Within the pages of this book, we will go deeper into the theory of yin and yang and how this theory is strongly associated to our health, our well-being, and our spiritual development. There is a quiz inside the book that you can complete to help you have a better understanding as to whether you may have more yin or yang characteristic in your life at this current time and what you can do to bring things back to a balanced state. The primary purpose of this book is to develop a deeper understanding of the forces of yin and yang and to give practical, modern day suggestions as to how to go about working with the forces of yin and yang rather than against them. The term or theory of “balance” is also explored, as it is not often clear as to what balance is and how being in balance feels. Learning to flow with yin and yang sets can be one of the greatest adventures of one’s life, for when one if “synced up” to these cosmic forces, life takes on a smoother and more fluid unfolding in a way that is nurturing, supportive, and naturally produces a deeper sense of appreciation.
Michael Hetherington (BHlthSci, TCM, Yoga) is an author, yoga instructor, a qualified acupuncturist and a teacher of traditional Oriental medicine.
He is passionate about self health care, Oriental philosophy applied to modern living, empowering education and embracing the human potential.
He holds a Bachelor in Health Science from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and a level 2, yoga teacher certificate from the Byron yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga since 2008 and was a lecturer of Oriental medicine and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences from 2014-2015.
In his early twenties he suffered from regular migraine headaches, depression and chronic lower back pain, which he overcame primarily through the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.
Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing Oki-Do yoga (Japanese Yoga form developed by Dr Masahiro Oki) under the guidance of Peter Masters.
Inspired by the teachings of many he has learned that a lighthearted and nurturing approach to life serves best.
Michael's other interests include world music, dancing, multimedia arts, reading, traveling, spending time in nature & drinking cups of tea.