Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Yoga to rebalance - love your liver

Please click on the video below to watch, 'Yoga to rebalance-Love your liver'-on my YouTube Channel.

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Your liver may have been working very hard over the festive season when our normal diet can be forgotten and we may drink alcohol.  Foods containing saturated fats or worse, transfats can increase your cholesterol which makes for an unhappy liver. 

Keeping your liver happy is important because the liver works hard for you - it has many functions in your body which include detoxification, controlling the levels of fats, amino acids and glucose in your blood, breaking down hormones, making enzymes and proteins which are involved in blood clotting etc  - see 'About the liver'- British Liver Trust https://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/liver-information/ for more.  On the wellness blog, 40plusandalliswell we are looking at ways in which you can pamper your liver- please see 'Pamper your liver' http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/pamper-your-liver.html  

We can also use our yoga practice to benefit the health of the liver.  The liver is located on the right side just below your ribcage.  In this week's yoga video we will be working on the liver meridian as well as stimulating the liver area directly.  The liver meridian runs from the inside of the big toe, over the top of the foot, up the inside of the leg then across the abdomen, up the side of the ribcage.  Our practice therefore focuses on inner thigh and groin openers, with a lateral stretch, back bend and twist included to stimulate the liver directly.  Working on the liver meridian frees any blockages in the liver meridian ensuring optimum wellbeing of the liver.

The meditation at the end of the video focuses on releasing any physical or mental toxins that have built up in your body as a result of the liver not working at an optimum level.

Please note if you suspect that you have a liver problem please see you medical practitioner - the video is not intended as a cure for liver disease but for maintaining optimum health of the liver.

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