Nope, it's not the name of a master meditator/martial artist/holy monk who lives in the woods.
It's a concept; a philosophy of living; and when practiced on a daily basis, becomes part of the fabric of your daily routine. It isn't really a singular task that you do and check off at the end of the day. It's really more of the way you approach your tasks and the mindset (or your attitude) that you take when you go through the mundane, daily motions of living. And what powers the beating of the heart of the concept of Yang Sheng? The idea of nurturing and self care.
OK. Maybe I'm making this sound a little too simple. Or so simple that it just becomes downright confusing (sorta like when Mr Miyagi tells Daniel in the Karate Kid to "wax on, wax off" in typical zen-like fashion, while teaching him karate - and poor Daniel wonders how the heck any of this stuff even relates to real life!)
This is where I come in and do my typical filibuster...
Yes, it seems a bit strange doesn't it? Stick a needle here, here, here and here - and you will be able to run better??
Most of our ancient simian instincts would tell us, "HEEELLLLLLLLLLLL no!"
However, allow me to convince you to just consider an option - just yet, another option in your toolbox of treatment options for you to choose from if you happen have a couple of creaks, bumps, sprains or noisy joints that you'd like to investigate (hopefully with the help of your friendly neighbourhood acupunk!) in order to get you back on your feet and running (or swimming, cycling, gym-ing, monkey bar climbing, etc) again. I can testify that it works - not simply because I do the acupuncturing on people but really because, I too, have been a patient of acupuncture myself and I am thankful that I have this modality of treatment to fall back on if, (the gods forbid) I should sprain my ankle yet again!
It looks like my journey to getting my personal website project off the ground is locked, loaded and on! I didn't realize that I wasn't actually on google for the longest time (until now). My first domain name project on Wordpress didn't really take off because I didn't really have the magical skills for navigating it. So I decided to revisit Wix, where I got my first free website spit-and-polished put together at the end of 2017, and after doing a few rounds of mental, technical, financial and hair-pulling gymnastics, I secured an official Wix domain today and (I believe the term is) "optimized" my new website on google so I can be found more easily.
For an introverted acupuncturist like myself, "getting found" was the last thing I'd instinctively want to do.
But the SEO-CEO within that seems to be growing with each passing year roared to life and nudged me to do yet another thing that scares the beejeezuz out of m...