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Exercise: Kenyoku-Ho (Dry bathing)

Exercise: Kenyoku-Ho (Dry bathing)

Kenyoku-Ho means ‘dry bathing’. It sounds way more difficult than it really is. You merely make a number of swift actions by way of your vitality physique with the intention of clearing any blockages. When you’re used to it, it should solely take a number of seconds to finish.

That is the way it goes:

  • Inhaling (take a traditional breath, not the deep stomach model), convey your proper hand to your left shoulder.
  • Respiration out, take your proper hand down in direction of your proper hip in a single swift diagonal motion.
  • Inhaling, convey your left hand to your proper shoulder.
  • Respiration out, take your left hand diagonally right down to your left hip.
  • Inhaling, convey your proper hand as much as your left shoulder once more.
  • Respiration out, convey your hand diagonally right down to your proper hip once more.
  • Now stretch your left arm out in entrance of you, palm up.
  • Inhaling, convey your proper hand to your left shoulder.
  • Respiration out, transfer your hand swiftly alongside your left arm from the shoulder to the palm.
  • Stretch your proper arm out in entrance of you, palm up.
  • Inhaling, convey your left hand to your proper shoulder.
  • Respiration out, transfer your hand swiftly alongside your proper arm from the shoulder to the palm.
  • Now stretch your left arm out once more, palm up.
  • Inhaling, convey your proper hand to your left shoulder once more.
  • Respiration out, transfer your hand swiftly alongside your left arm once more, from the shoulder to the palm.

Whereas making the actions, your palms could also be touching your physique barely or could also be stored off.

In case you do the train rapidly, you might discover it simpler to take a deep breath in firstly then breathe out slowly when you do all of the dry brushing.

And sure, you do certainly cleanse the left facet twice and the fitting solely as soon as – a concession to the Japanese custom (or superstition) of avoiding something that features the quantity 4. In Japanese, it's the similar phrase because the one for loss of life.

Kenyoku-Ho can be used after a remedy or meditation to convey you again into the right here and now. It's a nice approach for grounding your self.