Dear Yoga Family!
Happy new moon in Taurus! Today is also the new moon of Saga Dawa, the most sacred month of the year in Tibetan Buddhism - the month Sakyamuni Buddha was born, enlightened, and passed away. It is considered auspicious to engage in spiritual practices, meritorious actions, eat vegetarian for the month, and practice generosity (Please see opportunities to support Mother India below).
I’m enjoying being in the circle of amazing women on the Soul on Fire Yoga & Surf Retreat I am teaching in Costa Rica, and inspired by this earthy Taurus moon!
I wonder if you all enjoy these astrological markers to pause and go inwards? Ayurveda plays such a huge role in yoga, so astrology and living with the rhythms of nature is a special part of it. The time leading up to the new moon
as the sky gets darker and darker guides us inwards to reflect and face our shadows. Lately for me it has seemed that there has been a lot to face and so much persistent svadyaya (self study) and awareness to address.
I always look forward to this opportunity to begin anew and reimagine the next 30 day lunar cycle ahead. With the moon in Taurus it’s a wonderful time to reconnect with Pachamama, get grounded with everything that has been going on in our lives and the world, break out of limiting beliefs, and see which areas we can expand, take action, and re-create our sacred intentions for the benefit of all beings.
I am exploring my relationship with finances, improving my communication skills, looking at ways I can get more involved with mental health, suicide prevention, food relief, and climate change. I always list out seven in my journal, but these are just a few!
I encourage you to take some time for sacred rest, recommit to your yoga practices, devote yourself to a cause, free write in your journal, ask for help in the areas you could use some extra support, and fertilize your dreams, ideas, projects, and intentions.
I want to support you in these areas, so I am very honored and excited to be offering for the first time ever a virtual 40 Day Sacred Sadhana program to create daily practices for radiant health, deepening your spiritual path, clarifying your purpose, and healing + loving yourself.
I truly believe that committing to yourself is the best gift you can give yourself, as well as everyone and everybody, because “when you love, you love the world!”
Love & New Moon Blessings!