style: restorative, chinese meridian, yoga therapy

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian Restorative – Liver : Awakening Spring Wood

Awakening Spring Wood

Each season in Nature relates to an element and so Metal is Autumn, Water is Winter, Wood is Spring, and Fire and Earth is Summer. Wood-Spring is the first season and is about growth and beginnings and new activity. As cool Yin days lighten into a new Yang season, the sun and moon energy flow from one to the other, in harmony and balance. The essence of  Wood is beginnings, birth and Spring. It is a bursting forth of new ideas, new vitality and new beginnings. Wood Chi is reflected in spontaneity, flexibility and activity.  Wood is strong and flexible like bamboo, and warm, generous and supportive. Wood can be wide and outgoing, always seeking to grow and expand.

Humour, flexibility, adaptability, creativity or spontaneity is healthy, happy Wood energy. Our blood, Chi and essence are ever changing and shifting, and almost half of our blood plasma rebuilds itself every 10 days to maintain good health. In Chinese medicine, humour, patience and ability to be in the moment are signs of healthy Gall Bladder Chi. Impatience, irritability and rushing ahead of yourself show weakness.


The swelling earth teems with life and bids farewell to cold and dark. Nature moves energy from deep inside earth upwards and outwards. It is time for planting, and growth. What do you want to plant now? What crops in your garden, and what thoughts in your mind? Nurture the seeds of your thoughts, and grow kindness and compassion. Water these seeds, and watch them bloom!

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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