style: restorative, chinese meridian, yoga therapy

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian Restorative – Large Intestine Arms

Minister of Heaven

"Energy is the commander of blood; when energy moves, blood follows.  Blood is the mother of energy; where blood goes, energy follows." -  Yellow Emperor 

This intimate relationship between breath and pulse, blood and energy is the basis of Chinese Medicine.

The Large Intestine Meridian affects, and is affected by, relationships and feelings. It is associated with Metal and similar to the Lungs in filtration and elimination. Lungs eliminate metabolic waste by breathing in Chi and filtering it. The Large Intestine separates nutrients from indigestible food and eliminates waste from the body, and the ability to digest information and release things which no longer serve is dependent on this Meridian.

It is said that the Lungs are "the priest" or The Minister of Heaven and responsible for establishing the foundation of Chi for the entire body. We look at spirit points in the hand of Large Intestine Meridian. LI4 Joining of the Valleys and LI5 Yang Stream to bring awareness of elimination and flushing of toxins emotionally, mentally and physically.

Meridian Path

The Lung Meridian runs down the outside edge of the front of the arm to the thumb. The Large Intestine Meridian starts at the index finger and runs up the outside edge of the back of the arm. From there it runs up the neck and across the space between the bottom of the nose and the top of the upper lip, crossing the body’s center line to connect to the stomach meridian.


Cora Wen

Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.

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