Meridians are the pathways of energy flow through the body. Chi flows continuously, and a break in flow is an indication of imbalance in health. If a person’s vitality or energy is diminished, the body’s organs are functioning poorly, and Chi flow is inadequate. Twelve major meridians correspond to specific human organs, and Yin meridians flow upwards, while Yang meridians flow downwards. We will use these Meridian pathways as a way to work in Yoga Asana.

Class #1 Recorded October 17, 2013 @YB LAB SJC ([video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”Z982ei4DyTI” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”Stream”] | Download)

We focus on the Lung Meridian in supine poses to bring attention to the legs and lift in the chest. Looking at Supta Padangusthasana variations, standing poses and abdominal work, we bring attention to the Lung Meridian points in the Hand Taiyin

As we explore the legs in and hands as energies of Heaven and Earth, we can begin to

Class #2 Recorded October 24, 2013 @YB LAB SJC ([video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”AdhNQdvNt3A” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”Stream”] | Download)

We work with the Large Intestine Meridian in a sequence of seated twists

Class #3 Recorded October 31, 2013 @YB LAB SJC ([video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”oiOPQg5j1a8″ width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”Stream”] | Download)

We looked at the Metal element and the channels of the Lung and Large Intestine running through inner and outer arms in Hand Taiyin.
Working in a hip opening and standing pose vinyasa flow, along with opening the groin, we can uncover the sesnation of “Letting Go” in the Hubs of Freedom – shoulders and hips.