Yin Energy Medicine

Light channels (Meridians) throughout the body by Silvia Fischer ǀ Mai 22, 2024 ǀ Chinese Medicine

As we have learned from the Tao – all things are energy.
Within the Chinese medicine tradition, the specific energies that work within us are understood to flow through meridians. The meridian system is a web of energy lines that connects the entire body together both physically and energetically. There are six major yin meridians and six yang meridians that link together the organs in the body, which we will explore in more detail.
Using the meridian lines as a guide for yogic practice is unique to yin yoga, and can help us understand how yin yoga can access the energy that moves through the body. If you attend a yin yoga class the teacher will almost certainly mention the meridians, to explain the organs or energy we are connecting to in the pose, or in their connections to the wu xing elements or seasons.
This will help you to understand a little more how yin yoga poses work with the meridians and organs. You do not need to know about this in order to enjoy yin yoga, but it can be nice to learn a little of the philosophy behind the practice, as it differs from the Western medical understanding of the body. Acupuncturists and doctors of Chinese medicine spend years learning the complex meridian maps of the body, so you won't become an expert overnight. And if this is too technical for your interests right now, feel free to skip ahead.

The Organs

In Chinese medicine each organ and its connected meridian have their own physiological and energy functions. When written down they are usually capitalised to illustrate that. So, for example Heart, is used to reference the meridian, energy and emotional systems connected to the heart, as opposed to simply the heart as an individual physical organ in the way that it is understood within the Western medical tradition.

The main yin organs are the Liver, Spleen, Heart, Lungs and Kidneys.
The yang organs are Gallbladder, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine and Bladder.

Each of these organs are connected to the five elements and the meridians share the same element so, for example, the Kidney organ and the Bladder meridian are both Water. In addition to their structure and functions, organs are also linked to emotional and energetic wellbeing. As long as Qi (Life Energy) can flow freely through your meridians and your organs, your body will be harmonious and healthy. But imbalance or blocks can occur through stress or trauma. This affects the function of the organ connected to the blocked meridian and ultimately, your whole being.


The major organs are connected via meridian lines in yin and yang pairs. For example, Lungs (yin) form a pair with the Large Intestine (yang). Each pairing is also connected to a particular element and emotion. The yin and the yang organs are part of one system, so if one of them is out of balance, it will affect its counterpart as well.
We may work directly with the organs or with particular physical or emotional blocks through the meridians. For instance, if you are feeling a lot of anger and frustration, you may have an excess of fire qi, and you may work with your Water-Kidney meridian through specific yin yoga pose to release or ‘wash away' this intense emotion and return to balance. Too much yang energy in the Stomach/Spleen could be felt as anxiety or tummy ache, a yin yoga practice with a focus on the Stomach, like gentle twists, could help soothe this excess of yang.
Emotional imbalances can be addressed through yin yoga practice, which in turn can soothe physiological imbalances – our emotions are rooted in our organs, and our organs affect our emotions – it's a cycle. And yoga connects to bring harmony to the whole being – body, mind and soul.

Yin and Yang

Lungs/Large Intestine
Metal Element: cleansing, removing, strength and firmness
Emotional pairing: Sadness/Gratitude
Earth Element: aspects of transformation, growth and nourishment
Emotional pairing: Anxiety/Compassion
Heart/Small Intestine
Fire Element: aspects of heat, expansion, and transformation
Emotional pairing: Agitation or Overwhelm/Joy
Kidneys Bladder:
Water Element: associated with moisture and flowing
Emotional pairing: Fear/Wisdom
Wood Element: germination, extension, softness and harmony
Emotional pairing: Anger/Creativity

Yin (Yoga) and Taoism

The natural flow of the Universe by Silvia Fischer ǀ Mai 21, 2024 ǀ Daoism

Men follows Earth
Earth follows Heaven
Heaven follows the Tao
And the Tao follows Nature

The Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu

When Lao Tzu explored yin and yang in his book; the Tao Te Ching, he also presented a philosophy, that he called the Tao - The Way. The Tao Te Ching became one of the foundational texts of the Taoist path - sharing that the key to a long healthy life is to follow the Tao, which is the natural flow of the Universe. Like Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the idea of Tao existed before Lao Tzu, but he created a guide that is one of the most well-known, especially to us here in the West.
Lao Tzu describes Tao as like water: flowing, soft yet powerful, nourishing all things. To live with Tao is to find harmony in the natural rhythm of life. Though the universe is in a state of constant flux. That in-between place, the flowing centre of finding balance of yin, yang, qi and wu xing, that point of equilibrium, that harmony, that's the Way, that's the Tao.
In Tao everything is connected, nothing and no one are separate. Using yin and yang again as an example, light and dark are connected and inseparable, moving in a cycle. We cannot have the light without the dark, we cannot have day without night. Furthermore, neither of these sides are good or bad, because they are inseparable parts of one whole.
Tao, like Yoga, is a journey toward peace. Effortlessness and simplicity lie at the heart of its practices. In accordance with Tao, one has to do nothing (known as wu wei - effortless action). Nothing, that is, against the tide of nature. In Yoga, we embrace a very similar idea called effortless effort finding a peacefulness even in challenging poses, because we are always moving with mindfulness and in harmony with our own body and breath.

Over time, Taoist ideas have mixed with Confucianism, folk tradition and Buddhism, making a beautiful, magical blend that varies through Chinese culture. I think all these threads woven together make for a rich mix, and nourishing and varied practice. Some who follow Tao as a concept focus more on the internal work of following the Way, some seek to connect to ancestors and ritual. As always, there's no right or wrong, simply the way you find it, and a call to explore as we find our own Way.

Light and the Shaman’s Fire Ceremony 

The Importance of the Shaman's Fire Ceremony by Alberto Villoldo ǀ Mai 13, 2024 ǀ Shamanism

As we have come to learn, ceremony and ritual are incredibly important to healing, as well as growth and development. To a shaman, the fire ceremony is incredibly sacred. Fire is a wild energy and helpful ally, if we properly respect it. Not only does it represent the rapid illumination we go through in becoming a shaman, it recycles energy! We burn items that represent different issues in our life, to transmute the energy of our issue, into the energy of light and heat, that we may take in and use to nourish ourselves, and our LEF. In indigenous societies, the elders carry on the tradition of gathering around a fire when the moon is full and dreaming of a world that they want their grandchildren to inherit. On that evening, they quietly arrive in a circle of dreamers, knowing that what they have to offer is just a tiny piece of the larger puzzle, and that it’s important that they show up with love and intent and participate in the dreaming process. 

At serpent (at the physical level), they know that they need to sit by the fire. At jaguar (at the emotional level), they realize that they must bring with them their love and curiosity and connection with al beings, including every other shaman gathered around the fire wherever they may be on the earth. At hummingbird (at the mythic level) they offer their vision without comprehending how it fits into the collective dream. At eagle (at the level of Spirit), they see the larger picture before them and understand the totality of the dream without being able to express it or define it. They feel the power and wonder of Spirit. They become the moon and the stars, fire and the smoke, each other and themselves, no one and everyone. 

How to perform a Fire Ceremony

The fire ceremony is done on the full moon of each month. 

  • Before coming to the fire circle, prepare Spirit Arrow or Death Arrow, a stick that represents an issue or something you want to let go of. Blow the issue into the stick.
  • Choose a stick to circulate at the fire as an offering for the healing of the Earth, the Pachamama stick (this stick is thicker and more substantial than a personal offering stick).
  • The Pachamama stick is passed around the circle for all to offer their blessing.
  • Open Sacred Space.
  • Prepare the fire.
  • Start the fire. One person should care-take the fire for the evening.
  • Begin the chant to call upon the Spirit of the Waters beneath the Earth There is a two-week period following a fire ceremony in which “instances of opportunity” appear. These “instances” provide the opportunity to translate your intent for healing into reality. You are advised to think of the fire ceremony not as an instantaneous magical change, but rather the start of a healing process or journey.

When was the last time you seized the opportunity to change your behavior in the real world and then let the universe take care of the details? 

Universo Q’eros, el último Ayllu Inca

Rumbos del Peru, Fotografías: Jimmy Nelson ǀ Jan 12, 2020 ǀ Cultura

Los Q ‘eros es una comunidad quechua en la provincia de Paucartambo, en el Cusco. La nación Q’ero se remonta a los pueblos antiguos del Tawantisuyo, que vivían en la región del Antisuyo. Sus descendientes se encuentran en los alrededores del monte Ausangate. Estas son fotografías de Jimmy Nelson que visitó a la comunidad que vive en Qochamoqo y sus alrededores, a casi 4.400 metros sobre el nivel del mar en el este del Perú. De esta comunidad y se dice que es el ultimo ayllu Inca, la última comunidad inca del país.

El 21 de noviembre del 2007, la cultura del pueblo de Q’ero fue declarada patrimonio cultural de la nación peruana; está declaratoria manifiesta que la comunidad de Q’ero ha conservado su identidad a través del tiempo enriqueciendo el acervo cultural del Perú.

Los Q’eros son conocidos como los guardianes de la sabiduría de los Andes. Son productores orgánicos de papa, pastores de alpacas, músicos y tejedores que viven en aldeas remotas.

En el Perú los Q’eros se esfuerzan por preservar su identidad étnica indígena. Son una de las comunidades andinas más aisladas, que se mueven con las estaciones para vivir y trabajar en varias altitudes.

Los Q’eros son conocidos por la belleza de sus tejidos tradicionales que están codificados con símbolos ancestrales y conocimiento cultural centrado en la tierra.

La gente de Q’eros vive una vida trabajadora a la par con la naturaleza. Realizan ofrendas a Pachamama, la Madre Tierra y a los Apus, espíritus de montaña, a cambio de su bienestar y el de sus animales y cultivos. Los conceptos de ayni de la cosmovisión, la importancia de compartir recíprocamente y animu, la conciencia de una esencia animada en todas las cosas, configuran sus interacciones entre ellos y su entorno.

The Healer's Journey

Traveling through Patagonia as Mesa carrier by Silvia Fischer ǀ Dec 24, 2023 ǀ Shamanism 

My dears,
Some of you know that I was drawn to Chile to delve deeper into energy medicine. Why in Chile of all places? Because a lot of things here are still untouched and the hearts of the machis (medicine women/shamans) beat here. I was able to relate a lot of things to my experiences with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but a lot goes far beyond that. 


As in natural medicine, the focus is on people with all their physical, psychological and mental “stories”. It's about bringing people back into energetic balance, because illness can only arise in an imbalance. When Ayni (=balance) is restored, the body heals itself and illnesses cannot arise in the first place. The Daoists knew about the power of nature, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) still maintains this homeostasis, which is why people visit the medicine woman and medicine man regularly to let the life energy flow where there is stagnation, to balance out abundances or deficiencies and to restore Yin and Yang, or Ayni. 


Shamanic energy medicine uses other tools, namely the energetic light field (LEF) or also called aura. There, the shamans use tracking to see prints and heavy energies emerging in the field; this could be the beginning of an illness or information that there have been incidents in the family. With illuminations and soul retrieval, these dark energies (also affinities, by the way) can be deleted; sometimes an extraction or cord cutting is even necessary. Lost parts of the soul caused by trauma can be brought back. 


Unfortunately, conventional medicine is the opposite, the disease or symptoms are treated and the pain is numbed - we have a disease system, not a health system - worse: instead of listening to the alarm signals of our body or mind, the signals are suppressed or put to rest, the body/mind has to find another outlet and reports again until this signal is also silenced. The problem: The disease, especially cancer, usually comes back, even if an operation seemed to be successful, unfortunately the information is still in the client's energetic field. Affinity attracts diseases, events and people - over and over again. 


We in "civilized/Western society" have forgotten how to trust in nature and the powers of self-healing, we are moving further and further away from our origins, it starts with the lack of exercise in everyday life and ends with an unhealthy diet and we have lost our feeling for "Space and Time".
But a healthy mind wants to be in a healthy body. The goal is to stay in good health as we get older, as long as we can. What good is it to us to grow old but vegetate for the last 10-20 years? It is important to find the natural (life) rhythm again and to let go of everything that we are not. What remains is essential, the true self. 


I have now completed the “Shamanic Energy Medicine” and “Advanced Divination & Seeing” training in Los Lobos in Chile and the next few weeks will be spent deepening what I have learned.
I travel light and work/practice remotely, ready to share my knowledge and experiences.
Yes, online treatments/healing via Zoom – regarding my initial skepticism – it also works. Beginners mind: Curious and with an open heart.
Are you also interested and would you like to find out more about it? Then please contact me for a one-to-one session, here via email or WhatsApp.
Until then, I wish you a wonderful Christmas with precious moments of gratitude and love
Silvia, your medicine woman and Mesa carrier;) 


We are all one, Heal & Move🦅 

What is Shamanic Energy Medicine 

Upgrading the quality of the luminous energy field (LEF) by Alberto Villoldo ǀ Dec 21, 2023 ǀ Shamanism

For millennia the indigenous Wisdom Keepers, the medicine men and women of the Americas (in fact, of the world), developed methodologies for healing that were based on upgrading the quality of the luminous energy field (LEF). Also known as a halo or aura, this energy matrix surrounds all living beings and organizes the body the same way that iron filings are organized by a magnet on a piece of glass.

The LEF contains information about our genetic histories, the illnesses and psychological dramas that run in our families and determine how we will heal, age, and even how we will die. This information is encoded in the form of imprints that are stored in the field. When we don’t upgrade the quality of the LEF, we end up living out the same dramas that our parents and grandparents experienced; the successes and the failures, the lost loves and the hurt. We end up repeating them all. We also repeat the genetic histories of our ancestors – living with and dying of the same conditions they suffered throughout their lives.

When we upgrade the quality of the LEF by clearing the imprints of trauma and disease, we create the energetic conditions for health – and disease goes away. This is the foundation of Shamanic Energy Medicine: To create and maintain extraordinary health, so that our health-span equals our lifespan.

Cutting-edge neuroscience is now confirming what shamans have known all along. Thanks to neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to organize itself into higher order neuro circuitry, we can create psychosomatic health.

Biology is telling us about epigenetics – our ability to modify our genetic expression through what we eat, drink, and breathe; through the thoughts we have, and the love that we experience in our lives. In fact, only 10 percent of our health or illness is influenced by our genes. The other 90 percent is a result of our lifestyle … and our dreams.

I like to tell people that we are our dreams and not our genes. If we don’t upgrade our luminous energy field, if we don’t come up with new dreams to carry us forth in life, we will keep replaying and repeating the nightmare that we inherited through genetics. Shamans know that we can modify our genetics through our energy field. That it is possible to access password protected areas that switch on the genes that create health.

At the core of Shamanic Energy Medicine is how we modify our genetic expression in order to create health. Even beyond that, we can take a quantum leap to create a new human – which I like to call homo luminous – that is not subject to the suffering and the illnesses that have long plagued humanity, and that continue to plague us today. Through shamanic energy medicine we can create a new human that ages and dies and heals courageously and brilliantly.

Shamanic Energy Medicine Healing

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