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April 30, 2018 -  Scorpio - kidney - time to uplift

The next full moon on Monday April 30 is the kidney meridian. The kidney energy can be used to soar like an eagle or crawl like the scorpion. To uplift oneself and others is an expression of our creative spirit. Self-gratification and destruction reflects blocked creative energy. Kidneys, a water element, relate to 2nd chakra, the center of creative energy, sexuality, and passion.

Emotionally one may feel: fear, anxiety, confusion, frustration and the need for perfection. Can lead to a vengeful attitude. The kidney energy is responsible for how we age, the quality of our bones, pulling prana from the lungs, our hearing, and our motivation. Kidneys are easily damaged through overdoing life with thrills, stress, drugs and other stimulants.

  “At the new moon you are at the lowest. At the full moon your glandular system is at the highest. On the eleventh day of the moon you are in balance. If on these three days in the month you can fast on lemon and water it will help you out. If you feel very cold, you can add ginger to it.”       Yogi Bhajan

“At the new moon you are at the lowest. At the full moon your glandular system is at the highest. On the eleventh day of the moon you are in balance. If on these three days in the month you can fast on lemon and water it will help you out. If you feel very cold, you can add ginger to it.”      Yogi Bhajan

Physical symptoms:

  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Sweaty hands & feet 
  • Bloating
  • Bone & ear problems
  • Cold in extremities
  • Muscle tightness in low & mid back, diaphragm, or upper shoulders
  • Urinary or reproduction problems
  • Tinnitus
  • Puffy face

Things to eat: 

  • Drink cucumber juice 
  • Turmeric, add to meals or make Golden Milk
  • Eat black foods: eggplant, beans, seaweed, licorice. Not black coffee
  • Eat naturally salty foods: olives, seaweed, ginger, cinnamon

Tips:

  • Hold and massage index finger of each hand for 2 minutes. 
  • Wear a silk or cotton cummerbund 

Yoga for the kidneys:

  • Camel pose (begin in celibate pose)
  • Baby Pose
  • Butterfly pose, exhale head down, inhale up.
  • Life nerve stretch
  • Chant - Chatr Chakra Varti - (Last 4 lines of Jap Sahib). Increase effect with left hand on right knee, and right hand and index finger up making small circles with finger.