This yin yoga sequence for the late summer emphasizes poses that target the quadriceps and the front body. This sequence also targets the Spleen and Stomach meridians in Chinese medicine. Meridians are considered channels where Qi or the basic life force of the body flows.
Lung & Large Intestine are the organs of the metal element and the Autumn season. Together these organs form a protective layer against pathogenic factors that often enter through the respiratory and digestive systems.
The season of winter is represented by the element of water, the depths below the surface. The meridian system pair that is highlighted in the season of winter is the Kidney and Bladder meridian lines (energetic pathways that carry the qi or life force of our being in this body).