Have you ever tried a moon salutation? If you’re looking for yoga for relaxation, this simple series of poses is just the thing!
Whether you’re a yoga novice or an old pro, chances are you’ve run across the sun salutation in your practice. The sun salutation is one of my favorite yoga series. It’s invigorating, the flow is natural and smooth, and there are lots of fun ways to mix it up by throwing in extra poses.
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Moon salutation is a lesser-known series that’s just as beneficial. Unlike the sun salutation, which is meant to wake up and energize your body, moon salutation is a series of poses to help your mind focus and your body relax at the end of a long day. It’s a great yoga practice for the evenings, especially if you’re dealing with a lot of stress or have trouble sleeping.
Like any exercise, you probably don’t want to do moon salutation right before bed. Leave yourself about 30 minutes to an hour afterwards to wind down a bit. Maybe fix a cup of tea and curl up with a book!
Ready to get your moon salutation on? Check out the video on the next page!
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