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“Fame or the self, which is dearer?
The self or wealth, which is greater?
Gain or loss, which is more painful?
Thus excessive love must lead to great spending
Excessive hoarding must lead to heavy loss
Knowing contentment avoids disgrace
Knowing when to stop avoids danger
Thus one can endure indefinitely.”
This week we’re going to concentrate on the acupressure point called Heavenly Appearance (SI 17). This highly effective acupressure point will help to balance your thyroid gland and increase the luster of your skin. This point can also be used to relieve hives. You can use this point any time and as often as necessary.
Heavenly Appearance (SI 17):
- Begin sitting as usual with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Tuck your hips slightly underneath you (just for the time you spend breathing and using the acupressure point). Take 3 slow relaxing breaths in through your nose and out throug your mouth.
You will find Heavenly Appearance behind your jawbone in an indentation directly below your ear lobe.
Press gently on this point for no less that a full minute as often as necessary.
Breathe in through your nose tightening your abdomen as you do so (reverse breathing).
Lift your arms out to the sides until they are above your head, palms facing the ceiling, fingers slightly apart.
Hold for a moment, then release your hands so they are facing downward again and lower your arms slowly back to your sides as you breathe out through your mouth, releasing just your lower abdomen. Repeat all steps twice more.
♥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.~