Friday, May 19th is a new moon! How much do you know about new moons?
Here are 5 things to know about this coming New Moon in May!
First off, this is the first new moon in Taurus since 2021 that isn't an eclipse!
Not only is this new moon a ripe opportunity for manifestation, but it is also full of good vibes and will ultimately bring us a time of peace.
This new moon is known to have its exaltation in Taurus, meaning the moon is living its best life as it moves through the sign of the pleasure-seeking bull.
As this moon becomes new, Jupiter, the Lunar North Node, Mercury, asteroid Vesta, Uranus, and the sun will all be in Taurus. So, this new moon is carrying the accumulated power of seven celestial forces!
This new moon is a beautiful invitation to focus on our own self worth and discover how we can use our unique gifts and talents to create something meaningful.
As we move into this time, ask yourself some questions:
What next steps am I about to embark on?
How do I want it to feel?
How can I nourish myself and my creative gifts?
What does living lavishly mean to me and how can I use my creative gifts to get to where I want to be in life?
Things to do during the new moon...
Join our monthly Rise and Renew New Moon Workshop, perfect for your inner flower child! This 90 minute workshop incorporates a beautiful gratitude ritual with fresh flowers, guided meditation, a full 432 Hz healing chakra sound bath all infused with Reiki!
When I first tried yoga in my early 30s, I hated doing downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Savasana). In fact, my discomfort with that asana (pose) discouraged me from continuing on my yoga journey. It hurt my wrists and I felt disoriented hanging my head upside down. So I stepped away from my neophyte yoga practice.
Fast forward a few years and something drew me back to yoga. During the intervening years, I worked out, lifted weights, attended many Pilates classes, and lost my mother to cancer. I was ready to give the old dog another try. And this time I was ready.
I really was ready. I think that is key. You need to feel ready for the challenges that yoga presents. And you need to feel okay about not feeling okay about a pose or three. What I came to understand is that the lessons I learn on my yoga mat, such as pushing through a challenge, being okay with not being able to do it well, and trying my best, have the same value off my mat as they do on it.
So back to my question: Is downward dog friend or foe? It has proven to be my friend. We have grown to accept each other, recognize each others’ limits, and enjoy the playful and beneficial qualities of the dog.
While it’s not for everyone - although there are many variations to accommodate various health issues and physical challenges - if you feel ready, give the old dog a try. You may find you have a new friend.
Note: There are illnesses and physical infirmaries which are contraindicated for doing this pose. Always check with a physician before engaging in new physical activities.
Meg joined the Grow Wellness team as a Yoga Instructor in April of 2023! She teaches a variety of weekly wellness classes for both adults and kids!
Meg believes in the value and benefits of building a toolbox of mindfulness resources and practices, including yoga. What is practiced during mindful moments and yoga enrich the lives of each practitioner. She believes that these are gifts practitioners give themselves resulting in far-reaching benefits for both the individual and the community at large.
It is Meg’s passion to help others learn these tools and take what they practice on the mat into their daily lives.
Learn more about Meg's journey by clicking the button below!
Meg hosts two yoga classes held weekly in-studio and via live-streaming! Join her Thursdays for Yoga for Joy and Wellness at 6pm EST or Sundays at 12pm EST for her Kids Yoga Class Series either in-studio or tune in from anywhere in the world!!
MEG'S CLASS SCHEDULE: Yoga for Joy & Wellness - Thursdays 6pm Kids Class Series! - Sundays 12pm [in May]