Kundalini Yoga and the March Full Moon

Thu, 08 Mar 2012

In we work with energy streams, and both the sun and the moon have a profound effect on those energy streams. Especially New Moons and Full Moons are important energetic events and for yogi's these occasions often mark the start of a new cleansing diet or a new 40-day discipline. Each month the Full Moon energy affects a different organ meridian, which offers yoga students an opportunity to work specifically on that affected meridian. will share this yogic knowledge with you for each Full Moon.

The Full Moon of the 8th of March is connected to the small intestine meridian. The function of the small intestine is to separate what has nutritional value from what is waste, and just so, the energy of the small intestine meridian is responsible for separating the pure from the impure. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels are always interconnected where energies are concerned. So March's Full Moon's energy works deeply on separating pure from impure thoughts and emotions.

In Kundalini Yoga, we work with a system of five elements or tattvas: earth, water, fire, air and ether (akash). The small intestine is connected to the fire element - both the digestive fire and the fire of the heart. If the fire energy is balanced in a person, that person will have clarity of thought, he or she will live in a conscious manner and will have the ability to distinguish which ideas or thoughts are his or her own, and which ideas actually come from other people and just being projected onto oneself.

The key point with the March Full Moon is to simplify things: keep your diet simple and pure, keep your mind pure, keep life simple. The following are symptoms of an imbalance or blockage in your small intestine meridian: any problems you might have with your digestive system; any confusion you might encounter about what is pure and what is impure - physically, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually; any ear problems.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, or if you just want to make an extra effort in balancing out your small intestine meridian, there are a number of ways to go about it. Firstly, you can work on the meridians through your diet. To work on your small intestine meridian, eat any red foods, and any bitter foods (for example turmeric, basil, quinoa, dark chocolate, green tea, grapefruit, rucola). A daily intake of psyllium and chlorophyll is also a great way of keeping your intestines clear and well-functioning. Next, you can work on this meridian by holding and massaging the little finger of each hand. Do so for 2 minutes on either side. Thirdly, colours play an important role, and just as you can eat red foods, it is a good idea to wear red clothes and stones on this Full Moon.

Of course, certain yoga postures can aid in working on the small intestine meridian too. The most beneficial postures and exercises for this are: Shoulder Stand; all postures that work on the third chakra - the navel point - , so definitely Stretch Pose, Sat Kriya, Leg Lifts, Nabhi Kriya, etc.; and lastly, Yoga Mudra (sit on your heels in Rock Pose, interlace your hands behind your back in Venus Lock, bend forward, bring your head to the floor, and raise your arms up behind your back, stretching your arms to the maximum; hold for three to eleven minutes). And lastly: avoid over-analysing things, avoid too much self-analysis, don't be too critical - remember: keep it simple today.

Link to this page

Copy and Paste the following HTML into your page.