by Danielle Schwartz
There’s a reason why first response and medical professionals are busier when there is a full moon. The moon influences more than just the ocean’s tide. Our emotions can feel heightened during a full moon and an emotional explosion may even come from the typically mild mannered. This is no different during a Lunar Eclipse and may even feel stronger in some ways.
A Lunar Eclipse is a period of time when the Earth is lined up perfectly between the sun and the moon. The Earth blocks the sun from reflecting off of the moon down to Earth. A Lunar eclipse can intensify both positive and negative emotions. Awareness of this possibility is the first step to being mindful during the energetic amplification. An eclipse is an ideal opportunity to spend time observing where you may be out of alignment and to shift your focus and transform your actions to harmonize with your true purpose. Taking time to observe how emotions feel in our bodies allows us to more quickly recognize when our emotions are becoming heightened before we get to a point where we regret an action we made due to an emotion we are experiencing.
I invite you to join me for this 20 minute Yoga Nidra practice below. Before you begin, take the time to lay down (on your yoga mat or a comfortable surface, like your bed) with a pillow under head and a bolster or rolled up blanket under your knees. Cover yourself with a blanket and use an eye mask, if you’d like to block out the light. Yoga Nidra is practiced in stillness; I invite you to make yourself as comfortable as possible.
Yoga Nidra for a Lunar Eclipse
Gail Allen and Danielle Schwartz are both 500-RYT yoga professionals trained in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. They specialize in Chakra Healing, Curvy Yoga, 8 Limbs of Recovery (yoga for recovering addicts), Reiki Healing, Aromatherapy, and other modalities of healing.