Meridian Cleansing Yoga

Thursdays  | 8:15 AM

This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga students who have some or no experience with yoga. *Meridian Cleansing Yoga created by Darryl Aiken-Afam, is a system of Chinese Taoist Yoga that has it’s root in what is known as “Dao-In”, an ancient form of yogic movement that is said to be the forerunner of T’ai Chi. In Meridian Cleansing Yoga the focus is not on poses, but on gentle movements that activate Chi (Ki in Japanese) energy to flow throughout the meridians (energy pathways) of the body. These movements and meridians are aligned with the concepts of Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements of Chinese medicine. In a very real way, Meridian Cleansing Yoga is “movement medicine” for the mind-body as it works on all levels of being just like acupuncture. Its focused more on the inner experience of the present moment verses the outer expressions of “stretching” or creating forms with the body. The ease of execution of movements in this highly relaxing class make it available for a very wide demographic of people regardless of your experience or conditioning. This class is a great companion to the Meridian Cleansing Qigong (Jing Luo Xi) class also offered at HealHaus.