Moon Salutation, Chandra Namaskara, is a owing hatha yoga sequence designed to calm and restore balance to the body.
It is designed to connect with the cooling female energy of the moon. Moon Salutations are usually practised at night, but there is nothing to say that you cannot practice this salutation in the day, especially if you want a calming, tranquil ow to your yoga practice. The Moon salutation is a great counter-balance to Sun Salutations that heat the body, and stroke the inner re, Agni.
Hatha yoga is broken down to mean: Ha “Sun” and “Tha” moon. And in yoga we are trying to nd unity and balance not only in the body but also in the brain and breath.