Manifestation and the Cause

September 16, 2018 | By More

By Ivy Xie-McIsaac, E-RYT200, YACEP

Yin Yoga is a style of Yoga that is used to connect and balance the external environment and the inner world of the Self – the place that cannot be seen from outside.

Yin () is a Chinese word and refers to the place where there is no light.

Because the internal organs cannot be seen from the outside, Traditional Chinese Medicine always looks at the symptoms from the outside openings that are related to the internal organs to understand what is happening inside. The internal organs have related openings in the body.

When we see a manifestation we should know that there is always a cause behind it. So if my eyes have an issue, it could be an eye problem or a liver problem manifested in the eyes. We need to find out which is the cause and then take action. Otherwise, if the cause is actually at the liver but we keep working on the eyes only, then the symptoms will keep appearing. If we find out the real cause, then we can be healed faster.

For the outside direct symptoms, knowledge from modern science explains more precisely and in detail; for the symptoms that are caused from the inside, ancient wisdom provides more profound information. For the purpose of health and happiness we should make use of both. True and sacred knowledge is like the light that gives us the ability to see so the pain and suffering can be prevented.

Acupuncture training from The Training Centre of Guangzhou Medical College, China has given me a grounded comprehension of Tradition Chinese Medicine. Over 20 years of Yoga practice and learning from various experienced teachers has given me an extensive understanding of Yoga. May we walk on the journey for health and happiness together.

Ivy’s geography background and travel have given her a unique perspective. Her book A Complete Yoga Manual is a bridge between east and west, modern and ancient, theory and practice. A Complete Yoga Manual by Ivy Xie-McIsaac is available at Singing Pebble Books.

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