Each full moon has a name that reflects the changing seasons and the natural world around us. These names were given by ancient cultures that followed the lunar months as a way of tracking the passage of time rather that the solar year that we follow. The full moon in November, which was on the 22nd, is often called the Quiet Moon in association with the darkest quietest days of the year and would have been spent resting, going inwards and staying warm around a blazing fire. In our culture, which is very detached from following natural rhythms, December is a very busy time of the year with lots of excitement and busyness. The holiday season can often leave us feeling drained and tired but it doesn't have to be that way if we can take time to recognize when we are doing too much and take some time to rest and be quiet. To help you with this I have designed a Quiet Moon Restorative Yoga practice for you to do at home. The practice can be done in as little as 10 minutes but can also be lengthened into an hour if you have the time. I suggest getting cozy with comfy socks and having a blanket near by for savasana. Enjoy
Sarah-Jane loves learning, listening, sharing and doing yoga!