By Laura Gordon
Want a boost of energy that lasts, does not include caffeine or sugar, takes less that 5 minutes to perform, stimulates blood flow, detoxes your body, sooths frazzled nerves, needs no equipment and requires only standing and bending space so it can be done wherever and whenever you have a little quiet time to yourself?
Great, let’s get started.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. With both hands on each side of the crown of your head using your fingers begin tapping (use an assured tapping which is several degrees heavier than light tapping but not painful to you) for a count of 10 moving forward and back on the crown. Move to your forehead, temple, cheekbone and jaw line repeating the tapping in each place.
Next extend one arm away from the body and using the other hand begin patting vigorously (again this should be assured but not painful) along the arm out to the back of the hand, turn your arm and begin patting vigorously back to the shoulder. Be sure to pat upper trapezius where we hold so much tension. Repeat on the other arm.
After that place our hands on each side of your sternum and simultaneously pat your sternum, rib cage, move inferior along the waist, move your hands to the back and pat over the kidneys, come to the front and vigorously pat your entire abdominal cavity. Do this for about a minute or so. Be sure to send love and energy to all your organs. You are waking them up and allowing them to detox old stale energy. Always keep in mind that intent is the secret to healing.
Now ,bending forward, begin patting vigorously from the hip down the glutes along the outside of your legs, then up the inside to your groin area. Again, do this as many times as you feel it necessary. When you stand (straighten up), do it in sections: keep your face pointing at the ground, bend your lower back upwards, then your neck and head. This will keep you from getting dizzy, as standing straight up can at once can cause the blood to rush from your head.
To end use your hands to sweep/brush your arms proximal to distal, your abdomen superior to inferior and legs proximal to distal.
There, you’re recharged and ready to go! Try this when your feeling drained and let us know how energized it made you feel!