Moondays

New Moon 2019 Full Moon 2019
Sunday 6 January Monday 21 January
Tuesday 5 February Wednesday 20 February
Thursday 7 March Thursday 21 March
Friday 5 April Friday 19 April
Saturday 4 May Saturday 18 May
Monday 3 June Monday 17 June
Tuesday 2 July Tuesday 16 July
Wednesday 31 July
Full Moon New Moon
Thursday 15 August Friday 30 August
Saturday 14 September Saturday 28 September
Sunday 13 October Sunday 27 October
Tuesday 12 November Tuesday 26 November
Thursday 12 December Thursday 26 December

moondays

2019 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.