• Kristen McCarthy

New Moon Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga for the Gemini Season

Join me for a new moon yin yoga practice for the gemini season that connects us to the element of air and the breathe of life.

Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the messenger planet, and provides us with inner perception and intuitive communication. This new moon asks us to care for our nervous system and mind.

New Moon Intentions

The new moon is a time of new beginnings when we can plant the seeds of our intentions for the next lunar cycle. Our subconscious mind is a fertile landscape to create a sankalpa or intention.

The gift of the gemini new moon is the ability to see through the duality of the mind to the unity consciousness of the heart. To recognize our humanity in the face of the "other."

Gemini Yoga Poses

This new moon yin practice will open the tissue through the thoracic area of the body - the chest, shoulders, and hands to open the flow of prana to the heart throat chakra and eyebrow chakra.

  • Sukhasana Variation: Place one shin bone in front of the other, and fold your upper torso toward the front knee. Breathe to release the tissue from the hip, low back to the shoulders.

  • Lateral Half Dragonfly: Stretch your front leg to the side of your mat, and place your elbow at the inner leg line. Extend the top arms and breathe into the side of your ribcage and chest.

  • Anahatasana: Move to all fours, and stretch your arms forward to the top of your mat. Melt your heart between your shoulders, and breathe into the arms lines and upper back.

  • Child Pose with Twist: Round back into child pose, and thread one arm under the other. Breathe slowly into your shoulder joint and across your shoulder blade. Switch sides.

  • Supported Fish: Add a small bolster or rolled blanket horizontally across your upper back with a cushion to support your head. Breathe into the back of your heart and front of your chest.

Do you set intentions for the new moon cycle? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!


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