Another sublime workshop with Jodie Jackson last Sunday left everyone deeply connected with a gentle Full Moon transformation… thank you so much Jodie.
Our love affair with all things hot, stimulating, and energizing, has influenced in many ways our relationship to the moon and all that it has to offer in the way of healing and transformation. We forget that for every yang, you need a yin, for every “Ha” (sun in Sanskrit), you need a “tha” (moon in Sanskrit)—as in Hatha yoga.
According to Ayurveda, the full moon is a powerful healing force. It’s associated with the energy of kapha making it a time of fullness, cooling, calming and nurturing. It is a time for creating and bringing new things into the world and for honouring the creative and nurturing forces within us. The qualities of full moon energy are similar to those of Kapha; cool, heavy, slow and dense. And these qualities often show up in our minds and bodies during this time.
The full moon is a time to honour the sensual side of life. According to Ayurveda, our senses are the bridge between the outside world and the inside world. They connect the body to the mind and the soul.
Many of us have lost touch with the power of our senses to inform and enliven our experience of living. The full moon is a regular opportunity to be reminded of how our sensory experience inspires and sustains us. It’s a time to fully enjoy our sensual side. So be sure to use this time to listen to soothing music, slow down and taste the flavours of your food, delight in naturally clarifying and relaxing scents like sandalwood and frankincense, or take a moonlight walk and enjoy the beautiful sight (and feel) of the moon with someone you love.