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Cup of Tea: Comparison


“Comparison is the thief of joy.” 

Theodore Roosevelt

I just finished my second class at Pure Barre and I must say, it was hard not to compare myself to the more flexible, fitter ladies. But I just kept closing my eyes, focusing on my fatiguing muscles and reminding myself, "This is for me." If I lose focus on that what is the point? So cheers to focusing on yourself for nourishment and self-sustainability. 13 more classes to go!

Namaste,
Marissa Moondaughter

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Moon Days: Yoga Moon Playlist

Hello Loves,

Happy New Moon!! What are your intentions for this new cycle?

My intention is to launch my Moon-time course on the Full Moon, Oct. 29th! So I may be absent on the blog a little more these next two weeks while I continue to create this course for you <3

A couple Moon Days ago, Sondra over at Abhaya introduced us to the Moon Salutations asana. I love this asana and find it so soothing. So I created a little playlist for it.



Hope you all enjoy it.



Namaste,
Marissa Moondaughter

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Moon Days: Guest Post, Moon Salutations

Happy Moon Day!! 
I L.O.V.E this guest post about yoga and the moon today. Enjoy loves!

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Hello, Moondaughter readers! I am so excited to be contributing to Marissa's Moon Days series. Hers was one of the first blogs I started following that had a more soulful nature to it, and it has been so inspirational to me. I blog over at abhaya, and one of my biggest passions is my yoga practice. Today I thought I'd share a bit about moon salutations.


If you have ever been to a yoga class, chances are you did a sun salutation or two or have heard the term before. Sun salutations are very common in most Hatha-based practices, but its counterpart, the moon salutation, is very rarely practiced. In fact, in all of my years of taking classes, I have only ever been in one class where we did this. "Hatha" means sun ("ha") and moon ("tha"), and the concept of practicing this style of yoga is that you are finding balance between these two powerful forces. The sun energies are more dynamic, fiery, masculine, and external, while moon energies are more passive, cooling, feminine, and inward focused. The moon salutation honors the yin side of our beings, and is a powerful way of connecting with the Divine Feminine.

This is a lovely sequence to practice anytime you feel a need to turn inward a bit; to re-connect with yourself and find focus. It is also a great sequence to practice before bed to help prepare for a night of restful sleep.


You can repeat it as many times as feels right for you. I hope you try this sequence if you've never done it before! And pop on over to my blog where I share more about yoga, my photography, my life, and living naturally and with intention.

Namaste!
-Sondra

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If you have an questions about the poses and whatnot, feel free to leave a comment below for Sondra! And visit her beautiful, earthy blog :)

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