Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bounce and Shake ... a good health practice idea

I collect a lot of toxins and toxics during a day, and don't exercise regularly. There's no excuse for that, life simply gets full and yet I know my body needs to move. I'm a Scorpio woman and in the view of astrology Pluto, the ruling planet of Scorpio went retrograde in April and will be in retrograde until early September of 2009. This is an excellent time to re-view and reassess my choices and my relationships with this dear self. I found this article while linking from one site to another. It's something I'm going to try this today in our wee wheelie house and then outside in the blustery air.

Here's the link to the entire article on Lymph Health on Lynn Koiner's Website.
EXERCISE: While all exercise stimulates the lymph, jumping on the rebounder is the best. If you do not have room for a rebounder, a jump-and-shake exercise works just as well. With feet slightly apart, you jump just a little and then shake the body. It is similar to dancing in African tribes that bob-and-shake type of dance.

The bounce and shake routine gets your heart pumping and your body moving so that your metabolism starts working. Follow the following steps to do the bounce and shake:

Standing with knees slightly bent, feet comfortably apart, bounce up and down easily without lifting heels off the ground
As you bounce, let your arms hang, relaxed, by your side. Shake your hands

Nod your head up and down in a comfortable range of motion, 2 to 4 inches
As you nod back and look up, breathe in through your nose to the count of 5, and then exhale to the count of 5 as you lower your head

During the first minute, breathe through your nose; During the second minute make a noise originating from the base of your throat – like snoring; Then breathe in through your nose, and out through puckered lips, as if blowing out a birthday candle.

Stop bouncing and shaking. Take a moment to feel the vibrations you have created throughout your body.

ATTENTION: The superficial lymphatic system is located in the sub-dermal layer just beneath the skin. It is continuous throughout the entire body — There are also deep lymphatic systems but by working on the superficial lymphatic system, you can affect drainage throughout the entire lymphatic system.

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