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Moon days

In Ashtanga tradition, both the full and new moon are observed as rest days. It is believed that, as human beings are made up of 70% water, we are affected by the gravitational pull of the moon in a similar way that sea tides are affected.

It is said that the energy from the full moon can make us headstrong, while that from the new moon has a more calming effect, but which can also make us more lethargic. Therefore, by connecting with the natural ebb and flow of the moon, we can be more connected not only to ourselves, but also to the natural rhythms of the Earth.

Here is a calendar of the new and full moons for 2009:

Full moon

Sunday 11th JanuaryMonday 9th FebruaryWednesday 11th MarchThursday 9th AprilSaturday 9th MaySunday 7th JuneTuesday 7th JulyThursday 6th AugustFriday 4th SeptemberSunday 4th OctoberMonday 2nd NovemberWednesday 2nd DecemberThursday 31st December
New moonMonday 26th JanuaryWednesday 25th FebruaryThursday 26th MarchSaturday 25th AprilSunday 24th MayMonday 22nd JuneWedne…