Lunar Practices for Summer

May 28, 2024

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Summer according to Ayurveda

Lunar energy is cooling in nature

In Ayurveda and yoga lunar energy is associated with the feminine, more cooling in nature, in the hotter summer months we want to balance that pitta heat with practices that are more cooling in nature.

The moon is ritual while the sun is schedule

This is a quote that a teacher mentioned in a yoga summit last week. It really struck a chord with me. What often happens around the new and full moon rituals. We gather in circles, we set intentions, we burn what doesn't serve us, journal, meditate and go deep with our inner wisdom.

While during the sun hours schedules helps align our feminine wisdom stay contained so we don't flow all over the place.

We need both to find our inner balance. Setting up our days to find that ritual and schedule is where the magic lives.

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Lunar Practices to try

  • Make ghee, milks, yogurt, coconut milks, rose jams, nut butters, make during waxing moon eat during waning phase of moon
  • Baths, flower essence, fresh water on altar, water plants on Mondays (moon-days)
  • Receptive practices daily like- Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra
  • Sleep connects you to the moon
  • Take time to contemplate during the full and new moon (creating rituals around each phase) Also why we do full moon gatherings in Sacred Seasons throughout the year.

Moon Bathing

 

Moon bathing is a practice that is done under the moonlight which happens around 9:30/10pm in Minnesota right now. To practice all you have to do is go out at night at take a walk around your yard, or neighborhood. If you want to practice moon salutations that could be done under the moonlight. The moon is calming to the pitta dosha that is why it's stated to practice moon bathing, moon salutations and cooling practices which all represent the moon energy.

 

If you're new to Ayurveda the fire element represents the pitta dosha. So anything opposite of fire will help alleviate the pitta energy. If you are more vata and kapha by nature you might consider lighting a bonfire while sitting under the moonlight. If the pitta energy wants something to do grab your journal and reflect on the following questions sitting underneath the moon.

Summer Journal Prompts

A few journal questions you could reflect on at this time of the year:

  • What do I want to accomplish the second half of the year? (This could be add more rest in it doesn't have to be do more)
  • What dosha is feeling like it needs a little more care right now? And what are practices I could do to help myself get back in alignment with myself?
  • How do I want the last month or so of summer to feel in my life? Do I need more stillness, coolness, or activity?

Your turn

Where can you create your lunar practices this summer?

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Embrace the lunar wisdom this summer months according to Ayurveda.

 

The pitta transformation starts June 3rd!

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