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Category - Chinese

Welcome the Fire Rooster

Chinese, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales, Yoga travel

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. Since it is not associated with any particular religion or people, the New Year is a universal celebration. This year, over 18% of the world’s…

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…

Balancing a Yin Yang Sheep

Chinese, Featured, Seasonal Living, Seasons

Wishing you continued happiness in this Chinese New Year of the Goat-Sheep! We have welcomed the Yin Wood Sheep year in 2015.  It is also called Year of the Goat or Ram in the Chinese Astrology calendar. Is…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

5 Flavours of Health

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

Traditional health sciences of India and China share many   similiar concepts.  Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is usually translated as “science of life”. Chinese philosophy and social structure are integrally related to the harmony of body and…

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…