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Category - Chinese Medicine

100-Hr Certification – Art & Science of Restorative Yoga

Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Workshops & Intensives, YB LAB, YTT

Art & Science of Restorative Yoga Better health and wellbeing in older age is critical to us personally, and as a society. World demographics have changed and we will soon have more older people than children, which will…

Seasonal Detox and Cleanser

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Personal, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons

Since childhood, my family has used herbal elixirs and tonics to help heal the body and mind, and I remember my beloved Grandmother making strong ginger root tea for menstrual cramps or snow fungus and goji berries for…

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…

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…

Awakening Spring Green

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

Spring = Wood energy = Liver In Chinese culture, the world is a harmonious place where all beings live in balance with Nature. There are rhythms and movement in the weather and Seasons, and we exist as part…

Slow Down for Kidneys Sake!

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

“The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat, by harmonising joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and what is hard and soft. So it…

Harmonising Yin Yang – published in Yoga Journal Thailand

Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, inspiration, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

This is a translation of an article published in Yoga Journal Thailand April 2011 Harmonising Yin Yang To Squat or Not to Squat In Asia, it is natural to squat. It’s comfortable, and a part of daily life…

Welcoming the Light

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

As days grow warmer and longer, coats and sweaters are put away, and we wait anxiously for spring to burst in our gardens! The cold, grey days of winter begin transition into spring’s warmth and sunshine, and the…

Winter = Warm Kidney

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

WINTER Element – Water Colour – Black Nature – Yin Organs – Kidney/Bladder Emotion – Fear/Willpower Taste – Salty Condition – Cold Direction – North Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. In…

Autumn Aequinoctium – Equinox Health

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Yoga

Autumn Season Element – Metal Colour – White Nature – New Yin Organs – Lung, Large Intestine Emotion – Grief/Courage
 Taste – Spicy Condition – Dry The Autumn Equinox  marks the official end of summer. Nights become longer…