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This week’s FREE exercise.
- Begin by sitting in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor, back fully supported by the back of your chair.
- Breathe in and out through your nose only for 6 to 12 times while concentrating on the movement of your breath in and out of your lungs.
- Bring your hands together in front of your chest as you breathe in through your mouth with the backs of your hands together.
- Push forward with both hands so that your arms are straight but the elbows are not locked.
- As you breathe out through your nose, open your arms out to the sides (as though swimming) all the way to the side and slightly to the back if possible.
- Return your hands to the center at chest height and repeat for 6 to 12 times.
Wind Mansion (GV 16):
- Find the acupressure point marked GV 16 on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
- Press firmly with with the middle fingers of both hands and tilt your head back slightly for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Mr. Gach recommends that you induce a yawn as you press on this point particularly in this case where we are trying to combat insomnia.
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This blog is intended for educational purposes only. Please consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.