The meridian is a concept used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Meridians are channels for life-energy (Qi) to flow. Some modern scientists doubt the existence of meridians.
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.
Yin Yoga derives from the Tao, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga. It is a style of Yoga that is used to connect and balance the external environment and the inner world of the Self. Practicing Yin Yoga helps us discover a lifestyle that allows our Self to flow with the rhythm of nature and find a natural way to maintain a happy, wholesome and holistic life for the long term.
Wishingtree Yoga Yin Yoga Teacher Training is not only for one who would like to be a teacher, but is also suitable for anyone who would like to:
Is Yoga from India? The answer seems obvious. In the yogic culture, Śiva is known as the original Yogi. Śiva lives on Mount Kailās in the Himālaya and mount Kailās is in Tibet! When we see devout Tibetans walking and prostrating all the way from their hometown to their pilgrimage destination, we are not so proud of the accomplishment of 108 times of Sun Salutation.
I am in gratitude to my first Yoga teacher Master Run-Hua Tan (Sri Teri Tan), who had over 70 years experience with Hatha Yoga. Master Tan gave me a grounded understanding of Yoga: Yoga originated in the Himālaya area, not from a single country. Yoga is more than stretch and strength; it’s a way of living. Yoga will help to connect with the power inside. Through in-class and daily life practice, Yoga gives balance to body, mind and spirit.
Travelling to Tibet twice, including once to the Base Camp of Mount Everest was absolutely a life-changing experience for me. Tibetan people simply live spiritually and appeal to people who are seeking the essence of spirituality.
Training with Katrin and Ravi Ganesh at the Patanjali Yoga Academy helped me to connect Yogic theory and lifestyle. The Patanjali Yoga Academy is associated with Swami Sivananda’s teachings in India. Swami Sivananda simplified yoga practice to five points:
Practicing Yoga by oneself can be easy. We choose the pace, slow or fast, hard or easy, we can just choose by ourselves. But practicing with a partner can be more challenging. Choose some familiar poses and notice the differences when doing the pose on our own and with a partner. Also notice the differences when practicing with other partners. What feelings arise? Partner Yoga can help us expand the perspective and also help understand our partner more deeply. We do not have to be quiet while practicing Partner Yoga as it is a time to share our feelings and love.
Partner Yoga is a fun way to practice Yoga. Normally, we practice with someone that has a relationship with us; our child, a friend or intimate partner. The most important part of practicing with a partner is to find balance, not to look at the partner’s weakness. Instead, we look for harmony between two living beings, regardless of the body height, weight or shape. Simply share and enjoy the moment together with respect and love. Be playful and we will find peace and happiness unfold for us. By communication and trust we give support to each other. We can encourage with humour, but never criticize with pride.
Welcome to join Partner Yoga with Ivy & Stewart at Wishingtree Yoga on Feb. 17, 2019. Ivy and Stewart practice and teach Yoga with all their heart and soul. For more information please visit www.wishingtreeyoga.ca or contact Wishingtree Yoga at firstname.lastname@example.org