Blood Moon–Inspired Heart Chakra Sequence

Use a heart-opening poses to synchonize your yoga practice with the energy of the special moon and lunar eclipse. Learn the moon salutation from Shiva Rea.

By TIFFANY MALONEY

We are nothing if not elements, and it is simply science that elements are affected by the gravitational force of the moon and its phases. Any major lunar event, such as a full moon, new moon, eclipse, or solar flare can cause physiological reactions. When you begin to chart the lunar cycles and pay close attention to how these cycles affect your subtle body, you will have yet another addition to your mindful tool chest—another way to foster ultimate connection to yourself.

Physically, the heart (anahata) chakra governs the heart, lungs, blood, and circulation. And beyond the physical, the heart chakra is associated with love, kindness, and affection. When it is open, you are compassionate and friendly, you work at harmonious relationships.