Listen to your inner wisdom of the Water Element of Tradtitional Chinese Medicine & Yin Yoga
The Water element is associated with the kidneys & the Urinary Bladder. It influences emotions, passion, pleasure, creativity, fluidity, and sexuality. A balanced water element allows easy connection with others, contentment, release of attachments, openness to joy and pleasure, and expression of creativity and strong bones.
Imbalance may lead to emotional instability, dehydration, low libido, tension, and feeling stuck.
Water nourishes the body. Connecting with it in yoga strengthens and relaxes the lower back, releases tension, and enhances flexibility. To balance the water element:
Wisely encourage a release of tension in the lower back & hamstrings..
Be aware of any fear in your day to day life…is it justified?
Practice poses supporting the adrenal glands (just above the kidneys).
Learn Ujjayi breath, mimicking ocean waves.
Try poses and meditation supporting the water element.
Visualisation: Floating in serene water, cleansing and purifying your being
Ananda Balasana: Happy Baby pose to release Bladder channel
Chair forward fold: Nourishing lower back pose
Vipariti Karani: Support & nourish the adrenals
Remember, the water element plays a vital role in maintaining overall well-being. Its influence extends beyond our yoga practice, permeating our daily lives. Furthermore, it's worth noting that the kidneys, associated with the water element, play a crucial role in our immune system. By nurturing the water element within, we can support our body's natural defense mechanisms and promote vibrant health.
Deepen your knowledge of how you can build genuine strength through specific food as medicine, therapeutic yoga and water element exploration.