Moon Salutation (or Chandrakala) is a healing sun salutation for your body and mind. It is also known as the “Love Song of Pan”, and it is also named after the Sanskrit word for the moon, “sa”. This is not a complex technique or science but is rather simple and easy to understand. When you perform a Moon Salutation, it helps to heal yourself both mentally and physically.
The basic meaning of this method is that it is practised to get rid of all the negative energy that has accumulated in the kundalini energy coils in the body and help lengthen and relax the muscles. For this reason, it is also called the “BLOW” method of healing. The main difference between Chandrakala and Surya Namaskars is like the difference between chaste and non-chaste love. The Moon Salutation isn’t really energizing, whereas the Sun Salutation energy is energizing.
Moon salutation or chakra cleansing is done with specific yoga postures. The three main postures in the sun salutation are Sun Salutation (such satthasana), Long Day Salutation (pranayam) and Short Day Salutation (Dharana). These three sun salutations will help you clear away chakras that may be blocking your awakened energy. There are different styles of yoga practice that are practised to bring about these deep cleansing techniques. In the west, most people who perform yoga practices believe that performing the sun salutations will help them make new solar cells. New solar cells are believed to increase one’s physical and spiritual life force and help you maintain health.
Strengthen Your Legs
These types of postures are basically used to strengthen the practitioner’s body, especially their legs. To perform the moon salutation sequence, one must be in a relaxed and comfortable position. For instance, if the feet are placed flat on the floor or a mat, you can then curl your toes inwards and gently press from above with both feet’ soles. If you have to sit in a chair or on a bed, you can rest your thighs against the knees, but your feet can be kept flat on the floor. Next, you can repeat the same procedure for five times. After the five times, your palms should be facing upwards, and you should close your eyes.
Don’t Forget this
One important thing to remember while performing the moon salutation exercises is that you need to breathe very deeply and slowly and maintain proper postures. You can practice breathing from your diaphragm, but if you want to get maximum results, you should learn to breathe from your upper chest, about six inches above your eyes, through your nose, rather than from your lower lungs. While performing the sun salutation, you need to keep your hands together. Your palms should be parallel to the ground, and both of your hands should be placed directly below your heart, touching your thumb and your index finger at the base of your thumb. Your index finger is also a good place to start.
The next step in this series of yoga poses is diaphragmatic breathing. In this series, you will again have to relax your entire body and concentrate on breathing. Breathe only through your nose and try to get as relaxed as possible before slowly releasing the air from your lungs. This cycle of relaxation and exhalation will go on until you feel completely relaxed and cool. This is also known as the cooling sun salutation.