Moon Days 2018 Within the Ashtanga system, it's recommended to rest on the days of the New Moon and Full Moon. The Ashtanga Master, Guruji Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, would traditionally take the day off from teaching, on both the full and new moon, as he practiced Hindu rituals that took longer to complete on Moon Days. As well, he felt learning was less effective and students were more prone to error or injury on Moon Days. The wisdom of this tradition comes from centuries of its practice across a variety of Indian arts and disciplines.
However, as the majority of our students at AYN are not daily practitioners - and as our teachers all contribute financially to the overhead of the studio - we have collectively chosen to offer classes on Moon Days.
We highly recommend that DAILY Ashtanga practitioners observe moon days (noted below) and rest from their practice, to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature - and so, live in greater harmony with it.
January 1 - Full January 16 - New January 31 - Full February 15 - New March 1 - Full March 17 - New March 31 - Full April 15 - New April 29 - Full May 15 - New May 29 - Full June 13 - New June 28 - Full July 12 - New July 27 - Full August 11 - New August 26 - Full September 9 - New September 24 - Full October 8 - New October 24 - Full November 7 - New November 23 - Full December 7 - New December 22 - Full
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