Yoga for the Meridians: Heart/Small Intestine & Bladder/Kidney

hi folks… my post was a little late last week… and a little early this week… but i’m leaving town on thursday, and wanted to get this out before then.   here is the second installment of the meridian yoga series.  let me know if you have questions.  enjoy!

Heart Meridian:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM // Small Intestine Meridian 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

this pair, arriving right in the ‘heart’ of the day,  deeply connects of our emotional life.  these two meridians work together by taking in and sorting out the ‘pure’ from the ‘impure’.  emotional manifestations include: confusion, anxiety, hysteria, and melancholy.  physical manifestations include:  tightness in the shoulders, headaches, extreme sweating, extreme thirst, cold arms/hands, issues around menopause, and insomnia.
Bladder Meridian 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM // Kidney Meridian 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

as anyone who regularly gets sleepy in the late afternoon can attest to, the bladder and kidney meridians rule the energy/vitality of the body.  it has been said that if you can balance the bladder meridian, you can balance the whole body – one reason, perhaps, that back massage feels so good for ones whole self.  emotional manifestations include:  fear, guardedness, and adaptability.  physical manifestations include:  inflexibility, neck/back/hip pain, headaches, infertility, epilepsy, diabetes, urinary problems, impotence, and edema (swelling).

3 thoughts on “Yoga for the Meridians: Heart/Small Intestine & Bladder/Kidney

  1. I love your little drawings! These are really helpful. I would like to print these blogs and hang them around so I can be reminded how to respond when my body expresses symptoms. Are you ever going to print these into a book?

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