Friday, January 29, 2010

The pull of the full moon

We are literally pulled by the power of the full moon. Plants experience a growth spurt at this time. Just as the tides of the oceans are highest at the full moon, our bodies, that are approximately 60% water, respond to the energy of the moon in ways that we may or may not notice.

In Asheville, where I live, the past two full moons have coincided with the most beautiful snow storms in decades. Is this a coincidence? The full moon, although covered by the cloudy sky, together with the brilliant snow create a luminescence that is magical. Sounds are muffled, the whole landscape is covered with a layer of softness, and there is a feeling of warmth despite the cold.

The full moon is thought of as energetic and emotional. But just as everything contains its opposite, the full moon has a sense of serenity as well. The landscape is illuminated in a way that can never be duplicated by the sun. There is an aura of mystery with the light shed by the moon.

At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate alignment. The moon is on the opposite side of the earth showing us only the sunlit part of the moon. This brilliance is really reflected light. It is the nearly perfect alignment that creates this powerful luminosity.

Perfecting our alignment with nature brings us closer to our true self. As you practice yoga bring the power of the full moon into your practice. The end of the inhalation corresponds with the full moon energy. Feel that expansiveness of the breath. Use that to enhance your practice.

Just as the light of the moon is a reflection of the more powerful sun, we are a reflection of the Universal energy that resides within us and all around us. The full moon comes and goes. The clearness of our reflection of the Divine comes and goes as well. When that reflection is clear and full, we feel energized and relaxed.

Two-thirds of the earth is covered by water and two-thirds of our body is water. We can see the effect of the pull of the moon on the tides. During the full moon more babies are born than any other time of the month. The pull of the moon enhances energy. Let the full moon remind you of your full inner brilliance and power to align with the Divine.

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