Metal Element Yoga

The organs of the Metal Element, the Lungs and the Large Intestine, indicate its essence – the ‘taking in of the new’ and ‘letting go of the old’. Our lungs, our breath, is our continuous connection with our surroundings. Without this connection, we die. Whilst our lungs ‘let go’ of the elements that our bodies no longer need, transported to them via our blood, our large intestines ‘let go’ of the denser waste matter of our bodies. When we don’t exhale completely, we don’t create enough space in our bodies to absorb extra oxygen – we don’t create enough ‘space’ for the new. It’s the same when our bowels don’t empty regularly – we feel stuck and we keep ‘holding on’ to what is no longer serving us.

A Metal element practice is one with a focus on breath – a yin practice being less physical movement and more focus on the movements relating to our breathing; a yang practice being more flowing movement that combines with our breath. The central theme is on ‘letting go’ of the old so that we can take in the new – an emphasis on exhales and on an awareness of where our bodies might be ‘stuck’ or ‘holding on’, then using our breath to release and ‘let go’.

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