The first part of this workshop will answer the question, "How does Chinese Medicine work?" The short and best answer is, “By balancing Yin and Yang.” The obvious next question is, “What is Yin and Yang?” To answer that, we will explore the history, theory, modalities, anatomy, physiology and “psychology” of Chinese Medicine and how these also apply to our Yoga practice.
The second part of the seminar will answer the question, “What is all that stuff in those stores in Chinatown?” Equipped with a better understanding of how Chinese Medicine works, we will learn some techniques to deal with injuries and how to use plasters, liniments, oils, moxabustion, cupping, and Gua Sha. We will discuss how to choose which method and product based on the goal of balancing Yin and Yang and, of course, being able to maintain and enhance our Yoga practice and hopefully, enhance the practice of others.
The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk
A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors by Tom Bisio