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Waning moon - Stretching, & journaling class to reflect & relax. 

38th July - 8:30-9:15 PM GMT

Inter the tranquil vibes of the waning moon with our Stretching class with Journaling prompts - Reflect & Relax session. This special time invites you to release old habits and patterns, allowing for inner growth. Trust in your intuition as Alexe leads you through a gentle candlelit stretch and personalized journaling practice aligned with the current moon phase. Let the serene atmosphere deepen your introspection, fostering relaxation and self-discovery. 🗝️✨

Your Stretching and Journaling guide: Alexe @Lunarlexe

Alexe Woods

Alexe, Universal Movement founder who loves to weave her practices together to give you a unique and profound experience. Alexe has over 20 year experience in teaching and was the co-foundered of London Dance Academy many moons ago. Now she blends magical slow flow yoga, visualisation techniques and yoga Nidra with her expertise in moonology and medical astrology that creates the UM methodology of cyclical and lunar living.

Our stretching class can offer several advantages when it comes to releasing tension in the body:

Increased Flexibility: Regular stretching can improve flexibility by elongating muscles and increasing their range of motion. This can help to counteract the stiffness and tightness that often accompany tension in the muscles.

Improved Circulation: Stretching encourages blood flow to the muscles, which can help to alleviate tension and promote relaxation. Increased circulation also aids in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, facilitating their repair and recovery.

Reduced Muscle Tension: Stretching can help to relieve muscle tightness and tension by promoting relaxation and decreasing muscle stiffness. This can alleviate discomfort and promote a greater sense of comfort and ease in the body.

Enhanced Posture: Tension in the muscles can contribute to poor posture, leading to discomfort and pain. Stretching can help to release tension in the muscles that support good posture, allowing for improved alignment and reduced strain on the body.

Stress Relief: Stretching promotes relaxation and can help to reduce stress levels by releasing physical tension in the body. Incorporating stretching into your routine can provide a calming effect on both the body and mind, helping to alleviate stress and promote a sense of well-being.

Injury Prevention: By increasing flexibility and range of motion, stretching can help to reduce the risk of injury during physical activity. Flexible muscles are less prone to strain and are better able to withstand sudden movements or impacts.

Improved Performance: Stretching can enhance athletic performance by improving flexibility, mobility, and coordination. This can help you to move more efficiently and effectively, leading to better overall performance and reduced risk of injury.

Better Joint Health: Stretching helps to maintain joint health by promoting flexibility and reducing stiffness. This can improve joint function and range of motion, making daily activities easier and more comfortable.

What's the importance of doing a class like this during the waning moon? 

In many spiritual and esoteric traditions, the waning moon is associated with the process of letting go, releasing, and refining. The lunar cycle is often divided into different phases, with the waning moon representing the period when the illuminated part of the moon visible from Earth decreases, transitioning from the full moon back to the new moon.

During the waning moon phase, the energy is often considered conducive to introspection, reflection, and shedding what is no longer serving us. This phase is seen as an opportune time to release negative emotions, habits, or situations that may be holding us back. It's a period for letting go of anything that no longer aligns with our goals, values, or highest good.

Additionally, the waning moon phase can be a time for refining and reassessing ongoing projects or goals. As the moon decreases in illumination, it symbolizes a time to review and refine our plans, strategies, and actions. It's a time to assess what is working well and what needs adjustment or improvement. This phase encourages a more inward focus, allowing us to fine-tune our efforts and make necessary revisions for greater effectiveness and success.

Overall, the waning moon phase is often seen as a time for release, purification, and refinement, both on a personal level and in terms of projects or endeavors we are pursuing. Embracing the energy of the waning moon can support us in letting go of what no longer serves us and in refining our intentions and actions as we move forward in the lunar cycle.

During this stretching class and journaling practice we offer you a gentle stretch to realise tensions and journaling prompts to guide you to let go and refine your goals to manifest abundance and let go. 

Why practice journaling? There are numerous reasons, and the waning moon provides an ideal opportunity to do so:

📓 Self-Reflection: Journaling offers a chance for introspection. By recording thoughts, feelings, and experiences, individuals gain insight into themselves, their emotions, and behaviors, fostering a deeper understanding of their motivations, desires, and values.

📓 Emotional Regulation: Journaling serves as a tool for managing emotions. Writing about challenging experiences or feelings aids in processing and understanding them, providing a safe outlet for expression and promoting emotional well-being.

📓 Goal Setting and Planning: Journaling aids in setting and tracking goals. By documenting goals, action plans, and progress, individuals clarify objectives and maintain focus. Additionally, it helps identify obstacles and develop strategies for overcoming them.

📓 Creativity and Problem-Solving: Journaling stimulates creativity and problem-solving skills. Freewriting, brainstorming, and jotting down ideas generate new insights and perspectives, offering solutions to challenges.

📓 Memory Enhancement: Keeping a journal improves memory and retention. Writing about experiences solidifies them in memory, and reviewing past entries tracks personal growth and development over time.

📓 Stress Reduction: Journaling acts as a stress management tool. Expressing thoughts and feelings on paper releases pent-up emotions, reducing stress levels and promoting calmness.

📓 Self-Discovery: Journaling facilitates self-discovery and growth. Through introspection, individuals uncover insights about themselves, their beliefs, and aspirations, embarking on a journey of self-exploration and expression.

📓 Enhanced Communication: Journaling improves communication skills, refining the ability to articulate thoughts clearly and effectively. This skill benefits personal relationships, professional settings, and creative endeavors.

As the waning moon encourages letting go and refining projects, combining stretching to release physical tension and journaling to reflect on emotions creates a holistic practice of self-care and personal growth."

What are the benefits of this stretching class as a whole? 

Here are the detailed benefits of participating in a Stretch & Journaling - Reflect & Relax session during the waning moon:

💫 Physical Relaxation: The session incorporates gentle stretching exercises, which can help release tension and stiffness in the muscles. Stretching promotes blood flow and flexibility, leading to physical relaxation and a sense of ease in the body.

💫 Emotional Release: Through journaling prompts tailored to the current moon phase, participants have the opportunity to explore and express their emotions. Writing about thoughts and feelings can provide a cathartic release, allowing individuals to process and release pent-up emotions.

💫 Stress Reduction: Engaging in stretching and journaling practices can reduce stress levels. Stretching helps relax the body, while journaling provides a mental outlet for processing stressors and worries. The combination of physical and emotional release promotes a sense of calm and relaxation.

💫 Self-Reflection: Journaling prompts encourage introspection and self-reflection. Participants have the opportunity to delve into their inner thoughts, beliefs, and desires, gaining insight into themselves and their lives. This self-awareness can lead to personal growth and development.

💫 Letting Go of Old Patterns: The waning moon phase is associated with letting go and releasing what no longer serves us. The session provides a supportive environment for individuals to identify and release old habits, patterns, and limiting beliefs. Letting go of the past allows for greater personal freedom and growth.

💫 Alignment with Lunar Energy: Connecting with the energy of the waning moon enhances the transformative nature of this stretching  session. The waning moon's energy supports the process of release and purification, amplifying the effects of the stretching and journaling practices. Participants can harness this lunar energy to aid in their personal growth journey.

💫 Promotion of Self-Discovery: The combination of stretching, journaling, and lunar energy fosters self-discovery and inner exploration. Participants may uncover hidden insights, passions, and goals during the session. This increased self-awareness can lead to greater clarity and direction in life.

💫  Renewed Vitality and Purpose: By the end of our stretching class, participants often report feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, both physically and mentally. The benefits of relaxation, emotional release, and self-reflection contribute to an overall sense of well-being and vitality. Participants leave the session with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation to pursue their goals.

Overall, participating in our Stretching class & Journaling - Reflection & Relaxation session during the waning moon offers numerous benefits for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It provides a holistic approach to relaxation, self-discovery, and personal growth, harnessing the power of stretching, journaling, and lunar energy to support individuals on their journey towards greater health and fulfillment.


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