This book, Spring Yoga: 20 Poses for the Liver and Gall Bladder Meridians is informative & made into an easy to follow yoga class with concise instructions.Each yoga pose also has an image so you can practice with confidence, knowing that you are in correct alignment in each pose. These yoga poses activate the energy channels of the liver and gall bladder. When these organs become balanced it provides us with the ability to change and be flexible, just like the seasons.
According to the Chinese Five Element theory, the body is made up of the same five primary elements that exist in nature – Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth and Water. Each of these elements links to different organs, and affects us physically and psychologically. In spring the wood element is strongest, so activating the meridians (energy channels) of the liver and gallbladder brings balance to these organs.
Liver imbalance can cause anger, frustration, an inability to adapt to change, and inability to think or plan. Gall Bladder imbalance can cause symptoms like dry skin, peeling on the soles of the feet, brittle nails (due to trouble utilising calcium), constipation, excessive burping and bloating.It doesn’t sound very pleasant does it?
Spirit Yoga classes mostly use traditional yoga poses and some yoga therapy exercises that are based on bringing energy (chi or prana) to the meridian channels located through-out the body. Spring Yoga will bring balance to your body and life during the Spring Season, so you can function with greater ease. Imagine springing out of bed each morning because you have more vitality, joy, a clearer mind and a reason to smile from cheek to cheek.
The Author Martine Ford, is a qualified yoga instructor and owner of Spirit Yoga Australia. A former professional dancer, she has an extensive background in ballet, contemporary, character, jazz as well as numerous yoga studies.
Martine trained to Advanced Level in Power Yoga with Duncan Peak of Power Living Australia Yoga (P.L.A.Y). in the Baron Baptiste style of Power Yoga. She also has Certification in Advanced Kids Yoga from Zenergy Kids, Pre and Post Natal Yoga from The Yoga Institute and a Diploma in Dance from the Queensland Dance School of Excellence.
Martine is enjoying being able to share the many physical & spiritual benefits yoga offers with her varied students, and encourages them all to live from a place of peace, strength and clarity.