nature of the exhalation, we might experience a lack of motivation for any physical activity.

Through a regular Yoga practice we become more sensitive to the cycles of the moon and as such it forms part of the teaching of Yoga. At the time of the emergence of Yoga in ancient India, people were more closely connected with the lunar cycle. For students of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga today it is important that on days of the full or new moon that we do not practice asana (posture). However, as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a tool for transformation, it is encouraged to consider the moon cycle as a time to study ancient texts, such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali or a time for chanting and meditation. At North Sydney Yoga only the early morning Mysore Style classes are affected by moondays. The moondays chosen are those that fall closest to the actual Australian full or new moon.