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#28daysofyin Day 9 : Strengthening Your Bladder

#28daysofyin Day 9 : Strengthening Your Bladder

#28daysofyin heads to the #beach! Isn’t it FANTASTIC that #Summer has finally arrived. We hit up the farmers markets this morning, then kicked off our @yogaforallnewcastle and @tahneeyoga #Ayurvedic #cleanse this morning, and then I headed to la mer to have a splash in the beautiful salt water. So good! Today we look at the Water element via the Urinary Bladder meridian. How appropriate! The Bladder is responsible for storing and then releasing the waste fluids of the body, passed on via the kidneys. According to the Chinese, the Urinary Bladder receives the ‘dirty' part of fluids after Small Intestine separates them from the ‘clean' fluids; it is in charge of Qi transformation, that is, transforming and excreting fluids by the power of Qi; and controls the storing of fluid. Energetically, however, it’s ALL about our autonomous nervous system. The meridian branches we’re looking at run along your back body, from your head to your heels, flowing along either side of the spinal column (congruent with the ida and pingala nadis in yogic physiology). [Side note: all the other meridians can be accessed along the Urinary Bladder via shu points, so work this meridian, work your whole energy body.) This directly affects our autonomous nervous system and influences which branch of the nervous system is activated: sympathetic or parasympathetic. If you’re tense along the spine, chances are you’re in sympathetic mode too often (read that as stressed out!), and it’s time to harmonise your autonomous nervous system. Which means we need to get that parasympathetic working, baby, and breathe deep and rest. But the good news is we can also relieve some of this tension by tuning into the energetics of the Urinary Bladder meridian. Then, baby, we RELAX, and our vital functions are regulated, and the body gets to work repairing anything that needs repairing, and basically, life is sweet. An imbalance in the Bladder energy can cause us to feel habitual fear, a bit wishy-washy, changing our minds constantly, really insecure, just generally being a bit all over the place.  If the imbalance becomes chronic, it results in such emotional responses as jealousy, suspicion>>>

 

>>>and holding on to long-standing grudges. Oh dear. But on the positive side, the Urinary Bladder energy in flow is full of hope and confidence, limitless potential. Tune into these elements in the Butterfly pose today. This is another of my favourite poses, it just opens me up all along my spine and leaves me buzzing with good vibes and good chi. Start seated, bring the soles of the feet together and slide them away from you do you find yourself with a diamond shape to your legs. Allow your back to round as you fold forward, resting your hands wherever they fall. Relax those fingers! Let your head hang, or rest your forehead it on a pillow or a block or bolster, or even bend your elbows and prop your head in your hands. To simply hang can be too much for most people’s necks in the beginning, so use support. Once you’re in the pose, try and relax your neck and jaw, your hips and pelvis, and your thighs. If the sides of the knee start to pull, use blocks, pillows or a bolster under the knees. Five whole minutes, yogis. Or marinate for ten, because it’s Sunday and you can. Have a beautiful day! <3 #yoga #yinyoga #butterfly #butterflypose #urinarybladdermeridian #tcm #meridians #emotions #yogaathome #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeveryday

#28daysofyin Day 10 : Taking Care of Your Gallbladder

#28daysofyin Day 10 : Taking Care of Your Gallbladder

#28daysofyin Day 8: Large-scale Care for Your Large Intestine

#28daysofyin Day 8: Large-scale Care for Your Large Intestine