Self Health Empowerment Exercises - Day 12

The Breath Moves Through 3 Tan Dens

You have been practicing the art of getting to know your true self for eleven days now. Congratulations! You are well on your way to being a more relaxed, vital you at whatever stage of life you dwell.

Today I want you to focus on your Tan Den. There are actually three. Thus far, we have discussed the physical center. We have alluded to the spiritual and mental centers. You are well practiced now in breathing into that space just below your navel. 

Placing your index finger into your navel. The second finger falls in the center of the lower Tan Den. The middle Tan Den is located between your breasts (the heart center), and the upper Tan Den is located in what is referred to as the third eye region. The breath moves through all three regions when performed completely. 

Today's lesson:

Lie, sit, or stand comfortably. Bring your hands together, palms slightly apart but facing each other, in front of your lower Tan Den. Take a deep breath again into your lower Tan Den.

Allow it to fill all three and from here sound the sounds of "Su-A-Wa" until you complete the breath. While you are doing this for five minutes, pay attention to the feeling between your hands. Quiet your thoughts.

When you finish, take a moment to experience and note how you feel. How does it compare to yesterday and the days previous?

Thank you for joining me today. Let your day unfold and be present in the moment.

In good health,
Mary S. Wallis, L.Ac., NCCAOM Acupuncture Diplomate, L.M.T., C.N.M.T. Energy Medicine Practitioner in the Japanese styles of Kototama/Inochi Medicine and Usui Reiki
President Improved Performance Inc.
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Florissant, MO 63031

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