I began to attack the weeds this morning. And then I made myself pause, breathe, and remember to take care of my body while I weeded. I’m used to flailing myself around when I work in the garden, especially when I’m weeding. Especially when I’m weeding the full of new weeds that I just weeded… Read more »
I received this email asking for help with a common issue for massage therapists and acupressure practitioners. Hi there, I’m Alex and I’ve been a massage therapist for 13 yrs now, and my question is this – I tend to use my thumbs a lot for pressure it’s a bad habit I know, I… Read more »
The Liver is in charge of keeping the flow of Qi, our energy, smooth and even. When the Qi does not flow, we call the condition “stagnant Qi.” Stagnant Qi feels like pain and distention.
Current challenges and stages 1. Decipher that there is a spiritual path. 2. Decipher that the nagging urge, the sense of dissatisfaction of the mainstream’s notion of life, my feeling of angst, anger, sadness, fear and hopelessness is actually my Spirit longing for true expression. 3. Yearning for the spiritual path takes up all of… Read more »
How to massage or apply pressure to acupoints (acupressure points) is a bigger question than it seems. I received an email today from someone asking this question – I am posting our exchange as I know so many people wonder the same thing. Question: I started to work on my body (using pressure on acupoints) … Read more »
Too much energy in the head can result in feeling anxious, overwhelmed, distracted, hyperactive, and unable to sleep. Every part of our body from head to toe requires energy. This energy, known as Qi (“chee”) in Chinese medicine can get out of balance. An excess amount of energy in the upper part of the body… Read more »
One-sided headaches are a sign that the Gallbladder Meridian is blocked. The key to relieving a one sided headache is to get the Qi (energy) moving in the Gallbladder meridian. Once the meridian is unblocked and the Qi is moving, the pain dissipates. Five steps to opening the Gallbladder meridian: 1. Massage the top of… Read more »
I have been enchanted for weeks by caterpillars, chrysalis’ and monarch butterflies. I had the good fortune of capturing a video of a monarch emerging from its chrysalis a few days ago. I hope you enjoy this as much I did: Check out Monarch butterflies unfolding my heart part 1.
By massaging the Bladder meridian and many of the points along the back, pain can be prevented, good posture is reinforced, and an overall sense of energy and vitality is sensed throughout the body-mind.
Flowing Qi is happy Qi! Qi changes with the seasons. In the winter, even though there is much stillness Qi still flows. Winter Qi moves quietly and is located more deeply toward our interior. This is similar to way that the energy of trees is held in the roots during winter. Spring has arrived! Now… Read more »