Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Five-Element Theory can be used to understand patterns in us and all natural phenomena.
Water, Wood, Fire and Earth are the five energetic elements. Each element corresponds to different seasons, emotions and biological functions.
The five elements are considered to be balanced when energy flows freely. Energy can become deficient or blocked if there are imbalances in the meridians and elements. This can manifest as emotional, mental, and physical symptoms like lack of motivation, anxiety, digestive problems, tiredness, and anger. As with all elements in nature, they are interconnected. The Feeding cycle is the process by which each element supports the other and allows them to move around in the cycle. (See the outer arrows in the diagram). They also maintain balance by keeping the elements in check. Water energy, for example, acts as a restraining force against excessive Fiery heat during Summer.
How does Yin Yoga practice work with Element Theory?
Each meridian is connected to a pair of organs. Yin yoga poses stimulate certain meridians to help identify and correct imbalances.
This holistic framework, which includes the Elements and Yin Yoga meridian theories, can help us recognize our energy patterns and use self-care practices like Yin Yoga to restore balance.
We invite you to join us for the 5 weeks Yin Yoga Program with Jose de Groot. This program is designed to nourish your entire body.
This program is easy to follow with Jose’s gentle guidance
- Take care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically
- Maintain a relaxed, more compassionate state of mind
- Digest food, emotions, and thoughts
- Focus and motivate yourself to be more focused
- Feel more grounded, connected, and spacious
- Develop a deep understanding that everyone and everything is connected
- It is important to make time for yourself
Yin Yoga and Elements,
Jose will lead you through a 5 week-long practice centred on one element and the corresponding meridians. You will practice Yin yoga postures and other techniques such as massaging acupressure points to stimulate and nourish each element’s meridians.
Although the program does not replace medical advice, it can be a helpful way to examine different aspects of your life. It is also a great way to do a Yin Yoga check-up! – and to incorporate practices that support all of our body systems.