What is Meridian Yoga Therapy (MYT)?
In modern times, much of our physical pain comes from problems in the mind and emotions. The ancient philosophies like Yoga and Chinese medicine are sophisticated systems that offer maps of the body, mind and soul, a different kind of anatomy that acknowledges the physical as well as the emotional. Even in modern culture, the heart is known not only as an organ that pumps the blood, but also as the source of love and compassion, connection to divine and other. The techniques of these two systems were designed as both physical medicine and tools for spiritual development. MYT is a modern synthesis of these two ancient systems. MYT techniques work in the same way that Yoga asana works - relying on the connection between the physical, emotional and spiritual. Like Yoga asana, MYT uses physical methods to Ease the flow of energy through the subtle channels and release muscle tension, joint pain, headaches, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, etc.. Meridian Yoga Therapy is a healing modality that can be applied to self or others. This system is based on the 8-limbed Yogic principles and informed by the traditional Chinese Medicine meridian system of points and pathways. MYT techniques can be used within Yoga classes. It is our belief that in serving others, we can heal ourselves also.
**The Meridian Yoga Therapy (MYT) certification allows graduates to use the title, "Certified MYT Practitioner." These techniques can be used to inform the Yoga Practice for yourself and for your students. The MYT certification program does not provide graduates with a legal license to practice massage, bodywork, or acupressure in New York, or any state.
Three Jewels NYC, February 21, 2019, 6-9pm
A 3-hour Introduction to this powerful healing method. We will start with a brief intro to the underlying philosophy of MYT, energy pathways in the body, how blockages might occur and how this method can address the blockages that lead to physical, emotional and spiritual pain. You will learn and practice a Self-treatment sequence that can help deepen your yoga practice (asana, pranayama and meditation). We will discuss the basics of touch and how to sense different layers of the body. Finally, you will give and receive a 20-min sequence of techniques with a partner. Come alone or bring a friend.
Note: This method involves touch. Please be prepared to give and receive. You may choose your partner.