Moon Series: Full Worm Moon

Building on my last two posts, we’ll continue on our journey through the lunar cycle. Tonight and for at least another day we can bask in the light and energy of the Full Worm Moon.

The Worm Moon

As a quick reminder, this lunar cycle is the Worm Moon (March 13 through April 10). The name for this cycle comes from the fact that, as we transition from winter to spring in the Northern Hemisphere, the ground begins to thaw and the earthworms begin to stir.

In keeping with the deep stirrings of the worms in the soil, we will work on strengthening a sense of feeling grounded. This work is closely associated with the root chakra, the chakra associated with keeping us feeling safe and secure.

The Full Moon

The Full Moon is a time to celebrate. Think about the good that has come from this lunar cycle so far and celebrate. We look to the potential of what will come with excitement. We celebrate in the now with practices that uplift us. What that means is very individualistic. It might mean a strong, flowy practice that celebrates physical prowess; it might mean 20 minutes in viparita kirani (legs up the wall). The main thing is that it is what you want and need.

Need some suggestions? Here are some of my personal favorites.

Pranayama: For energy, Ego Eradicator.

Asana: Sometimes my practice is as simple as doing my favorite 10 essential poses, transitioning between them in new ways. Another practice I used to love to do is the graceful dragon flow (I’m no longer strong enough to do this fully but I’ll get back to it). I also greatly enjoy the quick practices offered by Dianne Bondy like the one here. Whatever practice I do, I typically am listening to my morning yoga playlist.

Meditation: I don’t typically include a lot of chanting in my practice but I do enjoy the Siri Gaitri mantra. A better explanation than I can write about it can be found here.

Next Steps:

Celebrate successes for a few days; after that, continue the work toward feeling safe and secure. Use the positive energy you’ve embraced to overcome what is standing in your way. Overcome what you can and make peace that you have done your best.

Watch for my last post in this series on April 4.

As always, thank you for reading.