A lunar greeting (Chandra Namaskar) is an ancient yoga sequence that aims to calm the mind and body while harnessing the feminine energy of the moon. A lunar greeting (Chandra Namaskar) is an ancient yoga sequence that aims to calm the mind and body while harnessing the feminine energy of the moon. The lunar greeting, called Chandra Namaskara (Shahn-drah nah-muh-skar-uh) in Sanskrit, is a series of poses that are performed in a specific order to create a cooling and flowing movement. A lunar greeting (Chandra Namaskar) is an ancient yoga sequence that aims to calm the mind and body while harnessing the feminine energy of the moon.

Exhale as you bend to the right and then inhale to return to the center. Exhale as you bend your upper body to the left. At the same time, stretch your arms out to the sides and over your head.

How many rounds of lunar greeting are there?

Although lunar greetings can be practiced throughout the month, some yoga practitioners believe that practicing during a full moon can be particularly effective. Calming moon greetings can be practiced as part of a longer course or alone as a restorative sequence to cool and relax the body. The Lunar Flow is a counterbalance to sun salutation and is often performed at the end of an evening yoga asana session. The yogic term Hatha also reflects these individual but interrelated attributes — Ha refers to the warming, active energy of the sun and Tha — the cooling, receptive elements of the moon.

Can you do the moon greeting in the morning?

The sun salute was originally designed for a morning exercise to generate warmth and energy, and the moon salute was developed for practice in the evening to end the day in a cooling and calming way. It is more beneficial to do the sun salutation with 12 sets in the morning and 7 sets of on greeting at night. Suryanamaskar is practised in the morning when the sun rises and Chandra Namaskara in the evening when the moon is visible. Sun and moon greeting sequences also have different characteristics, but complement each other perfectly.