Yoga moon salutations. They are very different bringing in goddess pyramid standing side bends and no downward facing dog. The sequence of asanas is the same as surya namaskar except that ardha chandrasana is performed after ashwa sanchalanasana. Moon salutations soothe standing crescent pose like sun salutations moon salutations can be included as part of a longer class or practised by themselves as a restorative sequence to cool and soothe the body. In sanskrit chandra means moon.
The practice of moon salutation chandra namaskar is a reflection of surya namaskar sun salutation just as the moon has no light of its own but reflects the light of the sun. Moon salutations are a fun alternative to the popular sun salutations. Moon salutations give thanks to the moon and channels the calming energy she emanates. The moon salutation chandra namasakar sequence of yoga poses is the yin to the sun salutation yang.
The moon salutation known in sanskrit as chandra namaskara shahn drah nah muh skar uh is a series of poses performed in a particular sequence to create a cooling flow of movement. Drawing on the power of the moon moon salutations are best practiced at night when the moon is visible and on an empty stomach. These moon salutation yoga poses have documented benefits such as providing mental clarity and strengthening the back. Anastasia introduces the class for the first 6 minutes so if you would prefer to go right into the flow skip to 645.