Chandra Namaskar, or Moon Salutation, activates the cooling, nurturing and feminine energies of the body. Therefore, not only does Chandra Namaskar help to pacify the Pitta dosha, it is a practice particularly nourishing for women and children.
(Fun fact: long before large cities with unnatural lighting, cell phones, computers and tablets existed, women used to menstruate at the same time in alignment with the phases of the moon! This goes to show how far removed we have become from our natural selves.)
That being said, the more you practice Chandra Namaskar, the more in alignment with your circadian rhythms you will become. This fun and easy practice takes just over four minutes of your day, and is a great practice for all levels of yoga experience!
To our nourishing and life-giving Moon, I howl and salute to you.
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