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Centering ch’i has appeared on this blog in the past. Because the purpose of the exercise is to bring all your energy back into the center of the body, it is important so that you can direct your energy exactly where it is needed at any particular time. I would recommend repeating the exercise 3 times at each sitting if possible.
As always, please check with your healthcare provider before trying out any new exercise. You may adjust the height of the arms if you are unable to lift your arms above your head.
- Begin with your hands in your your lap, palms facing upward.
- Breathe in through your nose, tightening your diaphragm while sweeping your arms out to the sides and upward so that the hands end up palms facing the ceiling, fingertips of your hands almost touching.
- Breathe out through your mouth while lowering your arms slowly out to the side. Release just your lower abdomen as the air is expelled.
- Hands return to the lap palms facing upward again.
- This exercise should be performed once or up to three times at each session.
Sea of Energy (CV 6):
- You can locate Sea of Energy (CV 6) on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
- Press firmly on this point which is about 3 finger widths below your belly button with the index and middle fingers of both hands.
- Breathe in and out through your nose slowly and with concentration as you continue the pressure on this point for at least one full minute.
Benefits: This acupressure point will help to alleviate general weakness, strengthen the lower back while combating fatigue, dizziness, and confusion.
Don’t forget to drink water after you finish the exercise or at any time you feel thirsty. Word of Caution…If you have kidney problems, follow the advice of your physician as to the amount of water you can safely drink.
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