weekend #5 – the subtle body

Carrie’s talk on the subtle body, layering many schools of thought into a larger understanding of yoga and the subtle body. i appreciated her perspective. i remember hearing teachers in massage school say “there is no overlap between the chinese meridians and the western nervous system”. this sounded so incomplete to me at the time, didnt ring true at all, and carrie confirmed in her talk what i have long known to be true. different philosophies around the world developed varying ways of talking about the body, chinese medicine has meridians, ayurveda has nadis, thai medicine has sen lines, and western medicine has nervous system and circulatory system. i realize they don’t correlate exactly one to each other, but for the purposes of learning about the koshas it helps to create a broader understanding.

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