style: Chinese Medicine, vinyasa
duration: 60 min
Chinese Medicine sees Nature and its patterns, forms and seasons as part of the natural rhythm of life. Autumn is the beginning of the yin (feminine) cycle, as daylight shortens. This is the time of harvest, of gathering and preparing for the colder, darker season of winter.
Autumn is associated with Metal, which governs the mind and organization, order, communication, limits, and boundaries. It is a good time to finish projects and harvest the bounty of your hard work. Nature’s cycle of letting go has inward movement, returning to origin and source; the earth.
Inhalation also has inward movement, and this season is associated with the Lung. The Lung moves life force through the breath, as inhalation brings energy in and exhalation releases energy out. To let go, you must evaluate, Autumn is also associated with Viveka, discrimination. One of the natural and necessary traits of a Yogi. Autumn is a good time for introspection, to get quiet and notice our breath.
The Lung is known as the Prime Minister and brings the Pure Chi from the Heavens. We start workng with TaiYin meridians of arms in Lung and Large Intestine.
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