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March 31, 2018 -  Libra - keep in a flow of life

The next full moon on Saturday, March 31, is the bladder meridian.  This meridian has more points than any other meridian so can affect many areas. Together the bladder and the kidneys relate to the second chakra, the water element. Key is to keep in a flow of life, meaning no resistance. Remember, over time, water can shape the earth. Fear causes us to tighten. If we tighten, we become cold and frozen.  Follow these suggestions to help get in a flow using the power of this full moon energy.

  “In the shadow of the moon, She danced in the starlight     Whispering a haunting tune, To the night.”      Blackmore’s Night

“In the shadow of the moon, She danced in the starlight

Whispering a haunting tune, To the night.”     Blackmore’s Night

Imbalance or blockage symptoms:

  • Fear, timidity, frustration and tearfulness.
  • Aching ankles and knee caps. 
  • Low back, neck or head pain.
  • Nose bleed.
  • Leg cramps & sciatica.
  • Bladder infection.

Things to add to your diet: 

  • Drink lots of good water.
  • Eat black foods. 
  • Eat melons.
  • Fresh juice 2 parts spinach, 1 part carrot.
  • Cranberry juice
  • Horseradish
  • Cucumber

Things to avoid:

  • Salt. It dries out the body.
  • Excess emotional frustration.
  • Coffee - even if black :-(

Tips:

  • Hold and massage little finger of each hand for 2 minutes. 
  • Listen to calming music.
  • Wear color black.
  • Contract the muscles when urinating to strengthen. Do daily to prevent kidney stones.

Yoga for the bladder:  (these are separate practices - not a set)

  • All calming and quieting meditations.
  • Alternate nostril breathing, inhale Sat, exhale Nam. Breath deep. 10 min.
  • Calming the mind meditation: Left hand on heart center, right hand on right knee in gyan mudra. Through a rounded mouth, using a long and deep whistle breath on the inhale and exhale.
  • Standing with hands in venus lock (fingers interlaced) on your head. Swing loosely side to side. Same position bending from waist inhale backward and exhale forward.
  • Shoulder stand followed by plough pose.