Autumn Restoratives, Yin & Yoga Nidra with Andrea Everingham
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About The Event
Join Andrea Everingham for a deeply nourishing Autumn Yin & Restoratives Workshop where you will be guided through a soothing Yin practice which will blend beautifully into the still and calming qualities of Restorative yoga, restoring our nervous system and letting go of fear and tension.
Autumn is a magical season, a nurturing time offered by our mother earth. The Autumn season influences us to slow down and pause, to admire and take in the beauty of colours and change. Autumn is also a time of reflection on the progress made through the seasons, and a time to be thankful for an abundant harvest. A time to decide what is needed to be stored for the oncoming winter, and what should be discarded.
During this workshop we will be nurturing the organs of the Lungs and the Large Intestines.
Every organ corresponds to the energy of a certain emotion, and every disease stems from an imbalance in an organ or its meridians (energy channels). This is a fundamental idea in Chinese Medicine. Many times a physical disorder linked to a certain organ actually stems from an imbalance in the emotion associated with that organ. The reverse could be true: an imbalanced organ can heighten the specific emotion experienced by an individual. It can become a vicious cycle.
All emotions are inevitable, physiologically normal and will not cause disease when they arise in daily life. Chinese medicine only considers emotions as pathological when they are repressed, contained, or expressed intensely, often without control, or out of context.
Our Lungs are connected to the Yin element, whereas our Large Intestines share the qualities of the Yang element. The Large Intestine’s close relationship to the Lungs makes it equally affected by emotions of sadness, grief, and worry. An imbalance in the Large Intestine can cause physical weakness or emotional introversion, accompanied by feelings of depression, irritability, discouragement, distress, and apathy.
“The skin is not separate from the emotions, or the emotions separate from the back, or the back separate from the kidneys, or the kidneys separate from the will and ambition, or the Will and ambition separate from the spleen, or the spleen separate from sexual confidence”
Bring your own pillows, blankets, yoga mats and eye pillows, and whatever else supports your rest!