Skillful Means Podcast

#26 Cultivate Resilience in Uncertain Times with Yin Yoga for the Spleen and Stomach Guided Practice

September 10, 2020 Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw
Skillful Means Podcast
#26 Cultivate Resilience in Uncertain Times with Yin Yoga for the Spleen and Stomach Guided Practice
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Skillful Means Podcast
#26 Cultivate Resilience in Uncertain Times with Yin Yoga for the Spleen and Stomach Guided Practice
Sep 10, 2020
Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

In this guided Yin Yoga practice, Jennifer guides you through a short series of postures designed to nourish the spleen and stomach.

According to Taoist Energetic Medicine, the spleen and stomach work together to perform the important function of extracting vital life force energy from the food we eat. When the spleen and stomach experience disharmony, it affects our entire organ system.

These organs are also associated with important emotional and mental faculties including feelings of groundedness, connectedness, understanding, insight, and mental clarity.

During times of transition or great uncertainty, we tend to feel the opposite, including anxiety or a sense of being like a boat adrift on a rough sea. Mentally, we tend to lose focus and our ability to stay on task. 

In this practice, we fortify the organs most affected by these emotions. During the poses, Jennifer unpacks a centering technique called The Three Grounds of Support. The meditative aspect of this practice will help you to tap inner resources to help you meet the challenges of these uncertain times.

You’ll find it helpful to have a bolster or firm cushion on hand for one of the postures.

Disclaimer
The information and postures shared in this episode are not a substitute for proper medical care. If you are ill or injured, please consult your physician.

Practicing asana comes with inherent risk. It is up to you to assess whether the postures shared in this practice are appropriate for you. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise or movement program.

You assume responsibility for any injuries suffered while practicing these techniques.

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Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.comwith your comments. You can get in touch with Jen directly at https://sati.yoga where she offers weekly classes, workshops, and trainings.

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In this guided Yin Yoga practice, Jennifer guides you through a short series of postures designed to nourish the spleen and stomach.

According to Taoist Energetic Medicine, the spleen and stomach work together to perform the important function of extracting vital life force energy from the food we eat. When the spleen and stomach experience disharmony, it affects our entire organ system.

These organs are also associated with important emotional and mental faculties including feelings of groundedness, connectedness, understanding, insight, and mental clarity.

During times of transition or great uncertainty, we tend to feel the opposite, including anxiety or a sense of being like a boat adrift on a rough sea. Mentally, we tend to lose focus and our ability to stay on task. 

In this practice, we fortify the organs most affected by these emotions. During the poses, Jennifer unpacks a centering technique called The Three Grounds of Support. The meditative aspect of this practice will help you to tap inner resources to help you meet the challenges of these uncertain times.

You’ll find it helpful to have a bolster or firm cushion on hand for one of the postures.

Disclaimer
The information and postures shared in this episode are not a substitute for proper medical care. If you are ill or injured, please consult your physician.

Practicing asana comes with inherent risk. It is up to you to assess whether the postures shared in this practice are appropriate for you. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise or movement program.

You assume responsibility for any injuries suffered while practicing these techniques.

~

Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.comwith your comments. You can get in touch with Jen directly at https://sati.yoga where she offers weekly classes, workshops, and trainings.

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