Water (KIDNEY AND BLADDER MERIDIANS)
Nourish and balance the Kidney and Bladder meridians and tune into the winter season.
In a series of five workshops Yin yoga teacher, Alison Melvin and acupuncturist, Roslyn Go will deepen your understanding of Yin yoga and how it relates to Chinese medicine and the meridian system. Looking at each of the five elements in turn, we will practice with the relevant Yin-Yang meridians and work with nourishing the emotions connected with the corresponding organs.
Central to Daoist philosophy are the concepts of Yin-Yang (the Dao) and the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water). The Dao is the intrinsic balance of everything. It is the tranquility found in the middle of all events, and the path leading to the centre. It gives us a perspective that helps us to find balance among these changing elements which make up every aspect of nature and as human beings, we are an integral part of it.
According to Chinese Medicine the Water element is governed by the Kidneys and the Bladder organs. The Kidneys are our most Yin organ and belong to the season of winter. As the temperature falls and the seasons change from weak Yin (autumn) to extreme Yin (winter) the Kidneys become stressed and our Kidney Qi becomes deficient. It is therefore especially important to nourish the Kidneys at this time of year and actually we should already start in autumn to help the Kidneys to recharge and regenerate.
We can stimulate the flow of Qi and restore an overall sense of vibrancy and vitality in the body. The stimulation of Qi can also take you out of the stagnation in life and help you move through your intentions and move forward, setting up your mind, body, and life for success once spring arrives. The slow-paced meditative winter Yin Yoga practice explores long, deep stretching of connective tissue of the spine, the hips and the pelvis to stimulate and enhance healing, joint mobility and improve flexibility.
The workshop will end with Roslyn giving a mini-acupuncture session during Savasana to balance and experience the flow of Qi. Alison and Roslyn are excited to share their passion and knowledge with you in these unique Yin yoga and TCM workshops. All workshops are open to everyone with an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or Yin yoga. No previous yoga experience is required. Yin Yoga respects the individual, their body and physical and mental condition, and is suitable for people of all ages.
This workshop is given in English.
The purpose of the acupuncture session is to help calm and re-balance the body. Specific points are chosen to nourish and balance the relevant meridians and to help the body to heal and recharge itself. (Please note this is not the proper venue to have any unique and specific health concerns addressed).
Price: 45 euro incl. fresh juice and mini acupuncture session
Date: Friday December 7th 2018