The diagram shows the Gall Bladder Meridian acupoints 13-15 on the right side. These points will be also on the left side.
Technique starting on forehead with GB 14:
Technique for GB 15:
Technique for GB 13:
Do you sometimes feel you have been targeted by the eye of a tornado and all your energy has been zapped? Do you feel drained around some people? After visiting on the phone with someone, does your stomach ache or do you feel like you have been punched in the stomach? Do you have weak boundaries and are unwilling to say “no”, or are you someone’s doormat, or a people pleaser? YES??? Then you need some protection from energy vampires. Sounds dark and dramatic. Energy vampires don’t suck our blood – they zap our energy. Energy vampires can be friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, or strangers. They might not even be aware that they are energy suckers, and, at times we might also unknowingly be energy vampires ourselves.
Ted Andrews in his book How to Read & See Your Aura, recommends that we take two double-terminated quartz crystal (approximately 2 inches long) and place one in each hand. They will help stabilize the energy field around the body and rebuild it. These crystals will also strengthen and supplement your normal energy levels.
He also shares the following exercise which is very simple. Sit comfortably in a chair with your ankles crossed (very lady-like). With your hands resting in your lap, have all the finger tips and thumb on the left and right hand touching. This posture closes off the circuit of your energy. At the same time it stops your energy from being zapped by another. The next time you encounter an energy sucker, REMEMBER this posture.
April 1, is a great time to point out the different ways laughing is so healing…NO JOKE! Will Rogers, the great humorist and most well known celebrity of the 20′s and 30′s, was responsible for making the phrase “Laughter is the Best Medicine” a popular proverb. All these years later there is scientific proof regarding the healing benefits of laughter. There are yoga schools for laughter yoga training, laughter yoga groups, and yoga laughter exercises found on the Internet…NO JOKE! It has been estimated that laughing 100 times is the equivalent to 15 minutes workout on an exercise bike. Laughter exercises the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, respiratory system, and the facial, leg, and back muscles, which explains why we do feel like we have had a workout after some serious belly/body laughs.
Keep Laughing More Healing Benefits:
1. Laughter inhibits the “fight or flight” response by reducing levels of certain stress hormones and actually boosts the immune system by causing an increase in white blood cells. 2. Laughter lowers the blood pressure, while increasing vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood, which aids healing. 3. Laughter increases production of salivary immunoglobulin A, which helps to prevent pathogens (disease-causing organisms) invading the body through the respiratory tract. 4. Laughter helps our mental health by providing a way for negative emotions to be released. 5. Laughter triggers the release of endorphin (natural opiate) into blood stream, which provides immediate pain relief. Laughter can relieve headaches, muscular and joint pain. It is powerful enough that a number of practitioners have undergone surgery using laughter instead of anesthetics…NO JOKE!
Here is a fun relaxation technique to increase your Chi energy by doing the following Monkey Dance exercise:
START by standing up with unlocked knees, rounded back and the upper part of the body relaxed. Remember you are imitating a monkey.
NEXT start to make your body shake slightly with no effort. This movement comes from the heels. Try to create an inner vibration that releases tensions from all parts of the body: back, shoulders, arms, hands, face, brain….shake and release tensions.
MOVE your weight from one side to the other. Try different angles, which will help release the tension in different areas.
ADD SOUND if you feel like it. Monkey’s are great at “aaahh… aaahh…aaaahhhh…aaaahhhh”…the sound comes out with no effort from the deepest parts of their body.
NOW IMAGINE the body is full of water and feel how the vibrations move this water and makes it flow easily. Try to hear the noise of the flowing water in the body and have fun like a kid. Try making the sound of the water jiggling around in your monkey body. What does it sound like?
This relaxation technique is also a great way to balance your body and mind. I doubt if you have seen many stressed out monkeys. So keep on shaking and releasing all that bottled up tension.
OUR HATS OF TO THE MONKEYS.