style: Chinese Medicine, vinyasa
duration: 60 min
“In its central position the Earth is the pivot for all of the other Elements which encircle and spin around it. It is a place of stability within the body, mind and spirit. From this stable anchor, change and growth can take place. Our food can be transformed and processed by the Stomach and Spleen and turned into qi that nourishes the body, mind and spirit.”
– Constitutional Five Element Acupuncture
We work with Knees today and look at how the Spleen and Stomach channels can affect the action of the knee joint. How is your Earth and how do we move forward in life? Are we nourished, supported and steeped in Santosha?
We will concentrate tonight on the internal trajectories of the Stomach and Spleen Meridians. The focus resonates with two of the most common qualities of the Earth Season – nourishment and stability.
Earth is empathy and compassion, but can turn into worry and anxiety, just as in Nature where a barren earth cannot bear abundant harvest. The idea of “decrease” is the energy of Earth, yet also the time of extraordinary abundance. This is a time that we can reap the abundance to strengthen the body, cultivate connections toward loving relationships, challenge the intellect and develop our spiritual practice.
The patience and compassion that comes with mothering takes time, and our Earth energy may also need time to develop self nourishment and inner compassion. The more we can support our inner Earth, the more we also support the inner Mother who nourishes and feeds our creativity, compassion and connection.
Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.Learn more about Cora