Nourishing Life: Building Immunity & Health with Chinese Health Practices
Learn how to build your immune system naturally in this four part sereis with with Diane Atkinson of An Tao Acupuncture in Mountain Village.
The Chinese health & medicine tradition focus on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practices to build and maintain health and immunity
Based in Daoism, the goal is to create harmony within the body and with the outer world.
These practices have been a part of Chinese life and culture for centuries
The Nourish Life Tradition includes:
First, avoid behaviors that cause harm.
Second, engage in behaviors that actively build health
Third, develop mindfulness & meditation practices that nourish and harmonize body, mind and spirit
The series will include notes for reference, exercises that can be done at home, simple recipes and lists of herbs and supplements
Week 1:Intro to the Yang Sheng / Nourishing Life tradition in China
What determines why we get sick, how long we live and how healthy we are
Living with the seasons
Week 2:Movement & Rest
The importance of appropriate exercise
Sleep & immunity
Qigong exercise to strengthen the lungs
Acupressure to boost immunity and build health
Week 3:Food & Herbs
How to eat to maximize the nutrients you get from your food:this is all about the physical act of eating, not the food you eat
What to eat for optimal health:how to choose food and drink that supports your constitution and builds health
Eating w/the seasons: autumn
Week Four:Cultivating the Mind & Emotions
The harmful effect of unregulated emotions
Moderating the emotions
Mange the emotions and cultivate the mind with mindfulness, meditation & deep breathing
Re-teach the lung qigong exercise: it’s great to learn about deep breathing
Learn a simple meditation
Diane Atkinson is a licensed acupuncturist and owner of An Tao Acupuncture in Mountain Village. She is a 1980 graduate of Telluride High School. In addition to practicing medicine, she translates classical Chinese medical texts and practices Chinese calligraphy.
Event Type(s): WPL Programs
Age Group(s): Adult
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