Smile to the Liver, Stay Grounded

At a minimum, one can simply put one’s hands over the liver and say thank you. This draws the energy of gratitude to the liver. Then, if you want to visualize green, feel kindness, and even look at the anatomical picture of the liver and other organs, it’ll only serve to strengthen the meditative experience, and thus the overall well-being.

Keeping a low center of gravity is another principle that reminds us to ‘keep our mind where our body is.’ Before discovering the Healing Tao, it was often the case that mental energy would keep my awareness floating above my body in some problem of the day or usually some problem of some other day. Often, there wasn’t even a problem; I was just creating mental constructs that I called problems because I wasn’t getting what I wanted. Life flows more smoothly when I focus on ‘the way’ and not on ‘my way’ only.
Maintaining a low center of gravity keeps me in my space and reminds me to stay close to the present reality. In our chi kung practices, this refers to breathing into our lower abdomen, allowing our diaphragm to move up and down, gently massaging our internal organs and exercising our lungs to their full capacity.

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