Exercise #255 – The Eight Brocades, Pt. 3

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Raise Each Arm to Regulate Your Spleen:

  1. Begin as usual seated in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor and your back fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out deeply, slowly and thoughtfully for 6 to 12 times.
  3. Breathe in through your nose then lift one hand to the side and higher than your head with the palm facing the ceiling as you breathe out through your mouth.
  4. At the same time, lower your other hand toward the floor with your palm facing downward.
  5. Breathe in through your nose again as you return your hands to your lap.
  6. Breathe out again as you raise the opposite hand overhead and to the side and drop the other toward the floor.
  7. Breathe in as you return your hands to your lap and continue alternating which arm is higher than your head and which is down by your side.

Sea of Energy (CV 6):


  • Locate the acupressure point labeled CV 6 on the illustration above from Michael Reid Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Press firmly on this point with the fingers of both hands while you breathe in and out slowly through your nose.
  • Hold this point while breathing in and out through your nose and concentrating on clearing all toxins and negative emotions from your body for about 5 minutes.

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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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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