Beautiful first morning practice in our Turkish Shala today grounding and balancing our lunar and solar energies. This latest full blood super-moon in Aries was our inspiration as it is about moving forwards, renewal and nurturing our divine feminine energy. The focus of our practice was on lunar energy which is cool, receptive, and inwardly focused. Society typically encourages our solar, more masculine impulses often meaning that we are lead by our heads rather than our intuition. Although the aim of hatha yoga is to balance our lunar and solar energies, even our asana practice tends to reflect a bias for the solar, emphasizing sun salutations and heating. If the divine lunar force could speak, she might lovingly remind us to “chill out before we burn out.” Like a mother, the moon can teach us to slow down, listen to our own needs, and be receptive to change.

Love B xxx