Ayurveda & Lunar Cycle

November 23, 2021

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Ayurveda & the Lunar Cycle

The lunar cycle and the menstrual cycle both follow a 28.5 day process. There are 4 main phases that arise each month. The lunar cycle and the menstrual cycle are synced up in many ways. That doesn't mean that if you bleed on a full moon vs a new moon that there is something wrong with you. Sometimes are menstrual cycle syncs and sometimes it doesn't.

Let's dive into a few practices to incorporate under each phase of the moon.

 Full Moon

During the full moon it's a wonderful time to embrace aroma therapy, warm baths, healing gems according to your dosha, and other ojas building activities. This time of the moon is associated with the pitta dosha and the summer season.

 

The Dosha & the Gems

Vata Dosha- Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian or black tourmaline. These gems are grounding and earthy to help promote a calmness in the vata dosha.

Pitta Dosha- Pearls, moonstones, amethyst, emerald, citrine. These crystals help cool the mind and body. They bring a lightness to an intense pitta imbalance.

Kapha Dosha- Ruby, garnet, carnelian. These help cultivate inner strength and extra mojo to get things done for a sluggish kapha imbalance feeling.

 

Ojas Building activities

  • Laughter- have some fun with your girlfriends
  • Get outside in nature
  • Add ghee or dates to your recipes
  • Abhyanga- self-massage
  • Yoga
  • Meditation

Waning Moon

The waning moon is when the moon starts to lose its fullness, preparing for the dark moon. This phase is associated with the vata dosha & the fall season. This is a great time to continue to build your ojas during the early waning moon phase. As it gets closer to a new moon notice how it affects your energy and mood. Often the mood tends to feel inwards and introspective sometimes a bit feisty.

 

Practices for this phase:

  • Me time
  • Epsom salt baths
  • Restorative or yin yoga
  • Meditation
  • Goal setting or planning
  • Reiki for reducing fear in your life or a limiting belief
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New Moon

The new moon phase is when it's completely dark outside. You cannot see the moon. During this phase minimize your activities. Notice what emotions come up, also noting it will change its just a phase. This phase is associated with the vata phase and the winter season.

Practices for this phase:

  • Journal write out what you're feeling
  • Go to a new moon circle
  • Pull cards, use a pendulum tap into your intuition
  • Reiki focusing on setting a new goal and bringing fresh energy to achieve that goal.
  • Restorative yoga
  • Silent retreats

Waxing Moon

The waxing moon phase the moon is starting to grow again. The intentions you set with the new moon slowly start to grow as the moon starts appearing bigger in the sky. This time is associated with the kapha dosha and the spring season.

 

Practices for this phase:

  • Tea dates with friends
  • Movement that doesn't involve jumping
  • Embodiment practices as you start to connect your inner work from the new moon time into the waxing moon time
  • Pranayama practices that help cultivate your intentions from the new moon phase.
  • Create a in flow playlist that helps you tune into your vibrant waxing moon energy.

Weekly Challenge

Tune into one of the lunar energies and try a few practices. If you're listening to when this airs currently we just had a full moon last Friday and now are slowly creeping into the waning moon phase.

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I'm a mom and wife who specializes in seasonal living and women's hormones.  I help you heal your period pain, and prepare for perimenopause & find your balance during the menopausal years for the past 15 years. 

I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and wrote a cyclical living book in 2021- Divine Body Wisdom and am currently writing a second book coming out in the Spring 2023!  

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