Self Health Empowerment Exercises - Day 13

Focus on your Tsubo Points

Earlier we spoke of posture. An aligned spine enhances the practice.

If you are able, sit on your heels with bent knees. This is the best spinal alignment. If you are unable, sit in a chair or stand with your spine aligned and your pelvis at twelve o'clock. Your rib cage should be slightly lifted to allow for full expansion of your core.

Along your spine in your back there are tsubo (acupuncture points) that bring the energy in and transport that energy to where ever it is needed. The tsubo located near your kidneys are especially important. Focus your awareness on them as you breathe today.

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. Notice the energy as it breathes out and wraps around you to re-enter through your back tsubo, especially at the area near the base of your spine and to the kidney region. 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.
895 rue St. Francois
Florissant, MO 63031