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The Liver-Gallbladder Meridian: How Yin Yoga Can Help with Anger and Frustration

Anger and frustration are emotions that we all experience at some point. They are normal, natural responses to challenging situations, but if left unaddressed, they can become destructive and harmful to ourselves and those around us.

I want to share some of my fav yin yoga poses to support you on your journey, if you want to experience this within a circle of women, join our New Moon event on Wednesday 22nd @10am PST, if you've missed the date, it will be recording and saved in the members area.

Anger is typically characterized by feelings of hostility, irritability, and a desire to lash out or retaliate. Frustration, on the other hand, can manifest as feelings of annoyance, disappointment, and a sense of being stuck or trapped.

But, essentially they are both sensations in the body which we label as anger and/or frustration based on the current perception of the situation. Everyone's physical experience is different and everyone's response the sensation is different. The main thing is you recognise there is some kind of disharmony within you.

One way to manage these emotions is through the practice of yin yoga. By working on the meridians, or energy pathways, in the body, yoga can help to release blockages and promote balance and harmony.

Yin Yoga is a slower-paced, more meditative style of yoga that focuses on deep stretching of the body's connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Unlike other forms of yoga that emphasize muscular strength and flexibility, Yin Yoga targets the body's deep connective tissues and aims to increase flexibility and joint mobility.

The liver and gallbladder meridians are associated with the liver and gallbladder organs, respectively, and are believed to play a crucial role in regulating the flow of qi or life force energy throughout the body.

The liver meridian runs through the inner legs, through the genitals, up the sides of the torso, and ends at the top of the head. The gallbladder meridian, on the other hand, runs from the outside corner of the eye, over the ears, and down the sides of the neck and body to the outer corners of the toenails.

In TCM, the liver is said to be responsible for the smooth flow of qi, blood, and emotions. When the liver meridian is blocked, it can lead to physical and emotional issues such as headaches, menstrual cramps, irritability, anger and depression.

The gallbladder meridian is also important in TCM, as it is believed to help with decision making and courage.

Here are my top 5 poses to get you started, if you need more guidance join us on Wednesday or catch the recording:

  1. Dragon Pose - also known as Low Lunge, this pose targets the liver meridian and stretches the hip flexors, hamstrings, and quadriceps.

  2. Shoelace Pose - this seated pose targets the hips and inner thighs and can help stimulate the liver meridian.

  3. Wide-Legged Forward Fold - this pose stretches the inner thighs, hips, and lower back, while also stimulating the liver meridian.

  4. Twisted Root Pose - a seated twist that targets the liver meridian while stretching the hips, spine, and shoulders.

  5. Sphinx Pose - this gentle backbend targets the spine and can help stimulate the liver meridian.

Sending love,


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