Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Full moon in Capricorn on 28 June 2018, affecting the triple warmer/burner which controls our prana (lifeforce)
Thursday 28 June 2018 will see a full moon in Capricorn, affecting the triple warmer/burner meridian. This yang meridian begins on the backside of the ring finger and runs along the arm, before terminating at the outer corner of the eye. The triple burner meridian controls our prana (lifeforce -- what in Chinese medicine is called Chi) as well as the distribution of energy in three main areas: 1) the chest, which is responsible for breathing; 2) the abdominal cavity which controls digestion; and 3) the pelvic area which is in charge of elimination as well as reproduction. Its partner meridian is the pericardium meridian.
The triple warmer is a fire element (agni). Fire energy goes up, against gravity. The fire tattva is concerned with moving from the material realm to the spiritual realm through purification (alchemy through fire). But guidance is needed to succeed, which is why we need a guru. The triple burner also controls appetite, thirst and body temperature.
Importantly, Capricorn and the triple burner meridian rule the glandular system, the guardians of health and emotional well-being, and of stability in infinite consciousness. Our glandular secretions determine the blood chemistry, which in turn determines traits of our personality, our moods and our emotions, including surges of pleasure and displeasure. If, e.g. your thyroid is not functioning well, you will likely find yourself lacking in patience and tolerance.
Yoga for Triple Burner:
(Expansion of the information on www.breathislife.com)
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
I've been doing a lot of health consultations recently around female health and hormonal health (PCOS, endometriosis,uterine fibroids, fertility problems, ...) and the one thing that seems to shock women each time when they hear me say it, is the detrimental role of coffee on our hormonal system and fertility.
So, dear women (and men, because even men's coffee intake has a detrimental effect, see below):
Caffeine is a catastrophe for your hormones! Tons of reputable studies link caffeine with impaired fertility and hormonal discord. Research e.g. shows that drinking 3 cups of coffee a day (consumed by either men or women!!) increases the risk of miscarriage by 74%. Coffee is considered equal to drinking alcohol and smoking in terms of impairing fertility. And coffee depletes the B vitamins that are so necessary for healthy ovulation and hormone balance.
Caffeine also severely affects menopausal symptoms, and takes a very heavy toll on your nervous system, adrenal glands and kidneys (your body needs 5 liters of water to balance the kidneys again after one cup of coffee).
Visit http://www.shuniya-yoga.org/yogic-health-nutrition/ for more info on consultations I offer.