Restorative Yoga & 5 Elements

SATURDAYS – 12:30p – 1:30p PDT
Live Streaming May 17, 24, 31
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This series will explore the nuances of setting up Restorative poses as sanctuary for mind, body and spirit. We will concentrate on working with the Chinese Meridian and 5 Element Theory of the Organic and Emotional Body.

CoraWenFullScorpionSeasons and energies are reflected in our bodies and emotions, as microcosm reflect the macrocosm, and for Chinese, seasons are associated with the elements, our emotions, specific internal organs, and certain tastes.

Winter is the feminine Yin cycle, as daylight shortens.

Restorative Yoga is highly adaptable to accommodate the needs of different conditions and physical abilities. Restorative poses have a special ability to leave us feeling deeply nourished and rested.

Monthly Option

Winter is the most Yin energy in Chinese thinking. Yin is dark, cold, slow, inward energy. Chinese believe we need to live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment. The incoming cold and darkness of winter urges us to slow down. This is the time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, and conserve our strength.

Winter is Yin: dark, inactive, cold, and damp. Remain introspective, restful, and consolidate your Ch’i through the season to prepare for new life and energy in Spring.

Many people love winter and feel energized with the coming cold and love to be outside enjoying sports and walks in the snow. Others may feel the need to retract and stay insideĀ  winter can be enjoyed by everyone if we live, eat and exercise according to the season and pay attention to our bodies preferences.