Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moon salutation

Learn to let go.
That is the key to happiness.

-The Buddha

The Chandra Namaskara, Moon Salutation, has the opposite effect on your body than the Sun Salutation. It is meant to soothe and calm your body. Moon salutations are excellent to perform in the evening to get a good nights sleep after a buzy and stressful day. In Ayurveda the fiery and easily irritated PITTA types benefit enormously from doing the moon salutations.

This moon salutation pacifies the Pitta dosha. Poses focused on cleansing the liver, spleen, kidney and small intestines to hold the Pitta diseases away.

Samastithi

-center and calm down












Starfish

-be your own star
(something for the competetive and perfectionist PITTAS to learn)











Goddess

-exhale with your mouth open
-breathe out all the anger, jealousy, irritation










Trikonasana

-detox the liver and the gall blader











Parsvottanasana

-cools the buzy and hot Pitta brain











Lunge Pose

(keep the arms down IF you have too much heat, anger, irritation)

-increase stamina








Anjaneyasana

-keep the knee slightly raised above the mat

-strengthens the concentration










Ardha Malasana

-stimulates the spleen and the fluidity / blood flow in the hips











Ardha Malasana













Lunge Pose

-press down the excess fire
-massage the abdominal organs











Anjaneyasana

-improve the balance











Parsvottanasana

-stabilizes the blood pressure











Trikonasana

-aids the Pitta diseases like IBS, ulcers, heartburn











Goddess

-opens the chest and makes space for the heart











Starfish

-connect with your center











Samastithi

-realign the body

8 comments:

  1. Härligt med månhälsningar!

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  2. Wow, Sue. This is so beautiful. xoxo :)

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  3. Please enjoy the moon salutation!

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  4. Hej hej!
    Vilka underbara bilder! Är dem på dig? Det var en lite annorlunda chandra namaskara än den jag är van vid, ska pröva det snart.

    Namaste!
    Nu har jag lärt mig en massa nya saker.

    Ps. Vad fin bloggen har blivit

    Ljus*
    /V

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  5. Jag läser, tittar på dina vackra bilder och lär.....kram Heléne

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  6. Tack för lektionen, jag måste prova, har bara gjort solhälsningar. Vilka fina bilder, du borde göra en bok!

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  7. Nice pictures. I have only done Sun Salutations so far..

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