Paul Grilley

Paul Grilley

Paul Grilley has been teaching Yoga since 1980 and his special interest is the teaching of anatomy.

Taoist Analysis: Getting familiar with Yin and Yang

Yin Yang

When analyzing the human body there are many things we could discuss. The Thirtieth Edition of Gray’s Anatomy runs to nearly 1700 pages. And that is just a description of body parts. Textbooks on physiology easily go into the thousands of pages. But what is most immediately relevant to Hatha Yoga practitioners is “How does my body move?” or even more precisely “Why does my body not move the way I want it to?”

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Exercise and Sacrifice

Paul Grilley

In our last article we elaborated why we should make a distinction between Yin and Yang tissues. Yang tissues should be exercised in a Yang way and Yin tissues should be exercised in a Yin way. Muscles are Yang, bones and connective tissue are Yin. Yang muscles should be exercised with rhythm and repetition.

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