In past blog posts, I’ve spoken about the connection between bladder meridian and back pain. Balancing the energy of the bladder meridian will help to relax tight back muscles and promote a state of deep relaxation.
During the winter season, the energies are very strong in the kidney and bladder meridians. It is especially important to nurture and support these energy pathways at this time.
When the bladder energy is blocked, we feel exhausted. Feelings of isolation, anxiety, and fearfulness can also occur. The desire to hide away may be present: seeing the world as an unsafe place.
The bladder energy imbalance can also appear as a totally different extreme, lack of fear or false bravado. This behavior is based in fear and can lead to engaging in dangerous sports and activities.
Tips for supporting the bladder meridian during winter:
- Drink plenty of water (spring or carbon filtered is recommended)
- Use only quality salt such as Himalayan, Celtic or unprocessed sea salt
- Eat an alkaline diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Some foods which support bladder energy are: Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, mushrooms, radishes, yams, garlic, onion, seaweed, pine nuts, all beans, bone marrow, bone broth, venison, pork, chicken, bananas, blueberries, and pears.