(Similar to Ether in other systems)
Organs- Liver and The Gallbladder (Lv & Gb)
Sense Organ- The Eye’s (Sight)
Tissue- The Tendons and Ligaments
In Balance- Self-respect and Decisiveness
In Excess- Anger and Irritability
In Deficiency- Guilt and Depression
Color (To Strengthen & Balance)- Vivid Green
Sound (To Sedate)- Shhhhhh
Standing Postures: Embracing the Tree and Flying Daggers Diagonally
Flows: Tree swaying, embracing nature to Repulse the Monkey (Adams twisting to the side and repulsing monkey through tendons), Tree growing (Adams Qigong with the branches), and turning the great green wheel of the heart.
Embracing nature to repulse the Monkey:
Physically- shift the weight to one side twist and open to the horizons, extend through the tendons and ligaments, and relax back to the center letting everything soften. Repeat on other side. This exercise stretches and opens the tendons/ligaments and massages the liver releasing the gallbladder as you twist. Gathering up and dissolving tightness in the tendons and ligaments throughout the body
Energetically- This channel opens the liver and gallbladder channels. As you twist to the side you are stretching open all the places wood Chi can stagnate in the head, neck, sides of the body, shoulders, and pelvis. From the twist we gather the stagnate Chi then when we unwind back to the center the channels clear and open.
Spiritually- this movement clears anger, and Irritability out of the body and mind allowing space for growth. When the wood element is weak there is a sense of Guilt and depression. However when the element is balanced there is self respect and Decisiveness. The wood element is about Birth and new beginnings.