Raise Your Protective Ki
Another purification practice is to take a dry body brush and brush your whole body (again to slightly pink up the skin). This practice helps to raise the protective Ki. The same caution applies as with the wash cloth scrub, if blanching occurs, then wait to practice when you are stronger.
The dry whole body brushing would include the abdomen, so you don't have to perform the wash cloth rub when performing the body scrubbing. Do this prior to the sound meditation.
Lie, sit, or stand comfortably. Bring your hands together, palms slightly more 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. Relax your body.
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
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