Why don’t we practise on Moon Days?
Traditionally in Ashtanga Yoga we don’t practise on the new moon and full moon days. As the son of an astrologer Sri K. Pattabhi Jois would explain that on those days the sun and moon are in a line relative to the Earth, their effects increase when their gravitational forces combine. This effects, the oceans’ tides and our bodies, that are around 60% water. Over time, with a regular Ashtanga practice, we become more attuned to nature’s cycles and rhythms. Observing moon days is one way to recognise these natural cycles and rhythms and live in harmony with them.