optimum balancing exercises

These two exercises are from a series of four that will bring every aspect of your being into optimum balance. You may do them as often as you like, especially if under stress. The hardest part is making a commitment to remember to do them. The other two exercises will be published later but this will be a good start especially around the holidays if life gets too hectic.

1. Brain Fluid and Nervous System Balance

  • Touch your tailbone with any finger.
  • Touch between your eyes at the bridge of your nose with any finger.
  • Place both palms of your hands above your ears, fingers pointing up. Slightly press inward on the inhale only; let go on the exhale. Do for three breaths.
  • Touch your tailbone again.
  • Pinch very slightly at the bridge of nose.
  • Place one palm at the base of the skull and the other palm at the forehead.
  • Slightly press inward on the inhale; let go on the exhale. Do for 3 breaths.
  • Say or think “to infinity.”

2. The “Z” Technique:
This will help bring all the meridians into balance, which means your organs and glands get to stay in better balance.It’s also great for right/left brain balance.

With your right hand, touch your:

  • Right shoulder, then
  • Left shoulder, then
  • Right pelvic bone (hip), then
  • Left pelvic bone.

See how it makes a “Z”. Keep repeating right, left, right, left. Do for one minute.

With your left hand, touch your:

  • Left shoulder, then
  • Right shoulder, then
  • Left pelvic bone (hip), then
  • Right pelvic bone.

Keep repeating left, right, left, right for one minute.

The history behind these first two balancing exercises began in April 2001 when it felt like our world was really starting to fall apart. For a month, I prayed and asked to be shown what to teach people to do, so we can all stay in better balance. I believe our goal and challenge is to stay in balance, no matter what’s going on around us. I learned the first part of the Brain Fluid & Nervous System exercise in 1992 from Arthur Newman, D.C., N.D., L.Ac., a brilliant doctor from Australia while the first part of the ‘Z’ exercise I learned in 1994 from Khelly Webb, D.C., another brilliant doctor.

Image Credit: Cadencia Photography

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