Yoga for the Solar eclipse
New moons are a time to shed whats no longer serving you – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It is a time of new beginnings. The new moon of August 21st is combined with a solar eclipse, which means energies are fluctuating greatly. Emotions are more heightened, we may be hyper, overwhelmed, drained – this can happen for days before and after the eclipse. This type of energy is similar to that of the full moon, but may be even stronger at this time.
If you are especially sensitive, you may feel the shifts and effects even more strongly.
It is great to incorporate a practice in order to allow these energies to be transformed for our highest benefit and to set intentions. Yoga and meditation will help channel the heightened energy in a more direct way.
As a teacher, I usually gage where the energy of my students are. If around this time, I see heightened and “hyper” energy, I may choose to include a class that either helps to release this through a strong vinyasa flow or Kundalini yoga blast, or, we may go into a more gentle, calming flow. If the energy is drained, the class would be rejuvenating and allow for deep rest.
Regardless of what happens in the yoga class, the breath, movement, stretching, and meditation will help release, transform, and channel the amazing energy in a more healthy, healing and productive way!
Make the best of this time, and join me this week for some healing yoga classes.
Love, Light, and Health
Elvira is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Yoga Instructor. She combines her knowledge of the naturopathic modalities with mind-body therapy, yoga, ayurveda, exercise, and energy healing.