Virabhadrasana One/Warrior One

Movement Instructions

  1. Begin in Mountain Pose and extend your right leg back 3-4 feet with your right heel in line with your left heel.
  2. Lift your arms up. Bend your left knee, so that it is in line with your left ankle.
  3. Elongate your trunk.
  4. Hold your shoulders square.
  5. Try to square your hips to the front.
  6. Engage your abdominals and legs.

Joint Actions

  • Trunk: Slight extension of the trunk at the spinal joints
  • Arm/Forearm: Flexion of the arm at the shoulder joint, extension of the forearm at the elbow joint
  • Front Thigh/Leg: Flexion and medial rotation of the thigh at the hip joint, flexion of the leg at the knee joint
  • Back Thigh/Leg: Extension and lateral rotation of the thigh at the hip joint, extension of the leg at the knee joint


  • Strengthens the musculature of the legs, abdomen, arms, and trunk
  • Stretches the hip flexors

The Sun

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  • The formation of a healthy Ego
  • Identity
    • Core Values
    • Maintenance of vitality
    • Sanity
    • Confidence

    The Sun is a star. It is called a “luminary or light.” 

    The Sun represents your sense of identity, conscious awareness, the creation of ego, and the core motivations that maintain vitality. It is the life-affirming energy that shapes your life toward positive action. In essence, it is the gravitational center of your personality. 

    The Sun focuses, organizes, and embodies all of the functions that exist within you. This process informs the choices you make and compels you to take action. 

    The Sun gives your life purpose and ignites your soul evolution.

    • Lower Vibrations: Selfishness, Insensitivity, Tyranny, and Arrogance
    sun astrology

    January’s Full Moon in Cancer

    On January 6, 2023, a Full Moon occurs at 16 degrees and 21 minutes in the water sign Cancer at 6:07 p.m. EST. Cancer energy stimulates feelings relating to home and family. It also encourages you to look within and explore your inner landscape. The Cancer full moon creates an opportunity for deep healing for yourself and with loved ones.

    During this full moon, there is an opposition between the Moon and Mercury in Capricorn. Solutions for balancing quality time with your family and work life may arise. When speaking to family members, think carefully before expressing yourself, and let your words reflect your heart, soul, and integrity. Create a sacred and secure space for intimate conversation that allows everyone to express their emotions safely. Lead with love. In addition, Venus in Aquarius is in an out-of-sign conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. This energy will support facing fear, expressing your truth, and releasing past hurts and emotions within relationships. In turn, letting go and forgiving will inspire transformation and create healing unions. Again, the power of love elevates all.

    Astrological Energy for December

    The Sun is in the sign of Sagittarius. On December 21st, the winter solstice occurs as the Sun enters Capricorn.
    On December 2nd, Mercury in Sagittarius is conjunct Venus in Sagittarius. They are both opposing Mars in Gemini, which is retrograde. This energy inspires individuals to think carefully before communicating to avoid conflict. A loving and gracious attitude will heal differences that may arise due to different belief systems. Being open-minded will help individuals understand the moral values of people with diverse backgrounds.

    On December 15th, Mercury, now in the sign of Capricorn, trines Uranus in Taurus. The energy triggers innovative ideas and trusting instinctual messages. It supports achieving goals associated with passion projects. 

    Mercury in Capricorn stations retrograde on December 29th and will go direct on January 18th, 2023. The retrograde cycle can inspire a time of introspection and planting the seeds of growth. Individuals can reflect upon the past and plan for the future.

    Sagittarius Season

    Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter. Traditionally, Sagittarius is associated with education, religion, belief systems, and morality. The pursuit of an endless spiritual quest is a key motivation. Sagittarius is interested in learning different philosophies and having exotic, cross-cultural experiences.

    The energy calls individuals to seek their unique destiny and higher purpose. To that end, Sagittarius ignites a drive for expansion that will lead to fresh opportunities in the future.

    Individuals will feel this energy arise when they are at a crossroads in life. Sagittarius energy will inspire trying something new or moving to a new location. The Sagittarius spirit keeps life moving forward and seeks to broaden horizons. Optimism, belief, and faith are core values.

    Full Moon in Gemini

    On December 7th, a Full Moon occurs at 16 degrees and 1 minute in the air sign Gemini at 11:08 p.m. EST. During this Full Moon, the Moon is conjunct Mars in Gemini. Individuals may feel driven to express their emotions and ideas. Take time to breathe and assimilate the information that enters your consciousness. After thinking things through, shape thoughts into a passionate coherent message.

    Additionally, the Sun in Sagittarius is in opposition to Mars. This energy offers the courage to defend beliefs. Be mindful, caring, and considerate. Aim to explore differing perspectives. As ever, let go of judgments, offer forgiveness, and embody gratitude.

    New Moon in Capricorn

    On December 23rd, a New Moon occurs at 1 degree and 32 minutes in the earth sign Capricorn at 5:16 a.m. EST. Capricorn keeps its eye fixed on the peak. It strives upward, aspiring toward the pinnacle of personal achievement. Capricorn strategizes a practical, logical plan to achieve goals and will work tirelessly to achieve them.

    Venus and Mercury are conjunct in the sign of Capricorn, inspiring individuals to think about how to manifest their passion projects and goals. To discover where passion lies, sit in quiet meditation. What rises in the heart is the path to soul evolution. Sometimes, climbing the mountain is necessary to see the sun.