Through practising Ashtanga Yoga we become aware of our own tendencies and the natural cycles that occur within and around us. Hopefully, over time we are able to function more harmoniously with ourselves and with the environment we live in.


Observing moon days connects us with the functioning of the universe and makes us aware of the effect the universal energy can have on us individually.


The phases of the moon are felt throughout the natural world and humans, being 70% water are subject to the moons gravitational pull at different times of the month, giving rise to different energetic experiences.


The full moon is a time of heightened energy, of strength and abundance. It is likened to the end of the inhale when the upward force of prana is at its fullest. Whilst the new moon is a time of calmness, of introspection, the small pause before growth and expansion. It is likened to the end of the exhale, when the downward force of apana is greatest.


Practicing Ashtanga Yoga over time makes us more attuned to natural cycles. Observing moon days is one way to recognize and honour the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it.


Because of these differences in energies it is advised to take rest from your yoga practice. It is also said that practitioners are more likely to injure themselves on moon days..therefore best to rest!


There will be no classes at Ashtanga Yoga Cornwall on Moon Days.


2017 Moon Days



Thursday 12th ○ full moon

Saturday 28th ● new moon



Saturday 11th ○ full moon

Sunday 26th ● new moon



Sunday 12th ○ full moon

Tuesday 28th ● new moon



Tuesday 11th ○ full moon

Wednesday 26th ● new moon



Wednesday 10th ○ full moon

Thursday 25th ● new moon



Friday 9th ○ full moon

Saturday 24th ● new moon



Sunday 9th ○ full moon

Sunday 23rd ● new moon



Monday 7th ○ full moon

Monday 21st ● new moon



Wednesday 6th ○ full moon

Wednesday 20th ● new moon



Thursday 5th ○ full moon

Thursday 19th ● new moon



Saturday 4th ○ full moon

Saturday 18th ● new moon



Sunday 3rd ○ full moon

Monday 18th ● new moon





Ashtanga Yoga Cornwall

Drishti Shala @Costislost

Costislost - Wadebridge - Cornwall - PL30 3AP