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10/9/18

Healing Power Of Moonlight | Moonbathing

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Moonlight is the light that reaches the earth which is reflected light from the sun and some stars. Moonlight originates from the same source as sunlight, but the moon's surface absorbs the harmful UV rays from the sun. Also, the light reflected by the lunar surface is polarized with the electromagnetic vibrations occurring on the single plane.

After the Sun, the Moon is the second-brightest regularly visible celestial object in Earth's sky. In 499 AD, the Indian astronomer Aryabhata mentioned that reflected sunlight is the cause of the shining of the Moon.

Scientists researched that the moon has an effect on bodies of water causing high tides and low tides. It also has effect on human bodies, since our body is 80% water.

Exposure to moonlight provides many spiritual and health benefits.Vital organs, nerves, blood cells endocrine system, mind, emotions, energy and spiritual growth are affected by the moon. This is why many cultures have full moon ceremonies.
Most important Hindu festivals are celebrated according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Even today Farmer's Almanac associates times of planting with the cycles of the moon.


Ayurveda and moon 


From the ancient days, the moon has been associated with feminine energy and fertility. Women's menstrual cycle is related to the movements of the moon. Both lunar cycle and menstrual cycle are 28 days long.
In old times before artificial lighting, if women were healthy, they would always bleed on the new moon, and ovulated at the full moon. Artificial light impacts your circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24 hour cycle.

Even today, in many parts of the world women still refer to their menstrual cycle as being in their "moon time". The moon cycle is described by Ayurveda, yoga and Vedic astrology.

The moon is very hot during the day but very cold at night. The average surface temperature of the moon is 107 degrees Celsius during the day and -153 degrees Celsius at night.

According to Ayurveda, moonlight has healing properties. Exposure to moonlight cools down the Pitta dosha and it is beneficial for treating rashes, eczema, excessive sweating, heartburn, anger, hypertension, inflammation conditions, body odor and more.

Sacral chakra is connected with water element and procreation which is directly related to the moon. Check out these easy steps to balance your Sacral chakra.



how to do moonbathing
Painting "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh


Moonbathing


Moonbathing is ancient Ayurvedic treatment. It refers to basking under the vibrant glow of moonlight. It can be done anywhere where the moon is visible. Moonbathing is as important as sunbathing.

Exposure to moonlight regulates menstrual cycle, increases fertility, lowers blood pressure and stress levels, reduces stress and anxiety. It is also beneficial for maintaining good eyesight. Moonlight triggers the release of melantonin which promotes relaxation.


How to take a moon bath 


The most effective time for moonlight is between waxing moon and full moon.

Spend time outside at night, take a walk on moonlight or open your drapes and windows with some of your skin exposed and let your skin absorb the moon's soft and healing light. Get away from artificial lighting.

Expose your skin to the moonlight for at least 30 minutes.

Connect to the energy of the moon. Observe moon's cool, refreshing light and absorb pure and serene energies. Looking at the moon has calming effect.

After moonbathing go to bed straight after and have a restful sleep.
If you fall asleep under moonlight you will wake up well rested, relaxed, rejuvenated and fresh. 
Take advantage of this gift from nature.




2 comments:

  1. Dear Ayurveda Tutorials,
    Thank you for this beautiful article. I will try moonbathing on the next full moon!
    Bridget

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