While recently dealing with a right knee issue, I decided to go back and look at my blog on 15 August 2015 which looked at our anatomy as the psycho-emotional expression of our life.
What does this mean? It means that your body, pains, problems etc., mirror what is going on in your mind and emotions and vice versa. The body like the Universe was created in balance. Your body is always trying to get back to that natural state. When we do not deal with our emotional issues, i.e. process them correctly they create small blocks in the body, which change our movement. The physical constraint coupled with a movement that compensates for this block, ends up in chronic health problems. As I discovered with my right knee. When we start to spend time every day balancing our bodies we start to change the physical imbalance which can help process the psycho-emotional imbalance. I have created a table to help you understand how the major joints relate to your emotions and how to balance each one.
|Body Part||Emotion||Imbalance||Key to Balance||Chakra|
|Ankles lower legs||Standards, those you set for yourself verses the standards set by society, family etc.||It you do not balance doing what you want to what society wants for you, you will have ankle and lower leg problems||Massage the heal to 4inches along the Achilles tendon – with your thumbs 3mins.
Balancing on one foot, tree pose, eagle.
|Knee right||Motivation||You make plans but do not have the energy, will, to see them through.||Kriya for knees. Balancing on a block. Strengthening your willpower at the navel point to make you determined. Channel anger into determination to complete a project||1st chakra|
|Knee left||Intention, creativity, ideas||When motivation is greater than intention you get bored easily.||Kriya for knees. Balancing on a block.
Be more creative, patient and master things.
|Hips||Your Purpose – conception||Hips problems prevalent in old age when you are running out of time to complete your purpose||Kriyas to balance the pelvis, butterfly pose.||2nd chakra|
|Arms||Sharing and caring beyond just your self interest or
Closed heart, isolated, introvert
|Open your heart, selfless service.||Balancing the heart centre.||4th chakra|
|Shoulders||Carrying the weight of your thoughts and worries on your shoulders||Try to resolve worries and negative thought patterns||Shoulder shrugs, kriya for shoulders and neck. Use mantra to change negative thoughts to positive ones.||5th chakra|
|Neck||Thoughts travel from left inner ear to right inner ear via your throat||When you have thought loops, unexpressed worries, this build up creates neck problems.||Neck rolls, thinking and worrying less.
Use mantra to change negative thoughts to positive ones.
Bring your body to balance, allow this balance to work on your mind and emotions and finally affect the world around you. This is the root nature and cause of manifestation. Your purpose (pelvis) in life is to manifest your intentions (left knee) through motivation (right knee) while keeping up your principles and standards (lower leg/ ankles).
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