Repost: New Moon Practice

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The New Moon happens today at 7:36 am, so here is a repost of the gentle New Moon Sequence to support the body, open the heart and gently stimulate the nervous system. The sequence features Head Stand in an encasement, where a series of poses both leads you into and out of the pose.

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
• Over a bolster
• Either in full Lotus, Half Lotus or Sukhasana legs

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)
• Over a bolster

Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero Pose)
• Over a bolster

Viparita Dandasana (Inverted Staff Pose)
• Over a chair

Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)
• Stack a bolster and blankets up on a chair, place the chair against a wall and go into the pose with the upper back and head supported.

Shirshasana (Head Stand)

Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)
• As above

Viparita Dandasana (Inverted Staff Pose)
• As above

Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero Pose)
• As above

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)
• As above

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
• As above

Child's Pose
• Over a bolster

Parshva Bharadwajasana (Side Bharadwaja's Pose)
• Over a bolster

Jathara Parivartanasana (Bely Turning Pose)
• Lie sideways over a bolster with the legs bent and tucked to the opposite side.

Setu Bandha (Bridge Pose)
• Over a bolster

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
• On a chair

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)