Exercise #246 – Exercise and Acupressure Point for Insomnia, Part 10


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This week’s FREE exercise.

Qigong Butterfly:

  1. Begin by sitting in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor, back fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out through your nose only for 6 to 12 times while concentrating on the movement of your breath in and out of your lungs.
  3. Bring your hands together in front of your chest as you breathe in through your mouth with the backs of your hands together.
  4. Push forward with both hands so that your arms are straight but the elbows are not locked.
  5. As you breathe out through your nose, open your arms out to the sides (as though swimming) all the way to the side and slightly to the back if possible.
  6. Return your hands to the center at chest height and repeat for 6 to 12 times.

Wind Mansion (GV 16):

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  • Find the acupressure point marked GV 16 on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Press firmly with with the middle fingers of both hands and tilt your head back slightly for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Mr. Gach recommends that you induce a yawn as you press on this point particularly in this case where we are trying to combat insomnia.

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This week’s health article:  

http://www.prevention.com/health/sleep-energy/natural-insomnia-cures-far-east

This week’s exercise video:

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