In the yoga tradition the Sun symbolizes Shiva energy or masculine energy. Where as the Moon symbolizes Shakti energy or feminine energy. The word Yoga itself means Union. So to me t only makes sense to balance the two energies. Both Salutations build strength and energy in the body. Where the Sun Salute is heating the Moon Salute in calming and cooling. Both have amazing effects on the physical disposition of the body, flexibly, breath and internal organs.
To me it makes most sense to start my yoga practice with Sun Salutations and gradually shift into moon salutations as I move from standing asanas into seated. The moon salutation sequence is a great way to calm the body and balance the emotions before back bends, seated twists and forward folds
Try Moon Salutations today.