Exercise #248 – Exercise and Acupressure Point for Seasonal Allergies, Part 2


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Your FREE weekly seated exercise:

Rubbing behind the ears:

  1. Begin as we usually do, sitting in a comfortable chair in a quiet area of your home.  Make sure you are sitting up straight and that your back is fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out through your nose slowly and thoughtfully for 6 to 12 times.  We start with this breathing exercise each time in order to clear our minds and center our spirits.
  3. Using both hands, rub briskly behind your ears with your thumbs for at least a full minute while breathing naturally in and out through your nose.
  4. Repeat the centering, calming breaths again to finish this part of your exercise session.

Heavenly Pillar (B 10):

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  • The acupressure point B 10 is the third point from the top on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Press firmly with the fingers of both hands on the ropy muscles that are about 1/2 inch from the spine and directly below the base of the skull.
  • Continue to press on these points – unless you are experiencing discomfort or pain- for no less than a full minute while breathing in and out through your nose.

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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Weekly health article:  

http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/acupressure-points-and-massage-treatment?ecd=wnl_alt_071313&ctr=wnl-alt-071313_promo_2&mb=ZRDjezcZ%2fxbASHsjTiD%40BeHnVev1imbCT%40V9NGturMA%3d

Weekly exercise video (please click on the link below to view the video):

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/video/tai-chi-health-benefits?ecd=wnl_alt_071313&ctr=wnl-alt-071313_promo_3&mb=ZRDjezcZ%2fxbASHsjTiD%40BeHnVev1imbCT%40V9NGturMA%3d

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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.

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