Yin Intensive Late Summer-Earth/Autumn-Metal
A moment of self-care and nourishment to boost your energy level!
In China as well as all wisdom that comes from the East, people were very close to nature.They always believed that human beings are part of nature and cosmos. They accepted that we are part of a whole and that only by following the same laws and the same order we can maintain our health and develop a natural spiritual life, which for them is part of nature itself.
The Five Element Theory
Through observation, which is characteristic for the oriental mind, thy discovered that nature was composed of different cycles, each one with a distinct energetic quality. We can make a one-year analogy, with a full movement of Yang to Yin energy from the beginning of Spring/ Wood (beginning of life) to the end of Winter/Water (death), the year consisting of 5 seasons. Each season corresponds to one of the five natural elements, which can also be matched up with the five yin organs. By giving extra attention to the organ of the current season with an intensive yin yoga practice, we find greater balance in energetic levels.
The Earth element is the element of late summer but is also present in any transition to a new season. Earth element is all about being grounded and connected. “To feel at home inside ourselves”. The organ pair related to the Earth element is Spleen/Stomach, Asanas that activate these meridians focus on the front of the legs, the hips and twists.
Metal is the element related to Autumn. The energy of Metal, more than any other, supports our letting go, revealing what is true and of most value. The organ pair related to Metal is Lung/ Large Intestine. Asanas that activate these meridians focus on the upper body; chest, upper back, shoulders and neck.
In this Yin Intensive we combine these two elements because we are exactly in the transition from Late Summer and Autumn.