The Great Way is Not Difficult For Those Who Have No Preferences

The Great Way is Not Difficult For Those Who Have No Preferences

–Faith in Mind– Xin Xin Ming 信心銘  By Seng Can 僧璨 (550ce). The Third Patriarch of Zen after Bodhidharma, and the Thirteenth Patriarch after Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Opening verses of the poem…. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction

Return to the Rhythms of Nature

Return to the Rhythms of Nature

~Healthy & Graceful Aging~ Lifestyle does matter when it comes to health — strong family connections, nutrient-dense food, and physical activity are the keys to longevity in the “Blue Zones,” the geographic locations that most centenarians call home. The Nourishing Life method has its roots in the ancient Chinese science of wellness, longevity, and potency called Yang Sheng, which literally

Yoga and Thyroid Health

Yoga and Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a gland located in the lower neck that secretes hormones through the circulatory system to maintain harmony among all organs in the body. A part of the endocrine system, the thyroid controls your metabolism, regulates your body temperature, maintains energy levels, ensures healthy menstruation, and plays a key role in brain and nervous system development. During pregnancy, thyroid hormone controls fetal

The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor

The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor

The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor – It is very common to be in some ways deficient (for example: tired and needing a lot of sleep, mostly cold, and sluggish and heavy feeling) and in other ways excessive (breast pain, knee and back pain, pain with menses, excessive emotionality). Often times, the two seemingly opposing issues are actually related. This internal

The One Energy

The One Energy

Flow of fertility – Chinese medicine’s view of infertility suggests that somehow the body has become disconnected from nature, from itself, and from life. We don’t really even use the label of infertility in Chinese medicine. Yes, we talk about that disease expression, but it is understood as a superficial manifestation of a deeper individual imbalance. Life, fertility– is really

Energy Activation

Energy Activation

Energy Activation – This DVD set uses techniques to activate and direct energy. Upon inhalation you absorb qi (energy), and with exhalation you have the ability to direct that energy into a body area. We use our concentration and power of mind to inhale the energy of life, qi.  As we exhale again with our mental focus we direct that

Practicing In Phase

Practicing In Phase

Practicing In Phase – Sync Your Cycle with Your Yoga Practice –  Learning to predict when your ovulating will give you the information that you need to know to sync your yoga practice with your menstrual cycle. Each practice is carefully designed to target the specific hormones, organs, glands and acupuncture meridians in charge of optimizing and balancing each phase.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  THE PRACTICE During Your Reproductive Years This practice is safe to use all cycle long. If you become pregnant then great, it worked! Simply withdraw from this practice and switch to a pregnancy support program. All the postures and breathing practices that you do in the luteal phase of your cycle are safe during early pregnancy. For more information