How to: Cool down the liver – Tips for an improved meditative state

How to: Cool down the liver – Tips for an improved meditative state


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The liver plays a major role in your metabolism as well as in the quality of your meditative state and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It is a very large organ situated below the right side of the rib cage. When it is out of order this can lead to:

Poor blood composition
Difficulty to concentrate
Difficulty to relax
Less enjoyment of life
Headaches or Migraine
Irritability
Heat rising from the liver contributes to Asthma, which is a seriously debilitating and potentially fatal illness
Having a weak liver is likely to contribute to Diabetes or to aggravate the condition.

It is clear that you would be wise to try and keep your liver healthy! These simple treatments should soothe your liver and help your health in general:

  1. Often put the left hand towards the liver whilst meditating.
    Tuck the fingers a little under the right side of the rib cage. The right hand stays upwards, on your lap.
  2. Eat less meat, particularly less beef.
    Meat from large animals is ‘heavy’ for our teeth and stomach. There can be some chemicals which are unhelpful. Chicken is OK but it is better to be fed on non-GM food. Free-range or Organic chicken is recommended.
  3. Eat more sweet fruit, vegetables and salad.
    Drink sweet fruit juices. Grape juice is particularly good for the liver. Juices made ‘from concentrate’ are not recommended.
  4. Reduce your consumption of chocolate, alcohol, fish, hard cheese (e.g. cheddar), fatty or oily or fried food, coffee, ordinary tea.
    Herbal or fruit or Chinese teas give much less problem to the liver. Cold tea made from radish leaves is very good for the liver. So is a drink made overnight from Kokum fruit. Olive oil is healthy in moderation.
  5. Eat plain boiled rice, not brown rice.
    This is very cooling for the liver.
  6. Non-Diabetics can eat more white sugar.
    The liver likes it. Cane sugar is preferred. Tate & Lyle or Sainsbury’s sugar, for example, are understood to be made from cane.
  7. Hold a cloth covered ice pack on the liver (right Swadishthana and right Nabhi-the upper and lower abdomen on the right side) while meditating.
    Doing this regularly will significantly reduce the excessive heat in the liver and make it easier to enter thoughtless awareness.
  8. Live with less planning, particularly about money.
    Try to live in the present. Don’t worry, be happy! 🙂

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Author:
Ozge Ozkaya is from Turkey and he enjoys compiling articles for freemeditation.com. He loves playing soccer, watching movies and meditating whenever is possible. :-) He has been in the beautiful world of Sahaja Meditation since 2000.


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  • sobik
    Oct 5, 2009
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    Its nice article. thanks.

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  • Jaideep Singh Chandela
    Oct 8, 2009
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    Very informative. Shall pass it on to other yogis.

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  • Sherri
    Oct 21, 2009
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    very informative – thank you

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  • jayant sharma
    Apr 16, 2013
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    thanx, very nice information,it will help us a lot.

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  • agata
    May 15, 2014
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    Also ginger is very good and joghurts!

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    Erwan
    May 20th, 2014

    Dear Agata,

    actually ginger heats up the liver but its good for throat, to sooth it down. Joghurts however, its true, is good for liver.

    Warm regards,
    Erwan

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    Hrushikesh desai
    December 3rd, 2014

    U r right dat ginger is useful for throat but it is also used to reduce the heat in liver.

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    Erwan
    December 13th, 2014

    Dear Hrushikesh,

    ginger actually heats up the liver, you can feel it when eating a few fresh pieces of it or while having tea or chai for example. Spices in general heat up the liver whether in small or big quantities. How to know it, when liver heats up, even just a bit, your nose start running, you start having more thoughts and feeling hot.

    You can experiment it by yourself at anytime.

    Warm wishes,
    Erwan

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  • Deepa
    Feb 25, 2016
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    Jai Shri Mathaji! Thank you for your explanation for how to cool down the hot liver.
    Could you also explain the treatment and food choices for lethargic inactive liver?

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    Erwan
    March 15th, 2016

    Dear Deepa,

    – SUGAR: Shri Mataji has said that sugar is the food of the liver. This is cane sugar, not beet sugar.
    Tate & Lyle and Sainsburys sugar is cane sugar, other makes use of beet. There is also a type of sugar known
    as sugar candy or rock sugar which is available from most Indian shops – its use is described under Black
    Kokum below.
    – BLACK KOKUM: This is a type of fruit which can be bought from most Indian stores. We make a drink
    out of these little fruits (they look like prunes but are not sweet). The method is simply to pour boiling water
    over a small handful of Kokum in a jug, together with roughly the same amount of the above sugar candy.
    The mixture should then be left overnight and drunk the next day as normal beverage, in place of tea or
    coffee.
    GINGER: Ginger in almost any form is good for the liver. In particular H.H. Shri Mataji has advised us
    to take some in the morning in a spoon mixed with sugar and followed by a glass of water! Crystallised
    Ginger is also very good. This mixture should NOT however, be taken in very hot climates or hot
    temperatures (i.e. summer)
    – CHANA: This is known as chick peas, and can be bought dry roasted or uncooled for making ‘dhall’ or
    soups etc. Chick peas are very good for the whole Nabhi Chakra.
    – FRUIT: Generally most fruit is good for the Nabhi Chakra. In particular grapes are good, and grape juice
    in its pure form is also very beneficial.
    – VEGETABLES all good in general. Radish, special the leaves boiled as tea, sweetened with candy sugar,
    cooled down, drink instead of water for at least 3 days.

    All the best.
    Erwan

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  • Harpreet Singh
    Mar 17, 2016
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    Hi..
    I have consulted a ayurvedic doc. He said that my liver is producing more heat due to which pitta in body is increasing.
    So can you please tell me foods to cool down my liver.
    Thanks

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    Erwan
    March 18th, 2016

    Dear Harpreet,

    Here is what to do:
    – First: footsoak http://www.freemeditation.com/meditation-basics/meditation-techniques/ with coldwater to cool down liver

    Then:
    – SUGAR: Shri Mataji has said that sugar is the food of the liver. This is cane sugar, not beet sugar.
    Tate & Lyle and Sainsburys sugar is cane sugar, other makes use of beet. There is also a type of sugar known
    as sugar candy or rock sugar which is available from most Indian shops – its use is described under Black
    Kokum below.
    – BLACK KOKUM: This is a type of fruit which can be bought from most Indian stores. We make a drink
    out of these little fruits (they look like prunes but are not sweet). The method is simply to pour boiling water
    over a small handful of Kokum in a jug, together with roughly the same amount of the above sugar candy.
    The mixture should then be left overnight and drunk the next day as normal beverage, in place of tea or
    coffee.
    GINGER: Ginger in almost any form is good for the liver. In particular H.H. Shri Mataji has advised us
    to take some in the morning in a spoon mixed with sugar and followed by a glass of water! Crystallised
    Ginger is also very good. This mixture should NOT however, be taken in very hot climates or hot
    temperatures (i.e. summer)
    – CHANA: This is known as chick peas, and can be bought dry roasted or uncooled for making ‘dhall’ or
    soups etc. Chick peas are very good for the whole Nabhi Chakra.
    – FRUIT: Generally most fruit is good for the Nabhi Chakra. In particular grapes are good, and grape juice
    in its pure form is also very beneficial.
    – VEGETABLES all good in general. Radish, special the leaves boiled as tea, sweetened with candy sugar,
    cooled down, drink instead of water for at least 3 days.

    All the best.
    Erwan

    Reply

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