Biodynamic Practice with the Five Elements in Tibetan Medicine
Classical Eastern systems of medical theory state that the body is composed of five elements. These two webinars focus on the relationship of space, wind, fire, water and earth as they guide the metabolic function of the human body and harmony in nature. This teaching is derived from Tibetan Medicine. To perceive the body being made of five elements, it is necessary to hold the body as a Mandala. A Mandala is a sacred space with a center and a well-defined boundary. In biodynamic cardiovascular therapy, the heart is the center of the Mandala. A Mandala is a template for wholeness and a container for the ultimate spiritual essence of compassion. The boundary of the mandala has five layers or directions that are included in the palpation of the elements.
A single new protocol will be demonstrated in both webinars. The new protocol is based on the spiritual principle that the potency of Primary Respiration is guiding and balancing the other elements in the body. In this way, fire can properly ignite, water can properly flow and earth can properly ground the body in health. The first webinar will redefine biodynamics as a contemplative practice with a focus on the element of space (dynamic stillness). The nature of the practitioner’s mind is related to as a sense organ itself. Non-thinking meditation is taught to produce clear perception when practicing with the elements internally and in the natural world.
Webinar in English with German translation by Almut Althaus