Exercise #227 – Exercises and Acupressure Points for Emotional Healing, Part 3
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We are continuing with exercises to cope with everyday levels of emotion. If a particular emotion has become overwhelming, consuming your thoughts, affecting your behaviors and attitudes, please consult a healthcare professional who specializes in this particular field. And as usual, check with your physician before beginning any new exercise program.
The Qigong exercise below is used to cure fatigue or distress. This Brocade can be helpful to calm agitated thoughts that may result in insomnia or heart palpitations and is associated with the heart.
- Begin as usual sitting in a comfortable chair, feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Make sure your back is fully supported by the back of your chair.
- Breathe in and out through your nose only for 6 to 12 slow, contemplative breaths.
- Breathe in through your nose then breathe out through your nose as you turn your head slowly to the right side. Don’t lower or lift your chin as you turn. Your eyes may move with your head or you may look back over your shoulder as you turn your head.
- Breathe in again as you slowly return your head to the front.
- Repeat the head turn to the left and continue to alternate sides for 12 times.
Third Eye Point (GV 24.5):
- Locate the acupressure point labeled GV 24.5 on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
- Hold your hands in a “prayer” position and press your two index fingers firmly on this point for no less than a full minute.
- You may use this point any time disturbing or worrisome thoughts cause you to become agitated. You may increase the time you press on this point to 3 to 5 minutes at a time.
Don’t forget to drink water after you finish the exercise or at any time you feel thirsty. Word of Caution…If you have kidney problems, follow the advice of your physician as to the amount of water you can safely drink.
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