We are now at the end of Leo’s season—a fire cycle for a second full moon in Aquarius. Be sure to welcome Leo’s confident, playful, and courageous energy into your life and body! The Full Moon is in Leo’s opposite sign, Aquarius—its partner. Together they offer the potent collaboration of air and fire. Bring this Full Moon medicine into your Leo zones—the heart, solar plexus, spine, and circulatory system.
The body area for Aquarius is the lower legs, which suggests paying attention to how everything below your knees is feeling. How are your shins? Your calf muscles? Your ankles and heels? How is the mobility and circulation where your lower legs connect to your feet?
I think of waterfalls with Aquarius. This is the Water Bearer! Imagining a waterfall is a powerful way to dial in the Aquarius energy—that go-with-the-flow necessity that comes from being poured out and having to work with whatever comes. Which leads to the shape I’m suggesting for this Full Moon.
Standing Pyramid Pose Variation
Stand in Mountain, feet pelvic-width apart, hands on your hips. Step your left foot one big step forward, with your toes continuing to face forward.
Step (or wiggle) your back right foot about one foot further back, keeping it in line with the right side of your pelvis. Make sure your feet remain approximately pelvic-width apart. Your feet are more or less 3-4 feet apart and your balance feels stable. (It may help with your balance to angle the back foot so that the toes point to the right instead of facing forward.)
Sense both feet rooting and connecting to the ground beneath you. Aim to balance the force/weight/energy equally between both legs. Notice how your lower legs feel.
With your hand on your hips, begin to tilt your torso slightly forward without tilting the pelvis. Aim to keep both sides of your seat reaching back behind you in order to keep your pelvis level and neutral. Every body will vary slightly in this.
You can’t tilt properly forward without engaging your core: your spine, abdomen, and heart. The pose engages both the front and back of the body, and all of the tissues in your core. Take a moment for some fluid breaths that help you feel connected to the shape in each moment.
Hands can remain by your hips. Or you can reach both arms forward, feeling how they’re anchored in the shoulders. This will engage the front, back and width of the heart. You can also lower your left hand to lightly touch your lower left leg, while continuing to reach the right arm forward.
Think of the image of the waterfall. Perhaps you smile or close your eyes and sense the spray of air and water. After a few steady breaths to hold the shape, stand upright and step back to Mountain pose before trying the other side.