You can treat one of the most important acupressure points in your whole body by performing a simple qi gong exercise called Bend Arms Overhead Like A Rainbow.
Your bai hui point is a place on the crown of your head on your primary yang meridian, Governing 20, often called the Meeting of 100.
It corresponds to your crown chakra, or seventh chakra, in yoga, often referred to as the thousand petal lotus. Although the bai hui and your crown chakra are not exactly the same energy point, this is the northern most place where energy enters your body.
This point is also referred to as the “Valium of acupressure” because directing energy to your bai hui point calms your mind.
It’s also a non-drug approach you can take that’s scientifically proven to decrease pain, lower anxiety and reduce your heart rate.
This point is so effective for calming you down that acupuncturists often treat this point for insomnia.
One of the reasons I love practicing and teaching qi gong is that I can balance my own acupuncture meridians without anyone sticking a single needle into me.
This makes qi gong one of the most powerful natural healing remedies that meanwhile provides you with great aerobic exercise, moving meditation and increased energy.
Here’s how you perform this fabulous exercise:
- Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips.
- Bring your arms overhead. Bring your right hand to shine energy into the crown of your head and bend your right knee while you gaze into the palm of your left hand.
- Switch! Now bring your left hand to shine energy into your crown, bending your left knee while you gaze into your right palm.
- Be sure to inhale to one side as you exhale and transition to the other side.
- Visualize yourself holding two ends of a rainbow between your hands, drawing in the healing colors of the full spectrum of light.
- Relax as much as possible and feel the chi.
You’ll be surprised how much this is a great exercise to tone your upper body.
I recommend this exercise if you are needing to feel calm but energized at the same time.
If you live in Atlanta, you can join my weekly qi gong class on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we practice outside in my garden where we can quite literally gather energy from the sunshine, fresh air, all my trees and flowers, the flowing water around my blue jar fountain and the earth.
For more information about group or private instruction in qi gong to increase your own vitality, call 678-612-8816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.