Now that we have entered winter in the Northern hemisphere I’m sharing another piktochart for some Water-Element inspiration. Water is the element of winter in Chinese medicine and is associated with the Kidneys and Bladder organs/meridians.
As we naturally slow down and go more inward for this season, we let ourselves rest and be nourished and replenish our water element. Check out the Water Piktochart for ideas for the season.
The psoas has been coming up a lot again lately in my Alexander lessons, so many of us are interested in discovering more about this somewhat elusive muscle and understanding better how it is connects to our daily experience. I appreciate this holistic look at the psoas, and it’s connection to our fight/flight response. I continue to discover the strong connection between the head-neck-back and breath relationship with a free and easy psoas – and vice versa.
This week the Nobel prize in medicine went to a Chinese woman, To Youyou, who used this herb, Qing Hao (sweet wormwood or Artemisia Annua) to create a modern anti- malaria drug that has saved countless lives. This herb has been used for malaria for centuries! And Tu had sourced it from ancient medical texts. For more on this “discovery” Read the article in New Scientist here
This is such a great news story about the Alexander Technique! It gives a really good overview and examples of how effective and natural AT can be. Features the work of friend and colleague Eileen Troberman.
Many folks have come to me seeking Acupuncture for pain, only to discover how many other benefits it has in store for them. One of the most common surprises is that it can do wonders for digestion! I love magic.piktochart.com’s images and will probably post them all here. But in this link they show how Chinese Medicine approaches digestion, “observe outside to understand inside!”
I was privileged to work as part of the Beth Israel Continuum Cancer Center in New York City, and saw first hand how effective Acupuncture can be for side effects of radiation, hot flashes, xerostomia and more.
I just read this article in the Huffington Post, they did a lovely job of an overview of the Technique. Having begun studying the Technique as an actor myself, and then having it seep into all of the other aspects of my life, I deeply appreciate how many different types of people benefit from studying – from performers to computer users, we all share a common ability for greater ease