Whereas the Sun Salutation series brings vitality to the mind and body in a very active way, the Moon Salutation revitalizes the body in a more relaxed and soothing way akin to our Yin practice. The moon is an ancient symbol representing the half of human nature that receives and reflects the energies that surround us, in much the same way that the light of the moon is sunlight bouncing off of its surface.
The goal of this class is to recognize this important aspect of human nature and how we can translate the idea into our practice. The sequence will stretch the spine, hamstrings, and backs of legs; as well as strengthen the leg, arm, back, and stomach muscles. There are nine poses to this sequence. We will build up to the ninth pose, and then progress back down to the first pose, focusing on the opposite side of the body for a well-balanced, even practice.
Downtown Farmington will be hosting a Harvest Moon celebration today and throughout the weekend. You can find more information on activities here.
The regularly scheduled 6pm Ashtanga and 7:15pm Yin are cancelled today. There will be no additional cost to attend this class, so long as you have an active class package or membership.