Thursday, 19 July 2018

27 July 2018: Full Moon in Aquarius - Visualize a New Direction, even a New Life!

The next full moon on Friday 27 July 2018 will activate the gallbladder meridian. This is the longest meridian in the body and is a yang meridian. The gallbladder is the organ where, according to yogic anatomy, our frustrations are stored – twin organ is the liver, where anger gets stored. The gallbladder's functions include secreting and storing bile, and it affects spleen and stomach functions. 

In below illustrations you can see the path of the gallbladder meridian through the body, with details over the foot.

    
Frustrations might arise in the days leading up to the full moon and just after, and our tolerance may be (severely) challenged. The test is to stay mindful and present throughout, take a breath, and look for any opportunities to expand your patience and exercise your abilities to accept and surrender.

When prana (life force) is stuck in the gallbladder meridian, one can have difficulties making decisions, or on the contrary make very rash decisions. The indecisiveness can lead to emotional frustration in yourself and those around you (family members, colleagues, …). 

The gallbladder works closely with its twin organ the liver in taking plans and bringing them to realisation. This is an excellent time to visualise the ideal life situation, partner, workplace, travel or whatever.

Physical symptoms of a blocked gallbladder meridian:
  •         Headache on one side of the head
  •      Neck tension
  •         Hip & lower back pain
  •         Nausea & indigestion
  •         Pain in the shoulder blade
  •         Outside leg pain, sciatica 

Tips:
  •         Visualise the colour green
  •         All physical activity is beneficial in this time, especially if it causes you to sweat
  •         Lose extra weight

Things that are good to eat:
  •         Green & sour foods
  •         Homemade yogurt
  •         Drink warm lemon water or apple cider vinegar water
  •         Spelt with vegetables
  •         Sprouts
  •         Corn silk tea

Foods to avoid:
  •         Sweets - they weaken the will
  •         Heavy, fatty or oily meals

Yoga for the Gallbladder meridian:

  •         All postures to strengthen the navel point/3rd chakra.
  •         Stretch pose 1-5 minutes with breath of fire
  •         All pranayama/breathing exercises
  •         Meditation 1: Sitting in easy pose, left hand on the heart centre, right hand rests on the right knee in gyan mudra. Focus on the third eye. Start breathing in a 4-part breath: Inhale through the nose, exhale through the nose. Inhale through the mouth, exhale through the mouth. Inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth. Inhale through the mouth, exhale through the nose. Continue for 11 minutes.
  •         Meditation 2: Sitting in easy pose, again with the left hand on the heart centre and the right hand resting on the right knee in gyan mudra, focus on the third eye. Long deep breathing through a rounded mouth, whistling on both the inhale and exhale. Continue for 11 minutes or more.


Yoga kriya for the gallbladder meridian:


(Expansion of the information on www.breathislife.com)

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