The energy of spring is powerful enough to push crocus flowers up and outward through the hardened soil and snow. As we are part of nature this same energy is beginning to ignite in our bodies. This time of year, many people are interested in walking outside and starting or gearing up an exercise program.
The energy meridians most active in spring are Liver and Gallbladder. Today I want to discuss Liver Meridian. As the springtime energy awakens in our bodies, if our liver energy is unbalanced, we will feel out of sorts.
The liver is responsible for maintaining the smooth flow of qi and blood. It also plays a role in aiding the smooth flow of emotions. Other associations of the Liver Meridian are: ligaments and tendons, the eyes, the color green, the emotion of anger and frustration, and the sour flavor.
A stagnated liver energy can result in headaches, eye problems (i.e. blurry vision), high blood pressure, tendon problems, dry or itchy eyes, bloating and indigestion. To support the liver:
- get outside to walk in nature
- drink alcohol in moderation
- have a practice to de-stress (i.e. yoga, meditation, any type of exercise)
- Have your energy balanced with acupressure or acupuncture