The Moon Salutation - Tips - Bedtime Series

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Links to Moon series

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The first 2 steps of the Moon Salutation.
1st Step - 2nd Step

The 2nd and 3rd steps of the Moon Salutation.
3rd Step - 4th Step

The 5th and 6th steps of the Moon Salutation.
5th Step - 6th Step

The 7th and 8th steps of the Moon Salutation.
7th Step - 8th Step

The 9th and 10th steps of the Moon Salutation.
9th Step - 10th Step

The 11th and 12th steps of the Moon Salutation.
11th Step - 12th Step

The 13th and 14th (same as the 1st) steps of the Moon Salutation.
13th Step - 14th Step

Moon Phases

New Moon - Invisible Waxing Crescent Moon

New Moon - Waxing Crescent

1st Quarter Moon Waxing Gibbous Moon

1st Qtr. - Waxing Gibbous

Full Moon Waning Gibbous Moon

Full Moon - Waning Gibbous

Last Quarter Moon Waning Crescent Moon

Last Qtr. - Waning Crescent


January: Full Wolf Moon—Storm Moon—Old Moon—Moon after Yule

February: Full Snow Moon—Chaste Moon—Hunger Moon—Wolf Moon

March: Full Worm—Seed Moon—Harvest Moon—Sap Moon—Crow Moon—Lenten Moon

April: Full Pink Moon—Hare Moon—Grass Moon—Egg Moon

May: Full Flower Moon—Dyad Moon—Planting Moon—Milk Moon (Dyad: Latin for twin stars of the constellation of Castor and Pollux.)

June: Full Strawberry Moon—Mead Moon—Rose Moon—Flower Moon

July: Full Buck Moon—Wort Moon—Thunder Moon—Hay Moon

August: Full Sturgeon Moon—Barley Moon—Green Corn Moon—Grain Moon

September: Full Harvest Moon—Blood Moon

October: Full Hunters Moon—Snow Moon

November: Beaver Moon—Oak Moon—Frosty Moon

December: Long Night Moon or Full Cold Moon—Wolf Moon—Before Yule Moon

When there are two full moons in one month, it is called “Blue Moon Month.”

To learn more about Moon Names, check out the Almanac sites at The 8 Phases of the Moon—Part 3 —Websites

Simplified Version

  • Create a Moon Salutation series by performing Steps 3 through Step 13. When you are finished, include Step 14 to center yourself and breathe slowly for a while before lying down to relax and focus on what you have just done with your body and mind.
  • Lie down on the floor on your back in the Corpse position (= Shavasana). Details are given in the Relaxation pages.
  • Bedtime Moon Series

  • If you practice this Moon series before retiring for the night, concentrate on your Solar Plexus instead of between your eyebrows. This will help you to sleep soundly.
  • With each inhalation, visualize the energy from your solar plexus as it radiates into your body through your navel and relaxes your entire body and any thoughts that are lingering in your mind.
  • Whether you are inhaling, exhaling, or holding your breath—concentrate on your Solar Plexus, also known as the 3rd Chakra (Manipura). This area is ruled astrologically by the planet Mars.
  • In Sanskrit it is manas (= mind) and surya (= sun), because it is situated in the area between the navel and the ribcage.

Good Books

There are always great books to purchase on subjects covered in this section. However, my favorite is:

  • The Serpent Power - The Secrets of Tantric and Shakti Yoga by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe). Learn about the Chakra system and how the Kundalini can be used to awaken the centers of your spiritual nervous system (which is connected to your physical nervous system).

A Little History

According to the World Book of NASA, “By 1651, two Jesuit scholars from Italy, the astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the mathematician and physicist Franceso M. Grimaldi, had completed a map of the moon. That map established the naming system for lunar features that is still in use.”

To learn all about Moon, go to the next link below. You might be very surprised by what you learn.

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