It appears this is the year of the moon for me. We truly have had some spectacular moon rises (big orange half moon just the other night 🙂 But maybe its more about the opening of moon salutations, getting into those nooks and crannies and forgotten (avoided?) parts of the body to open, strengthen and stabilize.
This moon salutation is a variation on my absolute FAVORITE one. I first found it in a little book called “Morning Yoga, Evening Yoga” by Janita Stenhouse. We’ve been playing with it in my Slow Flow class this semester and I’ve added some tweaks lately. You will find it is a great core strengthener and stabilizer, hip flexor opener and encourages digestive health 🙂
This is heavy on the kneework, so plan ahead with appropriate props and remember to back off where you need it. I have found it especially helpful with my bad knee (2 surgeries many years ago) but it demands respect and mindfulness.
To fully appreciate the effectiveness of this flow for digestive health, be very deliberate about moving with your breath. The results may astound you!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!