What Are the Moon Centers?

It is a well-known phenomenon that women’s bodies are closely tied with the cycles of the moon.  A woman’s reproductive system and menstrual cycle (and of course her emotional moods) wax and wane along with the moon, but for thousands of years, yogis have known that the connection between a woman and the moon is more deep and more complex than meets the eye.

According to ancient yogic teachings, women have what are known as moon centers (11 to be exact).  These moon centers are associated with specific body parts.  As she moves through the month, her moon center of influence, the one she is ‘in’, shifts too, changing how she perceives and processes the world around her.  A woman’s moon pattern is unique to her (it is said to develop in the womb), so she can move through the 11 moon centers in any way.  Each 2 1/2 days, a woman moves into a new moon center.  As a woman’s moon center changes, so too does her mood.

Understanding your moon centers and mapping them can help make sense of a woman’s changing emotions.  How do you map your moon centers?  Through careful observation.  Take a calendar and mark down where you think you might be and observe any changes.  If you are in a relationship, you might ask your partner to help you.  Over time, you’ll understand more about yourself and your nature and be able to navigate your changes with more ease.  Need to be confident in a meeting?  Don’t schedule it while your moon center is in your belly button, for example, or know to compensate with meditations for confidence and strength.

Ultimately, all of Kundalini yoga is about getting to know yourself better.  Now you can get to know your moon centers better too!

The Eleven Moon Centers and Their Qualities

Hairline — clarity, stability

Cheeks — unpredictability

Lips — communication

Ear lobes — intelligence, ethics

Back of the neck — romance

Breasts — compassion, giving

Belly button — insecure

Inner thighs — affirming

Eyebrows — imaginative

Clitoris — talkative

Vagina — depth, sharing

 

Want to learn more about your moon centers?  Check out “A Woman’s Book of Yoga“….

 

3 Comments

  1. wanted you to know that when I put Yoga Bhajan’s sayings for the moon centers your blog came up. Go you. Loved reading your Bio. No ideaI only know your heart which is amazing.
    Love there are 11 moon centers think you don’t have the eyebrows listed. Ohhh see it just in a different place on the list.
    Do you still have your radio show? Let me know where you are going to move to these days.
    Wahe Guru love to you

     
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  2. Sat Nam! Thank you so much for sharing this. It is time women all over have access to these teachings!
    There are a group of us in Los Angeles and other cities around the country working together to chart our moon centers. We have found it very helpful to enter this profound and powerful frontier of women’s wisdom and the women’s teachings of Yogi Bhajan by approaching the centers in a new light. So instead of going into the charting process seeing it from a negative perspective (for example the belly button/navel as a time of potential “insecurity”) we leave space for a positive experience and new perspective. Maybe this is a time of heightened sensitivity and intuition for a woman?
    How do we work with the valuable guidance and information that came to us in the Piscean Age in a negative framework and enter into our own intuitive wisdom, power and infinity. And how do we then share these teachings in a way that inspires and energetically supports women to begin the charting work.
    Blessings on this great work ahead of us! I am so excited to meet women who are charting and so we may continue to share our experiences and wisdom together. When women come together in circle or in spirit we can truly can move mountains and oceans and moon centers!
    In love and gratitude,
    Gianprem

     
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    • This is so exciting to see Gianprem…and I love the idea of positive reframing! Blessings to all who are charting their moon centers!

       
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