This technique is useful for grounding and centering. It is one of the techniques used to correct meridian reversal and aids in stress management. When a person is feeling disorganized or distracted this can be a helpful technique to use! I use it for insomnia and often have my clients go into this position at the beginning of a balancing session. I like to combine it with the Emotional Stress Release technique I teach in my Level I Touch for Health Workshop. You can read about Emotional Stress Release (ESR) here.
- In a sitting position cross your ankles.
- Extend your arms in front of you with the back of your hands touching and palms facing out.
- Cross your right wrist on top of your left and interlace your fingers. It’s fine if you prefer the left over the right for comfort.
- Draw your clasped hands up toward your chest.
- Hold this position for a minute or more, breathing slowly, with your eyes closed and the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth when you inhale. Focus on relaxing.
- Hold this position until you give a natural yawn, sigh, or a deep breath occurs.
- Uncross your arms and legs.
- Put your feet flat on the floor and touch your finger tips together in front of your chest.
- Hold this position for another minute with your eyes closed, tongue on the roof of your mouth as you inhale and breathing deeply.
I have heard it said that going into this position can be compared to connecting all the meridians since they all begin and end in the fingers and toes. It’s like a mini meridian balance!
You can also do this lying down on your back. It’s great for insomnia, exhaustion, stress, and restoring central meridian flow.
If an individual has painful wrists of difficulty getting into the hand position, they may put their hands in their armpits area instead. I usually do that if I’m laying in bed trying to go to sleep at night.
Notice your level of focus, clarity, and deep relaxation.
I welcome comments or questions. Don’t forget to share this technique with anyone you think might be interested!