While this is the season to be freely giving of love and good cheer there may be other parts of our system that are feeling contained, sluggish, and well, constipated! Not a usual topic for the season but this word, be it only mentioned in a whisper, has a few meanings and can be limiting our joyous movement forward into the new year.
In Chinese Medicine the inability to sort through things and let them go often falls under the domain of three Meridians: the Small Intestine, the Large Intestine, and the Liver. Emotional and Physical constraint are dominated by these three energy channels and there are a few quick fixes merging Acupressure and Meditation that may make- if I may be so bold – more room in your system for welcoming the new year
For a little New Year’s Resolution Self Care, test this system daily for three weeks. Do each set in the ordered listed: massage then the meditative mantra!
*Any recommendations made by this video should only be practiced by those physically capable of doing the recommendations safely on themselves. Speak with your doctor before trying this video’s suggestions if you have health concerns that may be negatively impacted by these recommendations or if you are uncertain, and always speak to your doctor if you experience any discomfort while trying these suggestions.