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Author - Cora Wen

Wood Horse to Mind Your Chariot

Chinese, Myths & Legends, Uncategorized

HEED YOUR STEED Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4712 begins on Jan. 31, 2014, and 1 in every 6 people in the world will be celebrating the Year…

Heart Speak

Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Language

Crossing Multi Culti Bridges If you have spent any time with Asian people, you may notice the world of difference in the way we think, act and treat each other than in the West. As someone who is…

Ahhhh, Savasana

Healthy Living, Yoga

Savasana is being without was, being without will be. It is being without anyone who is. ~ B.K.S. Iyengar Stress Relief There are some things in life that are universal. Some are helpful and some are not. Stress…

The Power of Rest – Restorative Yoga as Treatment

Chinese Medicine, Featured, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

Yoga as Medicine There is growing evidence that Yoga is an effective rehabilitation tool. Medical institutions and leading health organisations have tested the efficacy of Yoga in clinical trials for cancer treatment and rehabilitation, heart disease, PTSD, metabolic…

Yin Yang Returns to Earth

Chinese, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Teacher Training

Summer Heat As the summer heat fades into memory, we move from the Late Summer season to Autumn. Nights become longer and days shorter as we slide into a cooler season. Times of transition are challenging for our…

Blue Moon Love

inspiration, Personal, Prayer

I lost someone this week, who was very dear to me. From a very long time ago. But it feels like just yesterday we were 13 and running around in those woods in Vermont. Do you have a…

Returning to the Center of Balance

Chinese, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training

ELEMENT OF SUMMER Summer is Fire, one of the Five Elements. Fire is the fiercest yang energy; excitement, assertiveness and exuberance brightening life with light and clarity. It’s associated with the heart and small intestines, clarity and compassion,…

Blue Butterfly Dreaming


Costa Rica Dreaming I remember being in Costa Rica years ago at Samasati Resort when it first opened. It was a long time ago, and we walked into the yoga room that evening listening to the sounds of…

Mudras to Manifest Energy

Bhutan, Buddhist, inspiration, Prayer, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

My last post talked about what Mudras are and what they represent. There are many mudras and variations in each country for usage and meaning. Ive put together a list of some of the most common ones found…

Mudras for Meditation

Bhutan, Buddhist, Myths & Legends, Prayer, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

मुद्राis mudrā, literally means a “seal” in Sanskrit. A mudrā is a symbolic gesture in Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism, and a spiritual and energetic seal in the spiritual practice of East Asian religions. Some mudrās involve the entire body,…