Crescent Moon Yoga Pose
Muscles Associated with the Kidneys
The following are the muscles that are associated with the kidney meridian. Psoas muscle The psoas muscle is a deep muscle in the hip area. It originates at the transverse process of the lumber spine and travels inside the pelvis and attaches to the lesser trochanter of the femur (thigh bone).
The psoas is one of the most important muscles to do with the lower back, the hips and sitting posture, in general. Often, the psoas muscle is too contracted, due to sitting in chairs or driving for too many hours of the day, day in day out, causing the psoas muscle to be shortened. Signs of a shortened psoas muscle are a rounded lower back, difficulty in standing up straight, tail bone tucked under and weak abdominal muscles – which all are contributing factors to back pain.
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Direct the energy from the Crystal Palace to your eyes, imagining your eyes becoming affected by the smile on your lips. Let your eyes shine, just like when you’re around someone you love. Direct that love and that smile inward.
Continue to smile throughout your body, perhaps directing it toward an area that needs healing or an
area that you rarely give attention to (this is where your liver comes in). Continue to direct smile energy throughout your body until the slight smile on your face feels natural.
Then go spread that sweet look around town.
When someone in my life is sick or unhappy, much of my mindfulness training goes out the window. I worry. I wonder how I can “fix” it. I Google man, do I Google. This probably accomplishes less than nothing. After all, no one gets better and says, “It was your worrying that got me through the dark days.”