How do you cope with anger and frustration? Are you able to let go and surrender to what is happening in the moment? Or you keep holding on to the past or current stressful situations, letting these frustrations and resentment control you and your behavior?
If you are angry or frustrated all the time, then your liver and gallbladder will suffer eventually. This can lead to the liver dysfunction and gallbladder issues (stones, for example, and what is more, it can lead to a surgery).
Anger is the emotion of the liver and the gallbladder. This meditation Leopard form in Qigong targets the liver and gallbladder meridians, squeezing the organs as we push the sides of the body together and twist. By opening the groin, legs and feet outwards, we activate the liver meridian. By bending deep to the right, we compress the liver. By extending an arm and stretching the side of the body, we get a deeper compression and target the gallbladder meridian.
The liver is one of the largest and sophisticated organs in the body: it detoxifies the blood, produces hundreds of enzymes and hormones, and regulates the volume of circulating blood. Due to poor diet, stress, irritability, and inactivity, the organ becomes clogged and sluggish. For this vital organ to work properly, it must become decongested and supple. As for the gallbladder, it’s known as the “Honorable Minister” that is in charge of the “Central Clearing Department”. It secretes bile fluids required to digest and metabolize fats and oils, and its energy provides muscular strength and vitality.