Exercise #259 – The Eight Brocades, Pt. 7


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Your FREE weekly exercise and acupressure point.

Punching with a Steady Gaze to Improve Ch’i and Strength:

  1. Begin as usual sitting in a comfortable chair, feet flat on the floor with your back fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breath in and out through your nose only for 6 to 12 times as you relax and focus your attention on the movement of your breath.
  3. Fist both your hands, palm up hands just below your shoulders.
  4. Breathe in and out naturally through your nose as you punch lowly forward.  Do not try to time your breaths with your punches.
  5. Bring your right hand out to the front of the center of your chest.  At about the midway point,  twist your hands from palm up to palm down in the usual punching position.
  6. Alternate hands and punch slowly for 30 to 60 seconds.

Travel Between (Lv 2):

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  • You can find the acupressure point labeled Lv 2 on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  • Press firmly on this point for no less that a full minute while breathing in and out through your nose and concentrating on the flow of energy through your body.
  • You may change feet and repeat for the same amount of time on the other foot.

Benefits:  The acupressure point, Travel Between, can relieve stomachaches, headaches, nausea and will calm the spirit.

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/migraines-headaches/headaches-migraines-and-nausea

Weekly exercise video:

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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