I am writing to give you instruction on how to use three easy, but deeply healing Acu-Yoga exercises – so you can discover the benefits at home. Acu-Yoga exercises are so much more powerful for releasing blockages in your body than pressing a point here or there. Why? Because you’re using your entire body to gently stretch and stimulate multiple points at once, while focusing on taking in the life force through breathing deeply.
Blocked acupressure points in the upper back, shoulders and neck can create numerous health problems – including hypertension, stiff neck, chronic fatigue, back problems, fibromyalgia, insomnia, circulatory problems, and be a cause of thyroid imbalances.
Using Acupressure points to release tension in these areas can enable healing energy to flow through your thyroid gland and rebalance it. These Acu-Yoga exercises press acupressure points that benefit the kidneys and boost immune system by awakening the body’s self-curative abilities.
I recently met a dear friend, who was suffering from anxiety and various pains in her lower back, chest, and upper back. Since her lower back pain was close to her kidneys, and her chest pain made it difficult for her to breath deeply, I encouraged her to get medical care. However, she told me that her doctor examined her just a few weeks ago and found nothing serious. I showed her these self-healing techniques.
There are now well over 10,000 people in our acupressure blog community. Hundreds of you have multiple health problems. Others are simply interested in healing work, and are open to healing techniques that can enable you to live a better life. Still others, have clients that are in tremendous need. I am excited to urge all of you to practice these three acupressure deep breathing exercises twice a day for at least a week or two, to obtain your own personal healing experiences.
These easy yoga exercises press multiple potent acupressure points for healing many common ailments. The benefits of these breathing exercises are comprehensive. To obtain the full health benefits and transform your body’s present condition, you’ll have to practice these three easy Acu-Yoga exercises twice daily, for several months. The key to this natural treatment occurs when you deeply relax for 5 to 10 minutes immediately afterwards – to discover and obtain the full benefits.
To start, lie down on your back comfortably on a carpet or mat.
1. For Lower Back Pain: Bring your knees to your chest. Inhale as your knees come out and exhale as you use your arm muscles to bring your knees into your chest. Continue for a couple minutes, doing the exercise with deep breathing.
2. For Upper Back Pain: Lie comfortably on your back, with your legs bent, the bottoms of your feet flat on the floor, and your hands by your sides. Inhale, bringing your arms up and wrap your arms around you, giving yourself a big hug as you arch your pelvis upwards. Close your eyes and breathe deeply as you slowly rock your upper body from side to side – feeling the pressure between your shoulder blades. Explore which position presses the knots between your shoulder blades that “hurt good”. Hold that position, and breathe deeply into the pressure. Then slowly rock onto another spot and continue to breathe deeply. After a minute or two, lower your body down, and let yourself deeply relax for a couple minutes with your eyes closed.
3. Neck Press: Clasp your hands together behind your neck. Slowly pull your head upward, using your arm muscles. The heels of the palms should be firmly pressing the sides of your neck. Bring your elbows close together, as your head comes forward to stretch the back of your neck. Breathe slowly, and deeply in this position for a minute or two.
4. Deeply Relax on your back with your eyes closed for at least 10 minutes. If you can, take a nap to obtain the maximum healing benefits.
Benefits: The kidneys, lungs, cardio-vascular system, thyroid, chronic fatigue, shoulder pain, lower back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure, hypertension, and more.
To be effective – practice this routine twice daily for a week or two. Be sure to deeply relax for at least 5 to 10 minutes immediately after the exercises. Make this a healing practice for yourself, then inspire your clients and friends to do it. If you want to learn more, here’s the Acu-Yoga Book and the Acu-Yoga DVD to get more self-healing techniques from me.
My Request: Please report your results from practicing this routine under the Leave a Comment at the end of this blog post and on my Acupressure Facebook page. I believe this 3-step routine can balance many common ailments. Let’s create a forum of testimony. Share our personal stories here to uplift and inspire folks in our growing acupressure community.