style: Chinese Medicine, vinyasa

duration: 60 min

Chinese Meridians – Stomach & Spleen : Backbends

Stomach & Spleen Meridian

In Chinese Medicine, the Stomach is the "Sea of Nourishment", digesting foods and fluids, and moving into the small intestine for extraction and assimilation of nutrients. The Stomach Meridian runs along the front left and right sides of the body. It starts from below the eye and travels down the neck, torso, abdomen, and down the front legs and ends at the top of the second toe.

Working with extension in the spine for backbending, Stomach and Spleen Meridian the focus. Backbends can awaken the stomach and spleen meridians, by opening the front body, strengthens legs and ankles, and also improving balance.
The Spleen is responsible for the storage and purification of blood, and affects willpower and mental function. A healthy spleen can calm the mind of worry, enriches creativity, and help to maintain focus and mental clarity.

Yoga helps release stagnation of energy in meridians and their related organs. Yoga strengthens and stabalises the flow of energy, and backbends  can offer opening in the sacral/lumbar spine and thighs, stretching th hip flexors and shoulders. This is great for anyone who is working on the computer.

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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