First Quarter Moon – Seasonal Yoga & Moon Phases Teaching Toolkit

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Toolkit Overview

In this lesson, we introduce astronomy and astrology teachings related to the First Quarter Moon phase.


Become familiar with foundational astronomy and astrology teachings related to the First Quarter Moon phase, and with practice considerations for aligning with the energy of a First Quarter Moon.


Provide astronomy’s description of the lunar cycle including the point at which it’s called a First Quarter Moon. Explain whether the light (illumination of the moon) is increasing or decreasing at this time. Provide themes that may be associated with the First Quarter Moon, and examples of asanapranayama and bandha practices that you might choose for aligning with First Quarter Moon energy. Also comment on philosophy and mythology teachings that may be a good support for this time.

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