Many of us have difficulty getting to sleep. We know how important sound sleep is for our health, but it doesn't always seem to happen for us. Some of us need to visit the doctor for medical intervention, but here is an idea for the rest of us who may have the occasional restless night and want a new idea about how to deal with it.
I haven't tried this yet … in fact, just saw it on Real Age this morning. I'd be interested in feed back from any of you who do try it.
When it's time for bed, if you find yourself squirming like a disgruntled toddler , try this relaxation and sleep-promoting move taken from chi-gong (qigong):
1.Rub your hands together to warm them. Place your right palm over your right eye, left palm over left eye.
2.Press the center bone above each eye with your index fingers.
3.Press the outside corner of your eyes at the bone.
4.Press the bottom center of your eyes on the inside of the bone.
5.Press the inside of each eye.
6.Use your thumbs to push where your jaw and cheekbone meet.
7.Move to your ears and pinch along the edge of your ears from top to bottom.
8.End the sequence with a move called "Beating the Heavenly Drum." Tap the back of your head nine times with the palms of your hands and your thumbs resting on your neck.
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