We live in a busy world in modern society.
There are constantly distractions of some form or another. Things to think about, to do, to achieve, to strive for, deadlines to meet, places to get to which often can serve as stessors. Our own minds operate as if they were Time Square themselves, notifications and stimulation coming from all directions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When we spend more time in sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system than parasympathetic (rest and nourish) we can find ourselves living with chronic stress. Long term chronic stress can have sad consequences for our mental and physical well-being.
The practice then has to start with self awareness, and being able to take moments to pause and notice that we are indeed moving away from center. Then choosing to live a life that allows you to calmly make you way back into a state of balance. Life is always in flux and everything is temporary. Our mission becomes one of tuning in regularly, and working our practice into being one of a lifetime of awareness. Introception.
In TCM we have a thing called “The Dao” as described so beautifully in the quote below.
“The tranquility found in the center of all events, and the path leading to the center. The center is always there, even if we are not always there to enjoy it.”
Anytime we move away from our center we take on aspects of yin or yang. Since life is forever changing, existence is never static, what is yin and what is yang are always changing too.
Rebalancing is the return to center and good health.
Welcome to My New Podcast – OUR YIN SPACE
Enjoy a yin sequence for finding presence & stillness Here
I would love for you to let me know how you find the episode. I share with you a Yin sequence at the end of the episode, and below is the visual aid to guide you into the shapes outlined in the audio. I hope you will enjoy the Yin practice for finding presence and stillness. Our focus in this practice is around Kidney & Urinary Bladder meridian lines shapes. It is designed to help us to unwind, slow down and journey inward at any moment it is needed or in anticipation of busier moments in your world.