Both full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays in Ashtanga Yoga.
It is partly due to the Indian belief that it is not auspicious to do certain things on moon days because our mind gets more distracted on those days. Since we are a part of the tradition, we respect moon days in this way.
Besides the tradition, moon days are there to provide us days to rest. It is recommended to do Ashtanga Yoga six days a week and the practice is quite demanding. Because people tend to feel worse on the days preceding the time when moon is at its peak (overstimulated before full moon and tired before new moon) those days are advised to be our rest days.
Moon days provide time for rest especially for those who practice on a daily basis in Mysore classes. Therefore on those days in the morning I will teach Moon Day classes – a restorative sequence, followed by a long relaxation, pranayama or a talk. The evening classes take place as usual, but students are advised to do a light and gentle practice.
Next dates: 19.10 (Thursday).
Time: 6:30-7.45. We will practice together so please come on time. If you need you can leave earlier though, skipping the last 10-15 minutes of closing poses and relaxation.
Price: any valid AYL pass or single class (CHF 27)