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style: Chinese Medicine, vinyasa

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian – Large Intestine : Transforming Metal

Transforming Metal - Large Intestine

We work on standing poses, inversions and back arching with focus on Large Intestine Meridian.

Autumn is associated with Metal, which governs the mind and organization, order, communication, limits, and boundaries. It is a good time to finish projects and harvest the bounty of your hard work. Nature’s cycle of letting go has inward movement, returning to origin and source; the earth.

Metal is linked to boundaries, and as metal expands and contracts, so does the Lung and Large Intestine. As leaves fall and nature recycles and regenerates, the power of Metal helps to release the unnecessary, and store what is needed for Winter.

Autumn is a time of harvest, but also of loss, so Grief is associated with Metal. As leaves and the last fruit fall, the riches of decay return nutrients to earth. Without this boost and enrichment, life could not proceed and grow. This is also a time of Courage, so build up strong external Chi by staying active, especially in the upper torso and extremities.

Metal supports breathing and releases impurities...inspiration and respiration. When Metal is balanced, it is harmonious and can discern what to let go of and when. It is time to breathe deeply, slowly and easily, and pay attention to the surrounding, natural environment

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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