How do you celebrate a Moon Day?

Enjoying yourself today?

For Ashtangis, today of course is a Moon Day — a day off of practice. To boot, it falls on a Sunday, one of the best of all Moon Days, along with Friday. (Why? Because it combines with the usual Saturday day of rest to produce a “weekend of rest.”)

The inconstant moon

Bobbie is teaching one of her three Intro classes today, as usual. According to our teacher, Jörgen Christiansson, Guruji said that Moon Days only applied to people with a regular (i.e. six-day-a-week) practice. Thus, theoretically, newer students aren’t yet under the “Moon Day” rule.

So she’ll be off to Omkar at 10:30 a.m. (Join if you are around LA.) I’ll be with her, not because I don’t have a regular practice, but because for a variety of reasons, I had to miss the Friday Led class. I like to think I just moved my Moon Day around a little.

Because Moon Days seem so special, a lot of the Ashtangis I know tend to do something in relative celebration of the day. Maybe 82% of those “somethings” are going out the night before since the alarm clock isn’t going to go off at 5 a.m. or so.

But perhaps you have a more creative or even more meaningful way you celebrate Moon Days?

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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