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Moon days Ashtanga

Traditionally, no ashtanga yoga practice is done on full moon and new moon days.
In India, days are supposed to start at sunrise, so if new moon is 3.03 am on the 11th, Moon day would be reckoned to be the 10th, and this is how Patthabi Jois works out the Moon days (when he doesn't teach). However, it makes more sense from an astrological point of view to look at the time of the exact moon phase (given below for the British Isles), and not practice if it is within less than 24 hours of you normal practice time. This is how BNS Iyengar (from Mysore) works out the days when he doesn't teach. Using this method, with the example above, your moon day is on the 10th if you normally practice in the evening, and on the 11th if you practice in the morning.


Time (GMT, add 1 hours for BST)

Moon Phase

14th January 09.49 Full
29th January 14.16 New
13th February 04.45 Full
28th February 00.32 New
14th March 23.37 Full
29th March 10.16 New
13th April 16.41 Full
27th April 19.45 New
13th May 06.52 Full
27th May 05.27 New
11th June 18.04 Full
25th June 16.06 New
11th July 03.03 Full
25th July 04.32 New
9th August 10.55 Full
23rd August 19.11 New
7th Sept. 18.43 Full
22nd Sept. 11.46 New
7th Oct. 03.14 Full
22nd Oct. 05.15 New
5th Nov. 12.59 Full
20th Nov. 22.19 New
5th Dec. 00.26 Full
20th Dec. 14.02 New