Melting Heart pose is perfect for a New Moon in Gemini. New Moons are exquisite times to rest and surrender into a more yin-like space, to pause and look inward, and to plant good wishes/goals/intentions for your body, spirit, and behavior in the 28 days ahead.
The power for healing at this New Moon comes from the concentration of the Sun and Moon in Gemini. Let this draw your attention to the lungs, shoulders, arms, and hands. Become gently aware of both sides of your body and your breath, all of which are integral to this pose.
Find a comfortable and supportive place to come to your hands and knees. While keeping your hips over your knees, drop down to your elbows and start to lower your head towards the ground.
You might need to shift your knees wider or tilt your pelvis in such a way to stay comfortable there.
Then try reaching your arms out further in front of you while simultaneously “melting” your chest and ribs down.
You might find all your finger pads connecting to the ground while lifting your wrists and elbows up so that you find a steady sensation of stretch for the arms and shoulders.
Allow your belly to stay soft and your breath to fill your torso and lungs to capacity before welcoming the long exhales for release.
Try to stay for 5 breaths, or even up to a minute or more.
Welcome yourself into the new Gemini cycle. Let go of the past. A new season is beginning soon.
Jenn Falk lives in the Boston area and has been teaching yoga since 2006. She guides her classes using a blend of yoga tradition, intuition, energy awareness, and the cycles of the Moon. She calls her style of yoga “Lunar Love Flow” which is also the title of her recently published book by the same name.