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Mudras - Fountain rim mudra - Lower belt meridian



Type of Spiritual Experience


This is used in Zen Buddhism, but is common to just about every spiritual and mystic system.  The description of its efficacy comes from a book on Zen meditation techniques.



A description of the experience

The Book of Life – Roshi Jiyu-Kennett and Rev Daizui MacPhillamy

The lower belt meridian binds together all of the organ meridians and those other meridians that pass through the lower back or abdomen.  It unifies and harmonises their functioning and thus permits the the Water of the Spiritual Fountain to circulate without dissipation.  It joins together the meridians at the region of the pelvis and assists the energy to pass freely from the upper torso and the lower portin f the body.

It is a delicate and important meridian and like the other belt meridians which follow, it is sensitive to disturbances in any of the meridians it unites.

A feeling of separation or disharmony between the rest of the body and the portion below this meridian is a chracteristic indication of a problem.

This mudra helps with tension, pain, stiffness along the meridian or in the shoulder, arm, hand, leg, knee, ankle or foot; general weakness or lack of energy and tension; digestion and bowel function; menstruation and temperature regulation.  It can help with fatigue, weakness, fainting and insomnia.

It can also help with karmic memories of having suffered or caused suffering, including sexual abuse, difficulties in childbirth and abandonment or lack of love.



The source of the experience

Zen Buddhism

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