Five-Minute Acupressure Wellness Exercise

This exercise can be easily practiced at home or at work to maintain your health and relieve stress.

  • Sit forward on the front edge of a straight-backed chair.
  • Briskly rub your lower back using a light touch by placing the backs of your hands against your lower back along both sides of the spine and rub up and down for one minute, creating warmth from the friction.
  • Hold the base of the skull with one hand and place the middle and ring fingers of your other hand approximately one inch above and between the eyebrows.  Tilt your head back, close your eyes and breathe deeply taking three long, slow, breaths.  Imagine each deep breath brings a healing substance that penetrates and dissolves your pain or tension.  Hold each breath for a couple of seconds at the top of the inhalation.  Exhale while smoothly letting go of your tension.  Continue breathing deeply for one more minute while visualizing each breath carrying healing energy into your body.
  • Sit back comfortably in your chair with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed.  Press your fingers into your lower abdomen three fingers width below your navel.  Close your eyes, press firmly into this point and breathe deeply for one minute.

Source: Acupressure’s Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach.

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Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • godandwisdom.com focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • mindprompts.com focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • greatwrinkles.com focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.