Eclipses – Seasonal Yoga & Moon Phases Teaching Toolkit

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In this lesson, we introduce eclipses through astronomy (the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole) and through astrology (which studies the energetic effect of the celestial bodies on human affairs and the natural world).


Become familiar with eclipses from both astronomy and astrology viewpoints, and consider yoga practices that may support and balance the energetic effects of eclipses.


Explain the basic astronomy of eclipses including the relationship between the sun, moon and earth in a solar eclipse and in a lunar eclipse. Provide the scientific fact that may be the reason behind astrology’s findings regarding the effects of planetary bodies on other living things. Describe what appears to be happening in nature during eclipses and spiritual practices that may be aligned with eclipse energy. Provide teaching themes associated with eclipses.

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