Tales the Organs Tell

 The five yin organs in Chinese Medicine are Kidney, Heart, Liver, Spleen and the Lungs.

The five yin organs in Chinese Medicine are Kidney, Heart, Liver, Spleen and the Lungs.

In Chinese Medicine, the organs are considered like gods and goddesses, each with a particular constitution, a pattern of behavior, a unique relationship to the other organs, and a specific physiological and psycho-spiritual role to play.

In energy medicine, we understand that the organs not only do their physiological work of running the systems of the body, but they can also hold experiences, emotions, and memories that impact our physical health and our wellbeing in our bodies.

Both of these approaches allows for more complexity and a belief in wholeness: we cannot separate our organs from our psyches, spirits, physical forms, and our sense of self in our bodies. 

How can we approach our organs with the respect they deserve, and heal and transform the experiences and dis-ease that may be held there?

 An image of the spiral current, from Dr. Randolph Stone's Polarity Therapy.

An image of the spiral current, from Dr. Randolph Stone's Polarity Therapy.

 
 The Silk Reeling form from MogaDao Morning Medical Qigong.

The Silk Reeling form from MogaDao Morning Medical Qigong.

Qigong is a physical, spiritual, energetic, and medicinal meditative movement practice descended from ancient East Asian shamanic rituals.  MogaDao qigong offers movement forms to tonify, harmonize and heal the organ systems. 

In February, I'm offering a 5 week series in MogaDao Morning Medical Qigong.  Morning Medical is an elegant practice set of 11 qigong forms that addresses all the organ systems of the body, serving as both a diagnostic tool for health, as well as a perfectly harmonized practice that leads to vitality, creativity and ecstatic aliveness.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on energy healing practice rooted in the anatomy of the body.  As a practitioner, I make gentle physical contact with the body--in the case of the internal organs, on the abdomen or at the site of a particular organ--and begin to track the subtle rhythmic movement of your system.  This movement, known as "the tide" in BCST, expands and contracts, rises and falls, like a breath, and is an expression of our life force energy, synonymous with health. 

Each organ has a natural movement within this tide that expresses its health.  If this movement is impeded in any way, it indicates a dis-ease, or stuckness that is effecting your overall health and wellbeing. 

BCST sessions allow this held pattern to unravel and shift, until the organ is free to breathe again with the tide.  Although we may be focusing on a particular organ or discomfort, the release, reorganization and return to health will impact your entire system--in keeping with the principle of our Wholeness.

Learn more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy here.
 

 This is an example of the contact when working with the organs in BCST.

This is an example of the contact when working with the organs in BCST.