style: restorative, chinese meridian, yoga therapy
duration: 60 min
Meridians of arms in Lung and Large Intestine. We look at moving from the energy of Lung Metal to Kidney Water. As we move toward the transition, we work with returning to center, the Earth. Creating and acknowledging the stillness that allows us to move into the cool dark Yin of Kidney.
In Chinese Medicine, there is no separation of mind and body. The most pronounced emotion related to Kidney Deficiency is fear. Adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce adrenaline that participates in the body’s fight/flight/freeze response and cortisol that stimulates stress. Long-term adrenaline and cortisol over production, partly brought on by chronic fear, can lead to adrenal burnout and chronic fatigue. As we move from Lung Metal to take in the pure essence of the universe, we supplement the innate essence in the Kidneys. This solidifies the foundation of life and strengthens life force.
The kidney meridian starts at the underside center of the foot. It moves to the inside of the foot and circles the ankle. Then it moves up the inside of each leg, through the groin, and up the center of the torso about an inch from the center line, ending at the collarbones.
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