In the Kundalini Yoga tradition a daily COLD shower is recommended. This is an invigorating practice that wakes you up, supercharges the immune system and builds the aura and subtler aspects of your body.
For more information about how to take a cold shower click here, but today let’s examine a “short” detail about this practice. It’s recommended to wear shorts that cover the thigh area during the cold shower.
Cover the thigh bone and you protect your thigh bone, an immune system power house. The inner thighs have powerful meridians that flood the internal organs with energy and blood, specifically the Kidney, Liver and Spleen meridians.
How is the thigh bone connected to the immune system? The thigh bone or femur is the longest bone in the body and is a storehouse for bone marrow where immune system and blood cells are generated. As the longest bone in the body it acts as a mineral reservoir, working in sync with the kidneys, blood and other bones in the body to keep the Ph and minerals in the blood stable. The whole skeleton is like a living, breathing coral reef in the body, constantly interchanging materials to keep you active and strong and the thigh bone is the frontrunner in this exchange.
All weight bearing activity like yoga, where you bear your own body weight, stimulates osteoblastic activity in the bones, keeping them strong and preventing osteoporosis.
SO next time you jump in the shower in the morning for your refreshing cold shower, consider covering up your thigh for even more physical and subtle benefits.
Bhajan, Y. Gurudwara. Malaysia. January 21, 1984. For more info; http://www.libraryofteachings.com/lecture.xqy?q=thigh%20bone%20sort:relevance&id=be71373e-61b7-4575-cca8-ecbb43b01ab0&title=Gurdwara,-afternoon.-Mostly-in-English
Bhajan, Y. (2010). The Aquarian teacher textbook & yoga manual. Santa Cruz, NM: Kundalini Research Institute.
Lumpkin, N. & Khalsa, J (2015). Enlightened Bodies. Santa Cruz, NM: Kundalini Research Institute.