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Category - Healthy Living

Welcoming the Light

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Featured, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

As days grow warmer and longer, coats and sweaters are put away, and we wait anxiously for spring to burst in our gardens! The cold, grey days of winter begin transition into spring’s warmth and sunshine, and the…

Eating Good Luck

Chinese, Healthy Living, Myths & Legends, Stories and Tales

The Chinese language makes it easy to play with words and symbols. Homonyms (words sharing same pronunciation with different meanings) are common in folklore and stories.  In celebrations of food around the New Year, many dishes and ingredients…

Autumn Aequinoctium – Equinox Health

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Yoga

Autumn Season Element – Metal Colour – White Nature – New Yin Organs – Lung, Large Intestine Emotion – Grief/Courage
 Taste – Spicy Condition – Dry The Autumn Equinox  marks the official end of summer. Nights become longer…

Between Earth and Sky… Late Summer Healing

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasons, Teacher Training

Seasons & Rhythms Chinese Medicine does not separate mind and body – life situations and emotions are all considered in a treatment plan for health. Excessive emotions are seen to adversely affect the organ systems responsible for the…

BKS Iyengar Advanced Restorative Sequence

Healthy Living, Teacher Training, Yoga, YTT

Rodney Yee was my first Yoga teacher and he showed me this sequence in the late 90s when we were teaching in Toronto, Canada. BKS Iyengar gave this class in Pune, India in the mid 90s and Rodney…

Summer Heart Sizzle

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Element – Fire, Color – Red, Nature – Yang, Movement – Up and Outward Organs – Heart, Small Intestine, Emotion – Joy 
Taste – Bitter, Condition – Hot Chinese Medicine is based on balancing opposites in nature; dark…

Both Sides of the Mountain

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Teacher Training, Yoga

Traditional health sciences of India and China share many of the same concepts. Ayurveda, the ancient tradition of India, is usually translated as “science of life”. Chinese Medicine is integral to all things in traditional Chinese lifestyle. Ayurvedic…

7xSeven Sacred Surprises…

Buddhist, Healthy Living, Myths & Legends, Yoga

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. – French Proverb Sacred Number Seven Seven is commonly thought of as a mystic or sacred number. It is four and three, which were …

Bloom a Lotus in Spring

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Yoga

Spring in Chinese Medicine SPRING is Element – Wood Colour – Green Nature – Yang Organs – Liver/Gall Bladder Emotion – Anger/Determination Taste – Sour Condition – Windy Direction – East Chinese Medicine and Yoga In Chinese medicine,…

Healthy Green Livering

Chinese, Chinese Medicine, Healthy Living, Seasonal Living, Seasonal Medicine, Seasons, Yoga

Spring in Chinese Seasons Element – Wood Colour – Green Nature – Yang Organs – Liver/Gall Bladder Emotion – Anger/Determination Taste – Sour Condition – Windy Direction – East For Chinese, there are Five Elements that represent different…