Spring in the Five Element Theory

Spring is here! Can you feel little sparks of creativity urging you to get on with the projects you have thought about and nourished for the past months? Or is your nose already congested from nature’s first bursts of pollen? Both are perfectly natural and a sign that we are in tune with nature around us, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM postulates that our Qi, or life force, fluctuates within us through the seasons, just as it does in nature around us.

Fascinating Fascia

Fascia is this incredible casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fibre and muscle in place. It holds us together into this 100% interconnected network of sensory communication. In Latin, “fascia” translates to “band” , suggesting fascia quite literally bands us together.  Instead of focusing on the separateness […]

The Importance of Rebound Time in Yin

It’s important to allow for “rebound time” after a posture. In yin, we spend quality time in the postures. Poses might be held anywhere from 3-20 minutes! This causes deep shifts and changes in the tissues of the body, energy flow and mind. All of this means that we need to be intentional about the spaces in between the asana.