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Spring is the time of new growth, a time to thrive and clear out what is not needed. If we are weighted down with worries, extra kilos, too much stuff in our life now is the time to consider shedding and lightening our load. This practice works mainly on the external rotation of the hips to open the liver meridian but also has a few twists to compress the digestive organs.
Rest and digest
Everything that enters our body must be digested on some level otherwise it may end up as what Ayurveda, (the sister science of yoga),toxic residue or ‘ama’.The word ‘vagus’ comes from the Latin word to wander. Our largest cranial nerve (the vagus nerve) exits our skull and and wanders through our voice box, lungs, heart and down in to our abdomen.
Winter is a time when the earth stills and quiets and all doing is put to rest. In Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, it is believed that to be in harmony with ourselves we should live in harmony with nature or the seasons. It makes sense that we use winter as a time to restore and repair and get ready for the busyness of spring with the new life and creativity that it brings.
Yin for adrenal fatigue
if we live under chronic stress and take no time to recover we may find ourselves in adrenal deficit. The adrenal glands, the bean shaped organs sitting on top of the kidneys, produce the chemicals Adrenalin and cortisone in times of stress.
yin for sadness and grief
Every so often we may be overwhelmed with sadness or grief. It may be from the loss of someone or something we hold dear to our hearts or a general feeling of being low. An imbalance or depletion in lung chi is linked to grief that is associated with loss.
yin for respiratory health
In Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, it is believed that everything we ingest becomes part of our constitution. We ingest air, food, water, ideas, and we use our senses to do this. Therefore whatever we take in to our bodies, be it through our mouth, sight, skin or hearing, in essence, makes up who we are as humans.