Now is the time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on January 31st. I will be sending out my detailed astrological report on that soon (I want on that email list), but for now I have included a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Yoga Sequence to start integrating into your daily practice.
We begin to feel the energy of the Full Moon up to four days before and until four days after it occurs. Seeing as this is a very rare and special Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, it will be some intense energy! Integrating this yoga sequence will help you navigate through this very emotionally charged time and harness that lunar energy within yourself. For detailed pose descriptions and illustrations, please visit Yoga Journal.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Yoga Flow
Child’s Pose – Downward-Facing Dog – Ragdoll Forward Fold – Intention Setting (Samasthiti)
Mountain Pose → (exhale) side bend to the right → Mountain Pose → (exhale) side bend to the left
Mountain Pose → (exhale) Forward Fold → (inhale) Half Lift → (exhale) Chaturanga → (inhale) Cobra → (exhale) Downward-Facing Dog (repeat x3)
Full Circle Flow
Chair Pose → (exhale) Vertical Twist to the right → (inhale) Chair Pose → (exhale) Vertical Twist to the left → (inhale) Chair Pose → (exhale) Forward Fold → (inhale) Half-lift → (exhale) Chaturanga → (inhale) Upward-Facing Dog → (exhale) Downward-Facing Dog.
[from DD] (inhale RIGHT leg high) → Low lunge → Crescent Lunge → Vertical Twist to the Right→ Warrior II → Extended Side Angle → Star Pose → Warrior II (to the back) → Reverse Warrior → vinyasa to Downward-Facing Dog (to the back).
(inhale RIGHT leg high) → Low lunge → Crescent Lunge → Vertical Twist to the Right → Warrior II → Star Pose → Warrior II (to the front) → Reverse Warrior → vinyasa to Downward-facing Dog (to the front).
Repeat on the LEFT side to complete the circle
(repeat x2 / each leg)
Standing strength series
Prayer Twist (right) x3-5 breaths (option for Side Crow Pose)
Vinyasa through to downward facing dog
(inhale RIGHT leg high) - Low lunge → (inhale) Warrior I → (exhale) hands to heart center → (inhale) straighten the front leg → (exhale) Pyramid Pose → (inhale) ½ lift the spine → (exhale) Revolved Triangle Pose (x3-5 breaths)--> Release → (exhale) bend front knee → (inhale) Warrior I → (exhale) hands to heart center → (inhale) Dakasana (Airplane Pose) → (exhale) release hands to the floor → (inhale) lengthen spine → (exhale) Revolved Half Moon Pose → release to forward fold
REPEAT on the LEFT SIDE – beginning with PRAYER TWIST (left) x3-5 breaths
Standing balancing series
(inhale) Single leg Tadasana (right leg up) → (exhale) Figure 4 pose (hold x3-5 breaths)
(inhale) Single leg Tadasana → (exhale) receive the right knee with both hands → (inhale) draw thigh in & strengthen shoulders back → (exhale) Tree Pose (vrksasana) x3-5 breaths
Release to standing & Repeat on LEFT SIDE
Hips / Spine / Surrender Series
Table-top (with shoulder stretch on both sides)
Camel pose (x 2)
Balasana / Child’s Pose
Bridge Pose (x 2)
Knees to nose
Supine Twist Pose (Right & Left)
Happy Baby Pose
Knees to nose
"The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished." -Ming-Dao Deng, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
*Disclaimer: The exercises and yoga sequences in this post are physical activities that should be performed carefully and to avoid injury. You agree to accept all risks and release Ashley Tracey from any and all liabilities. Please listen to your body, take care, and enjoy!
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT
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