Expressing Gratitude Through Acupressure

Acupressure is a great way to encourage blood circulation in your hands,  relax your body and mind, and it just feels great.

Besides just feeling terrific, this acupressure hand movement exercise is designed to stimulate energy lines, or meridians, found in the hands and connecting to your various organs in the body.

To start the exercise, begin to observe your palms. How to they feel? What colour are they? Take a moment of gratitude and appreciation for your hands and everything they do for you on a daily basis. 

Next, make light fists with your hands and begin to tap the pinky sides of your hands together. Do this for a few seconds and start to move to tapping the insides of the wrists together.

Continue to work your way around the outside of the hands, tapping the outside of the hands, where the thumb and wrist meet.

Now open up the left hand, palm facing up. Make a fist with the right hand and gently tap the fist between the first and second knuckle of the open left palm. Switch hands and repeat.

Next, turn your hands so the backs of your hands are touching, and begin to tap the backs of the hands together.

Gently tap the webs between the pointer finger and thumb together.

Interlace your fingers and tap the webs between each finger. If this is not accessible to you, you can massage your fingers or explore slowly interlacing one finger at a time.

The last step in the process is to slowly massage and rub your hands. If you like, place your hands on a part of your body that is presenting with a challenge. Feel the healing energy of your hands working its way into your body. When you feel ready, slowly remove your hands.