Moon days

Moon phases 2024

11 January (Thursday) 25 January (Thursday)
10 February (Saturday) 24 February (Saturday)
10 March (Sunday) 25 March (Monday)
8 April (Monday) 24 April (Wednesday)
8 May (Wednesday) 23 May (Thursday)
6 June (Thursday) 22 June (Saturday)
6 July (Saturday) 21 July (Sunday)
4 August (Sunday) 21 August (Monday)
3 September (Tuesday) 18 September (Wednesday)
2 October (Wednesday) 17 October (Thursday)
1 November (Friday) 15 November (Friday)
15 December (Sunday) 31December (Tuesday)

Traditionally, Ashtanga yoga is not practiced on the full moon and new moon.

During these days, the sun and moon are in line with the Earth.

“Two ‘planets’ in one place, very dangerous.” (Sri Krishna Patabi Joyce)

Therefore, the gravitational forces are combined and the effect of these “planets” is more pronounced. One effect is that ocean tides are higher and lower these days. When we practice daily, the weekends are important for the recovery of the body. It is recommended that women take extra rest during the first 2-3 days of the menstrual cycle, respecting the body’s need for rest during this period.

Why do lunar days sometimes look a day earlier?

We use the Indian astrological calculation system (not just the calculation of astronomy). In this system, the period of time before the Moon becomes completely new / full is considered a “lunar day” (called tithe in Titan astrology). In addition, the day is considered to begin at sunrise, not midnight. (For example, if the moon is exactly full on Tuesday at 3 o’clock in the morning, Monday is called a lunar day. If it becomes full after the sun rises on Tuesday, then Tuesday is called a lunar day).