Exercise #171 – Breathing Exercises to Relieve Allergies and Sinus Problems, Part 3


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“The returning is the movement of the Tao
The weak is the utilization of the Tao

The myriad things of the world are born of being
Being is born of non-being.”

Tao Te Ching #40, translated at http://www.taoism.net

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The following exercise will help to relieve the congested feelings of allergies and sinusitis.  The slowness and concentration on each breath have the additional benefit of alleviating stress and anxiety.

Controlled and counted breaths:

  1. Sit as usual with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart, hands resting on your lap.
  2. Close your eyes as you breathe in slowly through your nose for a count of 4.  Expand your lungs filling them completely but not to the point of lightheadedness.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of 7.
  4. Slowly breathe out through  your mouth.  Count to 8 as you do so, if possible.
  5. Continue breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth for no less than 12 times.

Welcoming Perfume (LI 20):

  • Click on the illustration above to enlarge your view.  The illustration is from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Locate the point labeled LI 20.  The points can be found right alongside your nostrils on both sides of your nose.
  • Press firmly on both points for no less than a full minute.

Benefits:  These points will alleviate sinus congestion and pain as well as facial paralysis and swelling.

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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2 thoughts on “Exercise #171 – Breathing Exercises to Relieve Allergies and Sinus Problems, Part 3

  1. Hello, I would like to share one of my favorite motivational fitness quotes with you and your readers: “Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.” – Patti Sue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

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