(October 17, 2021)
Aloha, my yoga mates!
This week, we can see the full moon of October on Wednesday, 20th. As I mentioned before, farmers in the old Europe and America named each full moon to characterize the season or the moon’s feature. The full moon in October is called Hunter’s Moon or Harvest Moon. It is the time when deer eat up nuts and get fattened in preparation for the long winter, and when foxes looking for harvest crops fallen on the land are easily seen. That means it is the best time for hunters to get them down. (Ref. https://www.farmersalmanac.com）
Let’s practice Moon Salutation as usual as in the week of a full moon. We will activate the quiet energy of the whole body with Moon Salutation. After that, I would like to focus on the shoulder blades as we have practiced this month to make them flexible and stronger.
Regarding harvest, “ulu” (breadfruit in English) has been ready to go out from our farm. Ulu is a tropical fruit of starch, and it is more nutritious with protein, vitamins, and minerals than potatoes. Also, ulu gives us antioxidant enzymes, calcium, omega-3, and omega-6, which are all essential for healthy aging.
If you wish to try the ulu of our farm, please feel free to contact Takae 😊 (mobile: 808.386.5358 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).