The March full moon, on March 20-21, ushers in the first full moon of SPRING! This is also a super moon. Super moons occur when the full moon is in an orbit that is very close to Earth.
March 20th is an equinox. An equinox is when the plane of the Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun. This does not always happen with a full moon. The last time this happened was in March 2000 and it won't happen again until March 2030!
Full moon energy is powerful. It can change the ocean tides and it can impact our energetic field.
Full moons are a good time to set an intention and do a water ritual. If you aren't familiar with how words impact water, check out the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto .
Here's how to do a Full Moon Water Intention Ritual:
1. You need a glass quart jar
2. Write your intention on it. I use a sharpie pen. I keep it simple using a word or two. Example: Self-Love or Abundance or Peace
3. Fill the jar with water
4. Set the jar in the moonlight overnight. If it's too cold outside, set the jar in a window that will get the moonlight. The next day, sip the water throughout the day
It's a simple process that will help you focus on your intention.
If you haven't been to the studio recently, we're changing our boutique. Lots of new goodies to explore. If you like candles, now is your time!
See you soon!
Here at Red Door, we're always looking for ways to Keep Life Simple. Often the struggle we experience comes from resisting reality. What does that mean? Well, it means that there are some Facts of Life, Yamas and Niyamas, that once you come to terms with them, things get easier.
Through the month of March, we'll be sharing some of these Facts with you. Take what you need and leave the rest. Let's get started!
1. Frustration is a Part of Life
Let go of any attachment to the idea that frustration is bad or to be avoided. If you've ever tried to learn something new, you understand frustration happens. It's how we deal with the frustration that matters. Think back to your first attempt at Down Dog. Did you immediately find the full expression or did you need to be guided about how your hips tilted, where your elbows were and the position of your shoulders. Did you experience the feeling of frustration? I know Crow pose gets my frustration flowing.
Release attachments to outcomes. Sound familiar? Aparigraha - the fifth Yama.
By releasing attachment to outcomes, we stay in the moment. Focus solely on right action. When I practice Crow, I am not seeking the full expression. I take it step by step and do my best with each section. I repeat the process each time I practice. Each repetition brings more refinement and, over time, I've been able to find full expression. Not every time. My intention is to do the best I can and be in the moment. Sometimes that moment is my face planted smack on my mat.
Detachment can be practiced in all aspects of our life to reduce frustration.
Start practicing Aparigraha in your daily life and let the frustrations melt away.
See you on your mat!
Permission to Find Stillness, a workshop hosted by Julie Schulte, will take place at the studio on Saturday, March 16th, from 9am- Noon.
This is the third in our ongoing series of self-care workshops. We are thrilled that you are taking advantage of these little windows of time to focus on YOU. In our busy lives we often are focused outside on others. Running and doing for others. Time just for us seems like a luxury we can't afford. Nothing could be further from the truth. Remember that saying: You can't fill from an empty cup? Well, it's true! We want to give you time to fill your cup in a safe, calm and fun environment. See our Events page for details.
Registration is open NOW and spaces are limited. $30. Sign up at the studio or send a check to us: Red Door Yoga+, 62 E Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345. If you need more information or have questions, call Julie at 320.360.6564