This simple procedure balances the acupuncture meridians quickly and easily without the need for advanced knowledge or training. It is grounding, relaxing and extremely effective. Just rub each foot firmly all over, beginning with the toes, for about 10 minutes on each foot. Spend more time on any area that is tender or painful. Rub all around the toes and the top of the foot behind the toes, the arch and sides of the heel. Dig into the webbing between the toes to apply pressure, especially between the big toe and second toe. Press all sides of the toes and fingers and pop the toes. Refer to the foot reflexology chart here.
For acupressure, simply press along the calves of the leg and focus on areas that are tender and sore. Rub and pull the ears and also rub along the socket of the eyes.
Skin brushing is a simple procedure that improves circulation and detoxification of the skin. After soaping the body during the shower, brush gently all over the skin with a bristle brush, preferable using natural bristles such as a luffa brush. Rinse the body after the brushing session.
This is a simple exercise of twisting the spine to release tension in the spine and realign the spine. Relaxing, balancing, correcting and opening all of the joints of the body are superb for health.
Daily lie down on your back with your legs straight, feet together but not crossed, and your arms stretched out to the sides. Lift your left leg straight up in the air or left knee into your chest and gently swing it to your right over the other leg so it twists your spine to the right. Stay here for a few breaths and slowly release. Repeat on the other side. This exercise stretches, aligns and helps energy flow through the spine. Here is the link to a youtube video explaining the spine twist.
Practice deep breathing each day. Lie down or sit up with your spine straight.
Part 1. To a count of 3 or 4, breathe into your abdomen, and move the air downward from your head toward your feet. As you do this, your abdomen (the belly button area) should move outward.
Part 2. Then, to a count of 3 or 4, breathe into the sides of your mid-chest. At the same time, continue to move the air downward from the head to the feet. As you do this, your ribs should move outward to the sides, making your chest area wider.
Part 3. Finally, to a count of 3 or 4, breathe into your upper chest. At the same time, continue to move the air downward from the head to the feet
The hold. Now hold the air inside yourself for about a count of 2 to 4. This gets easier with practice.
The exhale. Now exhale in three parts, in the same order as when you inhaled. To do this, push your abdomen inward to a count of about 3. Then make your chest more narrow, to a count of 3. Finally, release the air in your upper chest so the chest falls a little, again to a count of about 3.