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…the award-winning blog of seated Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong exercises to manage stress and balance mind, body and spirit for people of all ages and levels of fitness.
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To conclude this series of posts about exercises and acupressure points to heal the emotions, we will again use a meditation to help us center, relax and rid ourselves bodies and spirits of negative emotions. Emotions can overwhelm us and directly impact our health and feeling of well-being.
Find a comfortable chair in a quiet spot in your home. Sit with your back fully supported by the back of your chair and arms either folded on your lap or resting on the arms of the chair. Take 6 to 12 slow, thoughtful breaths in and out through your nose and mouth.
Visualize a rose bud. You may choose any color or size. Within this tightly closed flower are the situations, experiences or persons that have brought about your unpleasant emotional response.
As each layer of petals opens, you will release the underlying causes or causes of your negative emotions, then the emotion(s) itself in all its aspects and manifestations. One by one each negative feeling, each negative bodily response, rises from the center of the flower into the air and then is blown away – far, far away.
When your flower is completely opened and all the negativity has blown away, continue to sit and breathe in and out of your nose 6 to 12 times while concentrating only on the movement of your breath.
Crooked Marsh (P 3):
- You can find this week’s acupressure point on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
- This point is lower edge of the elbow crease when you bend your elbow.
- Press firmly on this point for a full minute while breathing slowly in and out through your nose.
Benefits: This acupressure point is on the Pericardium meridian so it is helpful for protecting the heart, balancing the emotions, relieving anxiety, and heart palpitations caused by emotional upheavals.
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.
This week’s featured book for young dancers from our website:
This week’s health article: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/introduction-emotional-freedom-technique
This week’s words of wisdom: Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
This blog is intended for educational purposes only. Please consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.