Yogaion's Moonfase

Updated: Feb 26, 2019



A short Iyengar Yoga sequence for those special Moon fase days

This sequence is perfect to do on the first days of your period to relax your abdomen & calm down your nervous system.

During the Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreats in Portugal I have come to realise that many are not really sure what to practice and most even keep practicing their regular sequence. But these are special days, days of contemplation & cleansing. Of new beginnings. Even if you can count yourself to the lucky ones that stroll painfree through their menstruation it is still a good idea to honour these days with you time, selfcare, reflection and this sequence is the ultimate aid in this.

~During menstruation, you have to learn to rest physically and mentally. ~ Geeta Iyengar

SEQUENCE

Supta sukasana 4min each side

Supta Baddha konasana 5min

“the abdomen is not hardened but softened” ~ Geeta Iyengar

Janu sirsana 3min each side

Paschimotanasana 5min

Baddha Konasana 5-10min

Upavista konasana 3min

Setu bandha sarvangasana 5min

svasana 10min

(this sequence is at first best to be done together with a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher!)

Poses best to be avoided during menstruation:

inversions

backbends

deep abdominal twists

(the pictures below are in the exact order as the sequence only Setu bandha sarvangasana is shown in the main picture & svasana, relaxation pose, is not shown as most know this one best ;-))







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