Exercise #135 – Acupressure and Oxygenating for Healthy Skin, Part 2

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“Therefore the sages:
Place themselves last but end up in front
Are outside of themselves and yet survive
Is it not due to their selflessness?
That is how they can achieve their own goals.”
Tao Te Ching #7:2, translated at www.Taoism.net


Again this week, we will be using an acupressure point and breathing exercises to improve the health of our largest organ, the skin.  Sit comfortably in a quiet space so you can give your full attention to sending ch’i to the correct acupressure point and on slowing and controlling your breath.


Three Mile Point with breathing:

  1. Sit as usual with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.  You will need to lean forward slightly to press on the acupressure point on the outside of your leg.
  2. Begin by sitting upright and breathing in and out through your nose slowly and thoughfully at least 6 times.
  3. Below is an illustration from Michael Reed Gach’s wonderful book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.  Locate the point labeled St 36. It is 4 finger-widths below your kneecap on the outside of your leg.  You will feel an indentation there.
  4. Press firmly on this point on both or one of your legs for no less than a full minute while you breathe slowly in and out through your nose.
  5. You may use this effective acupressure point throughout the day as often as necessary.


Close out your session with 3 repetitions of Centering Ch’i:

  • Breathe in through your nose as you tighten your diaphragm and abdomen.
  • Lift both arms out to the side bringing them up over head with your palms toward the ceiling, fingertips slightly apart.
  • Hold for a second, then flip your hands pver so that palms are now facing downward and bring your arms slowly back to your lap as you breathe out slowly through your mouth.


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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~The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only.  Always consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.~


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