style: restorative, chinese meridian, yoga therapy

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridian Restorative – Metal Lung

Harmony of Forces

When energy is blocked, you can become fatigued, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and despondent because the supply of energy is impaired. Working with Metal element in Restorative poses, we focus on "Letting go"

The energy of the Lungs controls an array of physiological functions, and is associated with the energy of Autumn, the harvest,  turning inward and protection. Lung governs breathing and circulation in the chest. When Lung Chi is compromised from illness, smoking or grief, we experience fatigue. Stagnation fatigue can make us feel “tired but wired,” and can also be closely related to feeling overwhelmed or run down by stress.

When energy is not flowing, the body  has to exert more energy to keep it running well. Health in Chinese Medicine is about smooth flow of energy in the body. When something alters that flow, like illness, injury, trauma, stress, poor lifestyle choices, we can get dis-ease.

Lung 1, called Letting Go, is on the upper outer portion of the chest, three finger below the collarbone. Connecting with these points can facilitate letting go of grief, a natural response to loss, which is an inevitable aspect of life.

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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