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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Energy MOT


We all have things we 'ought' to do every day/week/month to keep us healthy.  How many people have bought a juicer with the intention of making a fresh juice every day?  Or started a regime of dry skin brushing?  And most people have some kind of exercise equipment lurking in the house somewhere.  I, like most of us, have been through these regimes - some things have stuck with me, some things have fallen by the wayside.

Some of the things that have stuck with me require no equipment, foods or unpleasant tasting drinks and I still do them regularly.  I am talking about techniques you can do to yourself to keep your energy system free flowing and vibrant.  I usually do some of these techniques before I see clients to make sure I'm feeling balanced and energetic.  These are some of my favourites.

Cross Crawl
This really simple exercise is one of the first things taught on any kinesiology course.  It helps to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain and is said to help co-ordination.  The exercise involves marching on the spot, and as you lift each knee, you touch it with the opposite elbow.  Easy.

Three Thumps
This technique was developed by the Donna Eden (the queen of energy medicine!) and it can give you an instant energy boost whilst balancing energy in the meridians.  It consists of tapping three sets of energy points on your body; just below your collar bone, in the centre of your breast bone and at the bottom of your rib cage.




Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

EFT is more than just a daily tonic, it is a therapy in its own right.  But you can use it on yourself to help resolve worries, fears or just uncomfortable emotions.  Again it involves tapping specific energy points on the body.  There are many places on the internet you can find instructions on how to do it but  I learnt EFT from this tiny book: EFT in Your Pocket.  It's a great technique to learn and it works instantly.  I was actually amazed the first time I tried it!





Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
TAT is similar to EFT in that it works on an emotional level and that it involves holding acupressure points (no tapping though).  It again can be used to release stuck emotions and negativity.  To download the free instructions and for more information, visit the website www.tatlife.com




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