Everything begins in water. It is the womb and the supply—the place the place all is feasible and from the place all power emerges. As such, additionally it is the power of water the place all therapeutic cycles start. In Energy Medicine Yoga—a system of yoga that mixes power work with asana—we discover the place power is caught, and how we will get it to stream. And we concentrate on the organ methods and meridians that correspond with water: the Kidney and Bladder.
Kidney is the meridian system that leads all the others. The first acupuncture level on the Kidney meridian, Kidney 1, is the level on the base of your foot the place power enters the physique. The power then rises as much as the finish level of the Kidney meridian, referred to as Kidney 27, which is a junction level for all the different meridians (situated in the hollows under the tips of your collarbone). Kidney 27 is taken into account the “on” button of the physique, and thumping or tapping or deeply mass-aging this level awakens all the energies of the meridians and will get your physique’s power shifting ahead. If your physique’s power isn’t shifting ahead, you’re working at a 50 % deficit, which means the physique can’t heal itself. It’s shifting towards its personal power. It’s like rowing towards the present of a river.
Bladder, which is the longest meridian in the physique, governs the nervous system. The Bladder meridian goes alongside the spinal column twice, as soon as alongside a path that corresponds to your bodily physique and as soon as alongside a path that corresponds to your emotional physique.
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In phrases of psychology, the water aspect is the power of the baby, the thinker, and the king. This might be highly effective, potent, and, when out of stability, harmful. The important emotion that causes issues when water is out of stability is worry. And worry (together with anger, which is the wooden aspect) might be certainly one of the most debilitating and harmful feelings.
Winter, the season related to water, is usually a fiercely lonely time. Holidays can deliver up previous hurts and make us really feel disempowered or fearful. Turning our worry into hope, belief, religion, or braveness is the balm we have to assist us thrive via this season.
Working the Kidney and Bladder meridians by means of the following sequence will assist you emerge from loneliness, depression, and worry into hope, progress, and abundance. In the depth of water, when you can hope for one small factor, it will possibly assist pull you out of the water. That’s what you want if you’re in that deep. It solely requires you to consider that the risk for change exists. This is the energy of water. It is the begin. It is the place the place all potential lies.
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Excerpted from The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription, by Lauren Walker. Sounds True, August 2017. Reprinted with permission.
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