Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Gallbladder Wants to Feel Free



My acupuncturist has been teaching me a thing or two about the gallbladder meridian. In the last few years, I have had my fair share of reoccurring physical complaints around said meridian. When I ask her what else I can do for my gallbladder, she gives me elusive answers that I enjoy, "The gallbladder wants to feel free." "Like, how do you mean?" I ask. "Like taking a different route home from work, or screaming if you want to."

In a such a small town, there really are only a few routes home from work, but I'll do my best. Maybe I'm fooling myself, but I haven't felt too much like screaming, we make funny noises a lot in voice lessons.

I guess my gallbladder meridian has been coming up to show me how truly rebellious I am. Aura and I wrote a sequence together that I'm supposed to teach verbatim for the kids who are in our yoga school; I've had several chances to do it now, and I still haven't. Funny to find out that teaching a class directly from a plan feels too obedient; I used to teach from plans pretty regularly. Yoga school also asks of me to be organized enough to prepare my lunch to bring with me and eat during our midday break. At school, I've actually been eating a whole complete lunch, which is so not my stilo; typically, I like to snack throughout the day and then have dinner.

For the sake of my gallbladder in the midst of all of this structure, I've been cutting up whenever I can. The other day, I got in my friend's hot tub in the middle of the day, even though I had a ton of work to do. I took a nap at 10:30 am. And one time, after my proper lunch at yoga school, I came home and had granola and chocolate for dinner. May all gallbladders everywhere be happy and free.

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