Mala means thread in Sanskrit. Mine happens to be pink. For no reason at all, it just turned out to be the mala that set "Pink Mala" in motion. But whether a thread is red or pink or any other colour is not only a personal choice but a reflection of a personal need, expression, path and ideally that's what we all aim for. A path that brings out and nourishes our personal potential so we may live according to our personal needs and happiness.
My path started with music, transited book-design, entered (facilitating) Yin Yoga and Qi Gong and is now an accumulation of all that and an ongoing process.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues - currently more often referred to as fascia - and will affect the deeper layers of the muscles, ligaments, bones and tendons. Unlike the more dynamic and muscular forms of Yoga, Yin Yoga postures are held for a longer period of time allowing for Yin tissues to respond and energy flow to be stimulated within.
Qi Gong, one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (next to acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tuina massage and nutrition) is practiced for both healing and health maintenance, to increase vitality and reduce stress.
Both Yin Yoga and Qi Gong stimulate the major meridians that run through the body, calm the nervous system and cultivate inner peace and stillness. However, the experience of both is as individual as someone's body frame, bone structure and the colour of their eyes and will therefore always remain personal.
Both have their roots in Taoism, the way of the universe, in which we may discover our own unique energy and expression.