By Deborah Willoughby
Did you know? The most fruitful time to undertake cleansing and detoxification practices is around the time of the full moon. The moon tugs not only the waters in the ocean but also those in our bodies, making it easier for them to release toxins. This is also the most auspicious time to begin a spiritual practice, particularly mantra japa.
The yogis say gazing the full moon strengthens the eyesight and the heart. In at least two Indian tribal communities—the Bhil and the Santha—walking in dew-drenched grass on the morning of the full moon night is believed to infuse the heart with the elixir of life.
Deborah Willoughby is the founding editor of Yoga International.