In person classes from Cindy Black

Body & Breath, Connecting to Your Inner Landscape May 22, 23, 24 Join Cindy Black in beautiful upstate New York for three days of gentle movement, self-care massage, and opening the breath. Open to anyone interested in learning how to bring the resources of meridians and  points from Chinese medicine into their everyday life. Leave…

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What is there to gain from pain? Part 2

“This pain is a gateway”. I wrote that in October 2013. At the time I was suffering from severe shoulder and neck pain that restricted my ability to use my right arm. The pain kept me up at night as I struggled to find a comfortable position to sleep. Fear and anxiety crept up on…

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Messy closet

Making space

I was thinking about cleaning my closet this morning. The same closet I’ve been thinking about cleaning out for months now. My mind wandered to all of the other places I should be clearing out. I watched my mind explode with all of the other things I should be doing today.  I felt my throat…

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March mania cleansing time!

We are on the brink of spring in the northern hemisphere. Just like the return of the robins, we have the return of the call to cleanse blasting us from every direction. Spring is a traditional cleansing time for many cultures, timed with the melting snow, the rushing rivers, the movement of sap in the…

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San Jiao Meridian

The San Jiao meridian is also known as the Triple Heater or Triple Warmer meridian. The San Jiao meridian is one of the three Yang meridians located on the arm. “The San Jiao, or three visceral cavities, promotes the transformation and transportation of water and fluids throughout the body.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine…

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Nourishing the Kidneys

Winter is the season of the Kidneys. The Kidneys are the Yin Organ of the Water Element. Every Element is associated with a season, winter is the season of the Water Element.  Because of these associations we know that winter is a great time to accentuate the Kidney Organ System. Three ways to nourish the…

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Kidney Meridian

In Chinese Medicine, the Kidneys are of utmost importance as they store our Life Essence. Without Life Essence, there is no life, hence the importance of the Kidneys. The Kidney meridian and points along it are used to nourish and protect our Life Essence.

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Fun with live webinars!

Webinar technology provides an innovative and fun way to teach. It has been so much fun to connect you all at the same time!  Even though we are spread out across the planet we are able to connect here, in the digital world! Thank you for taking the time to figure out how to work…

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How “Sensing Qi” can transform your massage or bodywork practice

Sensing Qi has been the key to transforming my massage practice. Once I learned how to utilize Qi in my hands-on work, I started getting better results for my clients and creating more ease in my body.   The most common questions I get while teaching about acupoints and meridians are: How do I know…

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Timing and patience

I’ve been reading a book that I wish I had found years ago. The words speak directly to me only, filling in gaps in my knowledge and curiosity. So I became agitated, “why didn’t someone tell me about this book last year – when I really needed it?” In my mind I hear the repeating…

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