As yin yoga teachers, I think we need to be clear on that point.
In episode 2 of the Dr Karina Smith Podcast, I talk about the places where yin yoga and Chinese medicine have some great intersections, and also where things can get a bit slippery for our students if we overload them with too much Chinese medicine theory.
Sometimes less is more when it comes to how much we say in class. And if we are trying to make too many "cause and effect" connections in the class, our students might leave feeling worried about their organs or their health!
You might never speak about any Chinese medicine theory in your classes at all and that is completely fine! But if you are going to speak to Chinese medicine concepts, how can you do it in a way that is relevant, helpful and appropriate.