Image drawn by Tarkai
In yoga the moon is associated with receptivity, coolness, silver and free flowing energy. This sequence taps those qualities.
I love this variation as it allows me to progressively free my hips and shoulders. I often spend time in each pose, allowing my body to move as required.
I also like the fact that sequence will take us to face each direction of the room we are practising in, as the sequence itself mirrors the phases of the moon. There are 28 steps in all - the first 14 will take us from facing the front of the room towards facing the back through the side. The second 14 will take us back to the front, via the other side.
As always, listen to your body, and adapt the sequence to make it work for you
Whenever you are ready, repeat the sequence using the right leg back to eventually return to the front of the mat. Repeat as many times as you would like.