Did you know that you can make your yoga practice that much more effective by embracing the lunar cycles?
If you don’t know much about astrology, that may sound a little “out there” to you. However, as an astrologist and yoga instructor, I have experienced the power of combining the two.
If you’re interested, keep reading to learn what the new moon represents and how you can use it in your yoga practice.
What Does The New Moon In Aquarius Represent?
The next new moon is coming up on February 9th, 2024 in the sign of Aquarius. After the new moon, the visibility of the moon increases gradually until the full moon two weeks later. This makes it a great time to manifest new things into your life.
The sign of Aquarius represents authenticity, community, new ideas, and hope. So, with this new moon, you can focus on creating more of that in your life. You may be more open to finding your “soul family”, embarking on new creative projects, or gaining forward momentum in life.
So, how do you combine this with yoga? Let’s get into the tips.
Tips For Practicing Yoga On The New Moon
Hold an intention setting ceremony
The new moon is the perfect time to set intentions for the coming moon cycle. Before, you start your yoga poses, take some time to sit and meditate on your yoga mat, or anywhere that feels comfortable.
Focus your mind on the things that you want to invite into your life. Manifesting in alignment with the sign of Aquarius will make your intentions more powerful during this time. Whether it’s new friendships, getting out of a creative block, or finding ways to be a more authentic you, focus on that.
Do a yoga flow for new beginnings
Certain yoga poses are ideal for the new moon and planting the seeds for your intentions. Try some of these:
- Crescent Moon Pose (Anjaneyasana): This pose stretches upwards and brings expansive energy.
- Tree Pose (Vrksasana): This pose embodies stability and growth.
- Child’s Pose (Balasana): This pose is all about surrender and introspection.
We often store emotional blockages in the heart and hips. So, any pose that focuses on those areas is perfect for the new moon.
Meditate on your intentions
End your practice by meditating on your intentions. You may choose to light some incense, use aromatherapy, or hold crystals that resonate with your intentions and the new moon. Moonstones or labradorite can amplify the energy of the new moon.
Imagine that each of your intentions is a seed that you are planting in the ground. Meditate each day about how your intentions are growing with the waxing moon.