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Cool Off with Moon Salutations
Cool off in the summer
heat with Moon Salutations! Traditional Sun Salutations heat us, enhancing our “masculine” inner fire, while Moon
Salutations cool us, bringing forth the “feminine”, the calm and cooling waters of the nurturer. The sun brings
forth aggression; the moon encourages a retreat within. The word Hatha combines "Ha" meaning "sun" and
"Tha" meaning "moon." The practice of Hatha Yoga brings unity between the two opposites; aggression and
retreat. Today, however, we will celebrate the goddess within us all. Let’s cool off and calm down
as we move through this Moon Salutation slowly and enjoy the refreshing and calming effects of Sitali Pranayama and Adhi mudra.
Stand firm with this Grounding Sequence
The immovable mountain, the
basis of all standing poses, symbolizes the strength involved in standing on your own two feet. We stand up for what or whom
we believe in. We stand up to our opponents. We stand by those we care about. We stand firm. Recognize your own inner strength
through this grounding practice. Dedicate it to someone or something that you want to stand up for.
Go with the Flow
A group of students was interested in the chakras, so we took a little
time to explore them. These are not intended to be complete chakra practices, but are rather intended to include poses to
draw awareness to the chakra in question.