April’s full moon is known as the Pink Moon – but don’t expect it to look pink. It is named the ‘Pink Full Moon’ after pink wild ground phlox flowers, which bloom in early spring. In fact, the April full moon is the first full moon of spring in our (Northern) Hemisphere in the constellation Virgo.
So with this full moon why does it feel like people are bit more crazy around us? Well, science doesn’t have a lot to say with direct correlation with the moon and the way people behave. Sorry but you can’t blame the moon for crazy things happening in your life. However, from a yogi perspective, there is actually a lot to praise and specifics to pay attention to with a full moon.
“According to Ayurveda, the full moon is a powerful healing force. It’s associated with the energy of Kapha making it a time of fullness, cooling, calming and nurturing. It is a time for creating and bringing new things into the world and for honoring the creative and nurturing forces within us. The qualities of full moon energy are similar to those of Kapha; cool, heavy, slow and dense. And these qualities often show up in our minds and bodies during this time. That’s okay because it’s a natural time for slowing down, cooling out, quietly observing our relationships (with ourselves and the world around us) and feeling and expressing gratitude.” – DoYouYoga
So whether you want to take the time to calm down, sustain from practicing yoga on a full moon, stay off the of roads because you think everyone is crazy or just simply think it is all bologna. At least do yourself a favor and gaze up at the sky to admire the moon’s beauty.
I also think this sequence – 11 Yoga Poses To Harness The Power Of The Full Moon -from MindBodyGreen is pretty cool to honor the moon with too!