Qigong: Lifting the Sky

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Qigong translates to “cultivating the life-force” It serves as a self-empowering tool to cultivate energy and vitality; and to move and disperse stagnation. In Chinese medicine, fall is the season of the Lungs. The Lungs breathe in “fresh inhaling clear qi,” … Continued

Element of Summer is Fire

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PART ONE In Chinese medicine, fire is the element of the early summer. It is associated with the shen or spirit, which resides inside the Heart. An imbalanced fire element can lead to either depression or excess joy (mania). Taking … Continued

More Fall foods

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If daikon (from previous post) sounds too intimidating, how about something more familiar, like cauliflower or pears?   Sweet, pungent, and white, cauliflower is similar to daikon in many ways – from a Chinese medicine perspective, as well as a … Continued

Daikon radish – a superfood

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In Chinese medicine, dietary therapy consists more of general recommendations as opposed to a strict diet. We take into account the season, individual constitutional needs, the innate temperature of foods, and the affinity of the food (to a certain organ … Continued

New Friday Yoga Classes

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I teach yoga at Alpine Integrated Medicine on Redmond Ridge Friday mornings at 6:30am (60min) and again at 9:15am (75min). The 6:30am class is a vinyasa flow class, so we work to connect our breath with our movements with fluidity and ease. It … Continued