It is well known that the moon affects the oceans. During New Moon and Full Moon the tides of the sea change because the gravity of the moon has an effect on water. But the oceans are not the only ones who suffer under the moon: we are under its spell too!
It is well known that most accidents occur during full moon: tha?s because we get empowered by it and we strive for more than we are able to take. For example, a yogi stretches more than usual during his practice and gets hurts.
For this reason, in the Ashtanga Vinyasa System students do?t practice during Full Moon or New Moon: to avoid injuries. It is important to remember that yogis practice Asanas to prepare their bodies for long hours meditating sitting on the same posture, without discomfort that distracts them. Therefore, if you get hurt, it defies the whole purpose, because the pain will keep your mind wandering.
The length of a class
Is Ashtanga Yoga for everyone?
Who am I? - Mani Raman
About the importance of breathing
Lecture on 4 dimensions - Mani Raman
What is Love?
Mani Raman - Vedanta Part 1
Have you seen God?
The benefits of Yoga
Focus your mind during the practice