Acu-Yoga: An Integration of Acupressure & Yoga for Wellness

A 15-Minute Full Body Routine for Relieving Common Ailments and for Maintaining Your General Wellness

Learn a powerful healing routine for relieving many concerns: Lower Backaches, Shoulder & Neck Problems, Upper Back Tension, General Stress, Thyroid Imbalances, Chronic Fatigue, and Insomnia.

Acu-Yoga postureI am going to give you instructions on how to use three easy and deeply healing Acu-Yoga exercises, so you can discover the benefits at home. Acu-Yoga is a combination of the ancient healing traditions of Acupressure and Yoga, which work together in a harmonious way.

These 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. These include hypertension, stiff neck, chronic fatigue, back problems, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and circulatory problems. They can also 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. In addition, these Acu-Yoga exercises press Acupressure points that benefit the kidneys and boost the immune system, by awakening the body’s self-curative abilities.

Health and Healing for Yourself and Others Many people have multiple health problems. Others are simply interested in healing work, and are open to healing techniques that can enable them to live a better life. Still others are practitioners and have clients who are in tremendous need.

No matter what category you find yourself in, I am excited to urge all of you to practice these three Acupressure exercises twice a day, with deep breathing, for at least a week or two, to obtain your own personal healing experiences.

Deep Relaxation is Essential The key to obtaining the full benefits of this natural treatment is when you deeply relax for 5 to 10 minutes immediately afterwards.

To start, lie down comfortably on your back, on a carpet or mat.

Women shows position holding her knees

Knees to Chest relieves lower backaches and benefits your kidneys and your sexual reproductive system.

1. Knees to Chest for Lower Back Pain Bend your knees and hold them with your hands. Inhale as your knees come away from your chest, and exhale as you use your arm muscles to bring your knees into your chest. Continue for a couple of minutes, doing the exercise with deep breathing.

 Women shows position that helps relieve hypertension

Rocking from side to side in this Bridge Pose relieves knots in your upper back and helps relieve hypertension.

2. Bridge Pose for Upper Back Pain Lie comfortably on your back with your knees bent, the bottoms of your feet flat on the floor, and your hands by your sides. As you inhale, bring your arms up and wrap them 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. Feel 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 and arms down, and let yourself deeply relax for a couple of minutes with your eyes closed.

 Women shows  position for relieving chronic neck tension

The Neck Press stimulates Acupressure points for relieving chronic neck tension, which benefits your thyroid and parathyroid glands.

3. Neck Press for Neck Stiffness With your knees bent, clasp your hands together behind your neck. Using your arm muscles, slowly pull your head upward. 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. Final Deep Relaxation Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your eyes closed for at least 5 to 10 minutes. If you can, take a nap to obtain the maximum healing benefits.

Many Benefits These exercises are good for the kidneys, lungs, cardio-vascular system, thyroid, chronic fatigue, shoulder pain, lower back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure, hypertension, and more.

To be most 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 family and friends to do it. If you’re a bodywork practitioner, share it with your clients.

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.

I recently met with 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 breathe deeply, I encouraged her to get medical care. However, she told me that her doctor had examined her just a few weeks earlier and found nothing serious. So I showed her these self-healing techniques. Anyone can benefit from these simple, but powerful, methods.

To learn more self-healing techniques from me, here’s the Acu-Yoga Book and also the Acu-Yoga Video Series, which has options for Downloads, a 3-day Rental, or a DVD.

My Request to You Please report your results from practicing this routine on my Acupressure Facebook page. I believe this 3-step routine can balance many common ailments. Let’s create a forum of testimony and share our personal stories to uplift and inspire folks in our growing Acupressure community.