style: Chinese Medicine, vinyasa

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian – Earth to Metal : Twist & Lotus Prep

Chinese Meridians are named and related to our physical organs. The organ names describe the function of the related meridian and describe the relationships that exist between our bodies and our environment. We uncover the mysteries of Meridians and explore the energy of the SPleen and STomach pathways, and the internal trajectories of Stomach and Spleen Meridians. The focus will resonates with two of the most common qualities of the Earth Season – nourishment and stability.

The Stomach and Spleen act to nourish our bodies, and have the energy to help us process thoughts and feelings and begin to physically and emotionally "digest" our mental food. As the endless cycle of Yang turning to Yin, and Yin back to Yang, as the seed of each cycle turns over and over. All Chi moves toward the middle. Toward earth and home and center.

Spleen Meridian runs along the front edge of the inner thigh. It starts at the tip of the Bog toe and runs up the torso following a line to the outside of the stomach meridian., and connects to heart meridian at shoulder. Stomach Meridian runs down the front of the body. Running down the torso it crosses and runs down the outside edge of rectus abdominus, down front thighs and lower leg to the foot where it connects to big toe and second toe.

Lung Meridian runs down the outside edge of the front of arm to the thumb. Large Intestine Meridian starts at index finger and runs up outside edge of back of arm. From there it runs up neck and across the bottom of nose and top of upper lip, crossing the body’s center line to connect to the stomach meridian.

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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