Yin Yang Philosophy for Modern Living

Bringing ancient wisdom into the modern world for enhanced living
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of the natural forces of yin and yang and to give practical, modern day suggestions as to how to go about working with these forces rather than against them. The term or theory of “balance" is also explored, as it is not often clear as to what balance is and how being in balance feels.

Understanding yin and yang theory can bring about:

- A great reduction in stress and anxiety related symptoms

- Working in a way that is more relaxed, natural and joyful

- More meaningful relationships

- Enhanced sports and physical performance

- Enhanced creativity and intuition

- and much more...

There is a quiz inside the course that you can complete to help you have a better understanding as to whether you may have more yin or yang characteristic in your life at this current time and what you can do to bring things back to a balanced state.

Learning to flow with yin and yang sets can be one of the greatest adventures of one's life, for when one if “synced up" to these cosmic forces, life takes on a smoother and more fluid unfolding in a way that is nurturing, supportive, and naturally produces a deeper sense of appreciation.

You will learn:

- The history of yin and yang theory

- The principles that come out of yin and yang theory

- How yin and yang theory applies to health, business, relationships and more

- If you are predominately yin or yang in nature

- How to adjust oneself back towards a balanced state

- and much more..

What are the requirements?

  • No materials required, just a general interest in learning
  • No previous knowledge in yin and yang theory required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply yin and yang principles to modern life
  • Understand yin and yang in a much more complete and thorough way
  • Be able to make real, practical adjustments to re-discover a more balanced way of living
  • Know where yin and yang theory came from and how it evolved
  • Know if you are predominately yin or yang in our energy levels and approach to life

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone with an interest in yin and yang
  • Anyone with an interest in Oriental medicine
  • Anyone looking to bring more balance into their lives
  • Anyone with an interest in the "art of living"

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Fundamentals
History of Yin & Yang
Principles of Yin & Yang
The History & Principles Quiz
5 questions
The Notion of Balance
Yin Yang Quiz Download - Are you more Yin or Yang?
2 pages
Your Results for the Yin Yang Quiz
1 page
Section 2: Yin & Yang Applied to Modern Life
Lifestyle Quiz
9 questions
Bringing More Yin In
7 pages
Bringing More Yang In
5 pages
Section 3: Introduction to the Iching and Final Words
Introduction to the Iching
Final Words
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Michael Hetherington, Best Selling Author & Teacher

Michael Hetherington (BHlthSci, TCM, Yoga) is an author, yoga instructor and a teacher of traditional Oriental medicine from Brisbane, Australia.

He is passionate about self health care, Oriental philosophy applied to modern living, empowering education and embracing the human potential.

He holds a Bachelor in Health Science from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and a level 2, yoga teacher certificate from the Byron yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga since 2008 and was a lecturer of Oriental medicine and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences from 2014-2015.

In his early twenties he suffered from regular migraine headaches, depression and chronic lower back pain, which he overcame primarily through the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.

Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing Oki-Do yoga (Japanese Yoga form developed by Dr Masahiro Oki) under the guidance of Peter Masters.

Inspired by the teachings of many he has learned that a lighthearted and nurturing approach to life serves best.

Michael's other interests include world music, multimedia arts, reading, dancing, traveling, spending time in nature & drinking cups of tea.

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