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style: restorative, chinese meridian, yoga therapy

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian Restorative – Earth Spleen Forward Fold

Twisting the Sea of Chi

In Chinese Medicine, the Lungs are known as “The Minister of Heaven” and are responsible for establishing the foundation of Ch’i for the body. Both Lung meridian and Large Intestine meridian are related to Metal Element. The Lungs are responsible for self-protection and self-preservation, and the positive psycho-emotional attributes are righteousness, dignity, integrity, and self-esteem. The negative are disappointment, sadness, grief, despair, anxiety, shame, and sorrow.

The Lungs take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide, much as trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. We can view oxygen as information, energy or change. By taking oxygen we create change which we expel as carbon dioxide. By focusing on the Metal Element, we can begin to unravel the changes that are necessary, even if we are attached to them. This relates to physical clearing of “stuff” to the mental clearing of negative emotions, judgements and resentments.

We work on folding forward into the Earth energy of Spleen-Stomach and take care of the "Three Treasures" of the Heart-Kidney-Spleen Jing-Qi-Shen

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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