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“The Master has no possessions.
The more he does for others,
the happier he is.
The more he gives to others,
the wealthier he is.”
Tao Te Ching #81, translated by S. Mitchell
Benefits – This massage will spread your ch’i throughout the upper part of your torso. Use of all or part of these targeted massages every day will guarantee improvement in circulation and increased energy.
Posture – Sit as usual with your feet flat on the floor shoulder-width apart. Sit tall but relaxed with your hips tucked under so that your back will be supported completely against the back of your chair.
Place one hand on your breastbone and the other just below your solar plexus.
Circle your hands in opposite directions 12 times, then switch hands so that the one on the breastbone is now below your solar plexus and the other is on your breastbone.
Circle again in opposite directions 12 times. If you prefer, you can time your massage i.e., 30 seconds in one position and 30 seconds in the other.
Use the pressure point, Letting Go (Lu 1), to enhance your massage session and to improve your breathing.
(From Acupressure’s Potent Points by M.R. Gach)
You can find this point on the outer part of the chest, 3 finger-widths below your collarbone.
Press your thumbs firmly on these 2 points for no less that one full minute.
Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty. A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician.
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