Awareness Connection Experience
Yin Yoga is a style of Yoga that is used to connect and balance the external environment and the inner world of the Self - the place that cannot be seen from outside.
Internal organs Opening
Kidneys genitals and anus
When we see a manifestation we should know that there is always a cause behind it. So if my eyes have an issue, it could be an eye problem or a liver problem manifested in the eyes. We need to find out which is the cause and then take action. Otherwise, if the cause is actually at the liver but we keep working on the eyes only, then the symptoms will keep appearing. If we find out the real cause, then we can be healed faster.
For the outside direct symptoms, knowledge from modern science explains more precisely and in detail; for the symptoms that are caused from the inside, ancient wisdom provides more profound information. For the purpose of health and happiness we should make use of both. True and sacred knowledge is like the light that gives us the ability to see so the pain and suffering can be prevented.
Acupuncture training from The Training Centre of Guangzhou Medical College, China has given me a grounded comprehension of Tradition Chinese Medicine. Over 20 years of Yoga practice and learning from various experienced teachers has given me an extensive understanding of Yoga. May we walk on the journey for health and happiness together.
Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP
We say the sun moves from rising to setting even though actually the earth rotates and orbits around the sun. The orbits are for tracing and describe the movement of the sun and the earth and their relationship. Anyone who is looking for a physical track of the orbit is regarded as ignorant. Similarly, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, meridians are for tracing and describe the flow of life-energy and the relationship between energy and the physical body, and the relationship between organs. The physical existence of meridians cannot be found in the body as the orbits of the Earth cannot be seen in the sky.
Once a upon a time, there was a king named Manu who was performing his spiritual practice by the river. A small fish comes into his hands and just as he is about to throw the fish back into the river, the fish requests the king to save its life. Heeding its request, the king puts the fish into a jar of water but the fish starts growing and the jar is not big enough for it. Then the king throws it into the river, but it soon outgrows the river and the king then throws it into the Ganges. Finally the fish grows so large that only the ocean can contain it.
Manu realizes that the fish must be some kind of sacred deity and bows down in submission asking the fish for enlightenment. Then the fish reveals himself as Lord Vishnu. Vishnu warns Manu that there will be a great flood that will submerge the world and destroy all living beings. Vishnu asks Manu to build a great ship and gather all the worthy sages, birds, animals and plants.
The rain begins and it rains, and rains, and rains and rains. The ship is tossed and turned on tumultuous waves amidst the thunder and lightening of the storm. Manu has to steer the ship but he has no idea where to direct it. As promised, Vishnu, as matsya, the giant fish, steadies the ship from behind and leads it to safety.