Part 3 @yogajournalaustralia article out now!! Kidney Stretch
Hold right foot with right hand. Toes are softly curled into palm with fingers pointing toward heel. Left hand on left thigh stretching down the front of the thigh as you lengthen through your left heel. The toes remain soft in the right palm and your middle finger is pressing gently into Kidney1 (under the inside base of the ball of your foot). Do t hold the inside or outside of your foot as you won’t be on the kidney meridian. Don’t hold the toes - make sure you are holding over them and over the padding. This ensures your foot is soft to soften the back of your leg and will help relax your adrenals as well even though initially you’ll need to bend your knee more than you are used to. For the left side, when you lengthen your fingers down the leg and pull your chin down you may feel and pulling sensation across your skin in the left neck and collar bone to activate the entire kidney meridian extension of Zen Shiatsu - this is part of what Zen Ki Yoga is based on. Rest in savasana and feel your right kidney. Then repeat it on the other side. .