b. dienes, d.o.m, e.ryt
sarasota yoga + acupuncture
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Welcome to FlowRx, the social media site of Britt Dienes, acupuncturist and herbalist, teacher of yoga and anatomy, and current director of teacher training at CircuSoul Yoga in Sarasota FL. This is my space to discuss how I maintain balance, nurture health and build inner beauty through yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and nutrition.
Enclosed within your twenty-four ribs lies an organ whose function is often underestimated: to Western medicine, the heart is a cardiac muscle, neither smooth nor skeletal, responsible for pumping around 2,000 gallons of blood through your body each day. But in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the heart houses the spirit, providing the architecture around your eternal essence, and acts as the taproot, the source of all your emotions.
March 15, 2013
The Sufi poet Rumi likens the human body to a hotel overrun by transient guests, each moment subject to a new arrival in the form of some unexpected emotion or thought. “Welcome and entertain them all,” he counsels. “Even if they are a crowd of sorrows . . . still treat each guest honorably, he may be clearing you out for some new delight.”
My favorite of the Niyamas, or personal observances, which is one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, is santosha, or contentment with the now. Commitment to this mindset requires full surrender to life as it is. Somewhere in the stark simplicity of deciding to abide contented no matter what, we allow peace and space to grow.