All posts tagged: Chinese yoga

A Spring Meditation to Balance the Liver

Spring The water murmurs In the old stone well, And, a rippling mirror, Gives back the clear blue sky. The river roars, Swollen with the late rains of spring. On the cool, jade-green grass The golden sunshine Splashes. Sometimes, at early dawn, I climb Even as far as Lien Shan Temple. In the spring I plow the thirsty field, That it may drink new life. I eat a little, I work a little, Each day my hair grows thinner, And, it seems, I lean ever a bit more heavily On my old thornwood cane. ~Liu Tzu-Hui, Sung Dynasty, AD 960-1278 [This translation from Beinfield and Korngold, page 160] With the coming of spring, here is a gentle yoga-based exercise to balance the liver energy in the body. The energy of the liver (or, “Liver Meridian”) starts at the inside base of the big toe and runs up the inside of the leg, goes through the reproductive organs and flows under the front of the ribs into the liver where it circulates upwards through the lungs.  …

Yoga Spa Treatments

YOGA SPA TREATMENTS   Sharon offers unique yoga-based spa experiences in the beautiful and relaxing environment of Mookshi Wellness Center in Regent Square (4-blocks from clay tennis courts in Frick Park).   Call to schedule your yoga spa experience today: 412-855-5692. Yoga Nidra After doing some gentle yoga to release tension and create better mind-body connection, Sharon will help you come into a supported relaxation position using pillows and blankets.  Once the physical body is relaxed, Sharon will verbally guide you into a deep “yogic sleep” where you will experience profound relaxation.  You will be allowed to rest in silence for 15-20 minutes after the yogic sleep is induced and then gently woken.  The experience ends with a warm cup of tea and a sweet treat.  This is a one hour and fifteen minute treatment: $125 Aromatherapy, Mantra, Mudra Allow Sharon to choose a perfect healing scent, mantra and hand pose for you to use to center mind, body and spirit.  You will practice the techniques together for you to use anytime that you need …

Spring Preparation #6: Make a Commitment

The kind of commitment that I’m talking about is also sometimes referred to as “put your money where your mouth is.”  You know that you want to make a commitment to developing your yoga practice, your meditation practice or both.  Maybe you’ve been meaning to try yoga for a while.  Perhaps, after the 15th article you’ve read this month about the benefits of meditation you feel almost obligated to give it a try.  Maybe you’ve let your mat get dusty this winter or it might even be frozen in your trunk? Whether you’ve never done yoga or meditated before or you’ve been a yogi at heart for forever, this season of renewal reminds us of the value of commitment.  Registering for an 8-week small group series with Sharon for this spring is an excellent way to ease yourself back on your mat or cushion or find out what all the buzz is about for yourself for the very first time. Here are just some of the benefits to committing to a private small-group class over …

Advanced Yoga Studies

PRE-REGISTER for ALL ADVANCED STUDIES COURSES Advanced Yoga Studies are courses for all adult yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and other professionals who feel that they would benefit from an in-depth study of various aspects of yoga from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective. Whether you have been teaching for years and feel like you need some new inspiration or you have just been practicing yoga for 6-months and have a significant interest in one or more areas of yoga practice, these courses are for you. Most of these courses are required for the 200-hour teacher training program and all of them carry continuing education credits that can be used to maintain your registration status with Yoga Alliance and other professional organizations. While these courses carry credits that are beneficial for yoga instructors, you do not need to be an instructor to benefit from this type of deep study of yoga. Please join us and explore what you have always known to be true—-life is yoga! Foundations of Practice Facilitated by Sharon Fennimore Rudyk, MA, E-RYT, …