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style: Chinese Medicine, vinyasa

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian – Earth to Metal : Backbend Prep

Darkness to Light

In Chinese Medicine, Earth is associated with routine, and the idea of “home”. Seasons 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. Yin and Yang are in a constantly dynamic relationship with each other, and as one reaches a peak, the seed of the other is born, and begins blooming as the other wanes. Yin nourishes Yang, as Yang motivates Yin.

We work with the energies of Earth nourishing the Sheng cycle of Earth to Metal element. We honour the Moon Goddess and Remover of Obstacles on a full moon night. Working in standing poses and ekapadarajakapotasana variations.

“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

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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