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A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio

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The total Moon in Might 2022 coincides with a lunar eclipse within the water signal of Scorpio. Above all else, this lunation will assist us get clear in regards to the path we’re taking. The lunar eclipse takes us again to ourselves, it attracts us to our coronary heart for solutions. Scorpio reconnects us to our internal world, our underworld, our instinct, and our internal truths. And the sunshine of this full Moon permits us to open to new energies, which, in flip, permits the facility of self-love to heal and carry us, bringing us again in contact with the a part of us that feels most like ourselves.

As we reconnect with our our bodies, our breath, and our internal stillness, we will entry the a part of us that understands what to resume, what to simply accept, or what to launch. So typically we’re in our busy lives, busy our bodies, and busy minds. On this observe, we’ve got the prospect to attach intimately with ourselves. We do that so we will hear, so we will really feel, so we will hear. Honor no matter comes up in your physique, in your thoughts, in your breath, and in your coronary heart.

Take a second to heart your breath in your coronary heart. Witness, with out judgment, what comes. Let the vitality stream. Let your physique be in movement—cleaning, clearing, and connecting to a deeper degree of your self. Freely transfer by way of these postures. Let your physique launch long-held info, restore stability, and produce within the feeling of a sustainable peace. This observe evokes us to hunt out sources that deliver us extra peace in life and in ourselves and attracts the vitality of peace into us and throughout us.

A yoga observe for the complete Moon in Scorpio

Heat up

Start standing on the entrance of the mat in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), along with your huge toes collectively and your heels barely aside. In case you want, please take your ft hip-width aside. Draw your tailbone down and root down by way of your heels and the balls of your ft. Raise up by way of your sternum and crown. Draw your shoulder blades down your again, draw your chin barely in, and carry your pelvic ground.

Take a second. Shut your eyes. How do you are feeling? The place in your physique might use somewhat area, somewhat launch, somewhat satisfaction, somewhat freedom? Simply verify in. Search. Breathe that each one in as you slowly inhale by way of your nostril, after which sigh it out by way of your mouth. Repeat 2 extra occasions, please. Breathe in all that info. Then breathe it out, letting the exhale free your spirit. Inhale the breath in, exhale the breath out.

Push down by way of your ft as you carry by way of your crown. Place your left hand in your stomach and your proper hand in your coronary heart and easily join. That’s the phrase on your observe at this time: Join.

Let’s start. Please heat up with 3 Solar Salutation A and a couple of Solar Salutation B.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Warrior II Pose

From Downward-Dealing with Canine Pose, step your proper foot ahead into Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II Pose), spinning your again heel flat and reaching your proper fingertips ahead, your left fingertips again. Push by way of your entrance heel and sink deeper into your entrance leg whereas nonetheless urgent by way of the outer fringe of your again foot and interesting your again leg. Raise your pelvic ground, carry your crown. Breathe in, breathe out.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Viparita Virabhadrasana (Reverse Warrior)

From Warrior II, breathe in and attain up and again into Reverse Warrior, entrance leg robust, entrance heel urgent down.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Utthita Parsvakonasana (Prolonged Aspect Angle)

From Reverse Warrior, breathe out as you press by way of your again leg and produce your left hand exterior your left foot and sweep your prime arm overhead. You may modify the pose in order that your left elbow is in your left knee. You may also attain your proper arm straight up or deliver your proper hand to your proper hip. Maintain partaking your entrance heel and drawing your left hip again. Again leg robust, physique robust, dedicated. Be proper right here. Join.

Circulation

Please discover your approach to Downward-Dealing with Canine. Repeat Warrior II, Reverse Warrior, and Prolonged Aspect Angle on the opposite facet. Then repeat two occasions, flowing by way of the sequence with one breath per motion, pausing 5 breaths in Downward-Dealing with Canine.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

From Downward-Dealing with Canine, transfer steadily along with your breath as you step your proper foot ahead into Warrior 2, inhale and attain up and again into Reverse Warrior. Exhale and transfer with energy as you come into Prolonged Aspect Angle. Place your left left hand in your hip, take your gaze right down to your proper toes, and attain your proper hand out to the facet and somewhat ahead of your proper foot. Come onto the fingertips of your proper hand to create extra space within the chest. Maintain your left hand at your hip as you carry your leg leg and stack your left hip on prime of your proper. Flex your left foot. Agency your proper leg, press by way of your proper heel, and produce your left hand to your chest. Breathe into your coronary heart. Open your chest somewhat deeper as you lean barely again. Launch your left hand down and switch your chest to face the mat, coming right into a standing L pose.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Utthita Hasta Pandangusthasana (Prolonged Hand-to-Large-Toe Pose)

From standing L, gaze ahead as you slowly come to standing, bending your left knee and drawing it into your chest. Together with your knee nonetheless bent, hook your index and center fingers round your huge toe. Keep right here with a bent knee or start to press by way of your left heel and straighten your left leg straight ahead. Agency your standing leg and hold your gaze ahead as you are taking your left leg out to the facet. Draw your tailbone down and carry by way of the chest. Breathe right here. Deliver your leg again to heart.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance or Dancer Pose)

Bend your left knee and produce it to satisfy your proper knee. Rotate your left arm again behind you and seize maintain of the within of your left foot. Please attain your proper arm alongside your proper ear. Kick your left foot again into your left hand and lean ahead. Go to no matter bend feels good in your physique and lengthen your self right here.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Balasana (Baby’s Pose)

From Dancer, launch your left foot. Nevertheless you want to arrive there, come into Baby’s Pose. Deliver your knees out broad, huge toes collectively, hips sink again in the direction of your heels. Prolong your chest and arms ahead. Loosen up your chin in the direction of your chest if it feels higher. Relaxation for five breaths. Pause right here, taking all that in. Discover what’s arising for you. Hook up with it, connect with your breath, let no matter wants to depart, depart.  No matter it’s worthwhile to let your self obtain, open to that right here.

Come again into Downward-Dealing with Canine. Repeat the stream on the second facet. As soon as that’s full, come to standing, inserting your palms anyplace in your physique or by your facet. Take a deep breath out right here. Launch what you don’t want, herald what you do want. Discover. Hook up with what you want right here.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

From standing, please decrease your self to standing in your knees, bringing them hips-width aside. We’re coming into Camel Pose along with your palms on the low again. Raise your chest, attain again on your heels, and proceed to carry your chest. Upon getting robust engagement right here, if it feels snug for you, place your proper hand in your coronary heart and carry your coronary heart into it, urgent it open somewhat extra. Change and produce your left hand to your coronary heart and breath in, carry up, and launch your left hand again to your heels. Really feel the complete posture shifting vitality by way of your coronary heart.

A Yoga Sequence for the Full Moon in Scorpio
(Photograph: Jon Glasmann)

Balasana (Baby’s Pose)

From Camel Pose, slowly carry your chest and head. Deliver your knees out broad, huge toes collectively, hips sink again in the direction of your heels. Prolong your chest and arms ahead. Loosen up your chin in the direction of your chest if it feels higher. Take a deep breath right here and launch an enormous sigh out. Join for a second right here along with your physique. Hear your breath, take heed to your expertise right here within the second. Inhaling with ease, respiratory out with ease. Stunning.

Savasana (Corpse Pose)

You may finish your observe in seated meditation or Savasana. Deliver your palms to your physique wherever they really feel referred to as to be. Breathe into that area, really feel into that area. The extra connection we’ve got to our internal expertise, the extra vitality, peace, graciousness, love, we supply for ourselves. As we supply all of that for ourselves, we give all of that out to others. Join. Permit your self to be proper the place you might be, related to who you might be. Proceed in meditation or in Savasana.

I’m robust. I’m succesful. I’m right here.


About our contributor

Tara Martell is a believer, non secular mentor, vitality medication lady, intuitive, visionary, life coach, author, grasp instructor, mother, yoga instructor, and yoga teacher-trainer. She has mentored quite a few yoga college students and lecturers, co-wrote a yoga instructor coaching guide, and led worldwide yoga retreats. She has spent the final twenty years searching for, discovering, and therapeutic herself by way of yoga, non secular work, and self-study. Comply with her on Instagram @tt_1love.

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