The wood element (as it pertains in Chinese Medicine). I think this is a fitting time symbolically (the start of a new year) because Wood is associated with vision, imagination and dreams. For many people the beginning of a new year marks a time of reflection and a creation of new intentions and resolutions for the year to come. The Wood element is associated with the Liver (and Gallbladder) and connected to the Spring season.
Wood is associated with Spring because it is a time of growth, expansion and buoyancy. Like the seed that has been lying dormant in the earth during winter conserving its reserves, in springtime it bounds forward with new intent to bring life to our planet. The wood element is about renewal, awakening and rebirth. The spirit of the Liver helps us organize and coordinate our ideas and visions into actions and change. The Liver is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi (vital energy) (emotional/physical) and the emotion associated is anger. When we allow our anger/frustration to go unexpressed we stagnate and are unable to move forward.
In this workshop try approaching your practice with a sense of curiosity and playfulness. Give yourself permission to experiment with new and different postures or approaches to your practice.
During the quiet, deep, still practice of Yin Yoga we hold the postures for longer (3-5 minutes) to gradually release any tension in the connective tissues and fascia of the body.
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