Do you feel sluggish, uncoordinated, on auto-pilot, or just weighed-down? If so, Energy Medicine Yoga can help you take control of your energy, encourage energetic renewal, and bring nervous system regulation.
In this blog, Bridey, San Diego Yoga News founder, discusses Energy Medicine Yoga, its benefits, and how it could help you. If you're interested in learning more, Bridey will be guiding Energy Medicine Yoga & Gentle Movement at SDYN's upcoming workshop, Spring Renewal. Learn more and save your spot here!
What is Energy Medicine Yoga?
Energy Medicine Yoga is a type of yoga that combines traditional yoga poses with energy medicine practices, such as tapping, acupressure, and energy meridian tracing. The goal of this practice is to balance the body’s energy systems and promote overall health and well-being.
Energy Medicine Yoga was developed by Lauren Walker, a certified energy medicine practitioner and yoga teacher. The practice is based on the principles of energy medicine, which is a holistic approach to healing that focuses on the body’s energy systems and their connection to physical, emotional, and mental health.
In Energy Medicine Yoga, practitioners use specific poses, movements, and breathwork techniques to activate and balance their body’s energy systems, which are believed to affect physical, emotional, and mental health. The practice may also involve the use of energy medicine tools, such as crystals and essential oils, to enhance the healing effects of the practice.
Overall, Energy Medicine Yoga (EMY) is a unique and integrative approach to yoga that can benefit anyone looking to improve their health and well-being.
There are five rules of energy in Energy Medicine Yoga that practitioners follow to balance their energy systems and promote health and well-being. These rules are:
Energy follows attention: Wherever we focus our attention, our energy will follow. By focusing our attention on specific parts of the body, we can activate and balance the corresponding energy systems.
Energy moves in specific patterns: The body’s energy systems follow specific pathways or meridians, similar to the circulatory system. Energy Medicine Yoga uses specific movements and poses to activate and balance these pathways.
Optimal energy flow depends on balance: In order to maintain optimal health, our energy systems need to be in balance. Energy Medicine Yoga uses a variety of techniques to restore balance to the body’s energy systems.
The body has its own healing wisdom: Our bodies have a natural ability to heal and restore balance. Energy Medicine Yoga supports this innate healing wisdom by promoting the flow of energy and removing blockages.
We are all energetic beings: Everything in the universe, including our bodies, is made up of energy. By working with the body’s energy systems, Energy Medicine Yoga helps to promote health and well-being on a deep, holistic level.
What Are the Benefits of Energy Medicine Yoga?
Enhances overall well-being: EMY is designed to balance the body’s energy systems, which can lead to improved overall health and well-being.
Reduces stress: The practice of EMY includes breathing techniques and movement, which can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Promotes healing: EMY focuses on balancing the body’s energy systems, which can help to promote healing and alleviate pain.
Improves flexibility and strength: EMY includes traditional yoga postures, which can improve flexibility and strength.
Supports emotional well-being: EMY is said to help release emotional blockages, which can promote emotional well-being and balance.
May complement other therapies: EMY may be used in combination with other therapies, such as acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy, to enhance their effectiveness. Have you checked out our upcoming event with 3 Part Circular Breathwork Practitioner, Suzanne Lederer (@iamsuzannelederer)?! We will be co-facilitating a powerful Spring Renewal Workshop where we guide you through EMY and 3 part circular breathwork to help you achieve emotional freedom and energetic cleansing. Learn more and save your spot!
Suitable for all levels: EMY can be adapted for different levels of ability, making it accessible to beginners and experienced yogis alike.
Overall, the benefits of EMY revolve around its potential to balance the body’s energy systems, promote healing, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.
Why You Should Try Energy Medicine Yoga
Energy Medicine Yoga can be adapted to fit individual needs and can be incorporated into your everyday wellness routine without adding time. By incorporating Energy Medicine into a yoga or meditation practice, practitioners can experience relief from a multitude of ailments including:
- Chronic pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Digestive issues
- Sleep disorders
- Fatigue and low energy levels
- Hormonal imbalances
- Emotional trauma
- Immune system disorders
If you suffer from any of the above conditions, or if you want to shake off the winter season and create space for Spring Renewal, I encourage you to check out SDYN’s reel! Our reel gives a sneak peek into what an Energy Medicine Practice looks like.
Please note that while Energy Medicine Yoga can be helpful for many different conditions, it is important to note that it is not a substitute for medical treatment, and anyone with a serious medical condition should consult their healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise or wellness program. No information on this blog is intended to replace advice from your medical professional.