In Chinese Medicine, the Lungs play a vital role in governing the strength of our energy (Qi), mobilizing our Defensive Qi (immunity) and bolstering our psychological stability in the face of change, loss and grief.
The Fall is the season to give special attention to the Lungs. Through channel-focused Yin Yoga postures, acupressure, Yin Pranayama (breathwork), and meditative intention, I will guide you through a special 2-hr Yin Yoga masterclass that will collaborate with the Chinese Medical functions of the Lungs to strengthen their energy and soothe the soul.
Two Readings From the Workshop:
- Opening lyrics from a Chris Smither song, Leave The Light On:
If I were young again, I’d pay attention To that little known dimension, a taste of endless time It’s just like water, it runs right through our fingers But the flavor of it lingers like a rich, red wine
- Shakespeare Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold
That time of year thou mayst in me beholdWhen yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hangUpon those boughs which shake against the cold,Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.In me thou see’st the twilight of such dayAs after sunset fadeth in the west,Which by and by black night doth take away,Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.In me thou see’st the glowing of such fireThat on the ashes of his youth doth lie,As the death-bed whereon it must expire,Consum’d with that which it was nourish’d by.This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,To love that well which thou must leave ere long.