Moon Salutation

Today’s full moon is a great time to practice Moon Salutations to calm you down.


If you have been doing yoga for even a little bit, you have no doubt practiced Sun Salutations. Moon salutations are their lesser known sister sequences. A moon salutation is about Yin, feminine or cooling energy. It is a more quieting, meditative sequence. Feel free to practice moon salutations anytime of the day but they are really nice in the evening especially by the light of a full moon!

This version of a moon salutation focuses on lateral bends. It is a great way to balance out your energy. Practice through one time holding each pose for 3 to 5 breaths. Then flow, linking one movement to one breath.

Moon Salutation – Pose Sequence

Mountain Pose
Side Bend (Left)
Mountain Pose
Side Bend (Right)
Victory Squat
5-Pointed Star

Left Side Series
Triangle Pose (Left)
Pyramid Pose (Left)
Lunge (Left)
Extended Side Angle (Left)

Right Side Series
Extended Side Angle (Right)
Lunge (Right)
Pyramid Pose (Right)
Triangle Pose (Right)

5-Pointed Star
Victory Squat
Mountain Pose
Prayer Hands

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