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What is Energy Medicine Yoga? (And why you will probably fall in love with it)

An Energy Medicine Yoga class is an opportunity to how to work with your own invisible energy systems (think aura, chakras, meridians, power points and neurovascular points).

Lauren Walker, the developer of Energy Medicine Yoga, says, “The main principle of Energy Medicine and Energy Medicine Yoga is that dis-ease, whether of body, mind or spirit is a result of an underlying imbalance of Energy. Energy is all there is, that is all we are, simply energy vibrating at different frequencies. Therefore, if we can balance the energy, we can bring balance and overall healing, to the various systems of the body, bringing about wholeness, ease, and health.”

I fell in love with this practice immediately because it offered effective ways, that I could feel in my body, to quickly bring me into a neutral, grounded and relaxed state. This special yoga practice has also taught me how to protect myself, through work with the Aura, from taking on other people’s negative energies (I call this energetic pollution!). It’s powerful stuff for anyone, but especially for those who identify as empaths and/or highly sensitive people.

Below are 3 more reasons you’ll want to check out an Energy Medicine Yoga class.

1. You Get to Learn How to Communicate with Your Energetic Body.

You’ll learn how to listen and communicate with these energies through physical touching, like massaging, thumping, tracing, smoothing and holding certain points on the body.

Our bodies “talk” to us in many ways including in the language of pain. When we feel pain, that’s the body’s way of telling us that something is “off” and we should pay attention.

As an example, I get a recurring pain in my upper back that likes to travel up my neck. This will get triggered when I’m taking on more responsibility than I should. It is my body’s way of saying, “hey, pay attention over here!”

Thanks to Energy Medicine Yoga, I have techniques for getting that stuck energy moving again to relieve the pain. One of my favorite techniques for this is to trace a Figure 8 pattern over a painful area for a few minutes. This usually relieves pain because you’re: a) unsticking stagnant energy, b) infusing fresh energy and c) acknowledging the message from your energetic body.

2. You Get to Work with the 5 Element System.

When you step into an Energy Medicine Yoga practice, you’ll learn about the 5 Element system, an ancient framework that Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on. You’ll learn that all living beings (humans, animal, plants) have their own unique “recipe” of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The 5 Elements have a big impact on our personalities, emotional states and how our physical bodies are working.

In an Energy Medicine Yoga class, you will do certain yoga poses with specific breathwork that will help balance these elements within you, so you can feel more “at home” in your body. Some of the poses will be familiar with a little “twist” on them while others will be completely new to you. And once begin to understand which areas of the body and emotional states the 5 Elements correspond with; you’ll find yourself wanting to learn more and more about this ancient system.

3. You get to Self-Administer Your own Healing Medicine!

Each of us has an inner healer within us. But sometimes we forget this and think that our health or healing is a job to be “outsourced” to someone else—like a doctor, chiropractor, massage therapist, physical therapist etc.

In reality, you have A LOT more healing powers than you know. And Energy Medicine Yoga can help you discover these healing powers so you can better manage your own wellbeing.

One example of this is learning how to repattern your energy so it is moving in the optimal pattern that we call “crossing over” (vs. in a parallel, homolateral pattern). In an Energy Medicine Yoga class, you will be repatterning energy with your own two hands. The best part? These techniques are usually easy to duplicate outside of class. The more you practice Energy Medicine Yoga, the more intuitive and profound it will become.

So, looking ahead to 2021, we’ll all have an opportunity to transform things and to heal from the disappointments and trauma of 2020. Consider adding Energy Medicine Yoga to your health and wellness journey, there is so much to be gained from it.

Energy Medicine Yoga will be available 2-3 days a week both online and in-studio, check the schedule for details.

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