The 5-Minute Mommy Workout
Guest Post by Christine Brundage:
As a mom to a 4-year old and one on the way, I know that sometimes we have the best intentions of doing a full workout and then reality hits. Somehow, your free hour has now left you with five minutes.
Well, I would like to share with you my recipe for a quick 5-minute whole body exercise. Fortunately, it is simple, easy to learn and can be done anywhere, at any time. The results will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized for the rest of your day.
This extremely versatile exercise is called whole body tapping. It may sound odd or strange at first, but I invite you to try it and see how you feel. Whole body tapping helps circulation, open blockages, and release stagnant energy throughout the whole body.
This can be done by any age group and is very effective for your overall well-being.
Tapping helps open up the acupressure points that are found throughout your body. Acupressure (or acupuncture) points are described as specific points throughout the body through which energy enters and exits the body. These acupressure points are associated with specific organs in the body.
For example, tapping points near your collarbone are associated with your lungs. Tapping points down the front of your leg are connected with your stomach. There are 365 acupressure points throughout the body, so basically anywhere you tap you are bound to hit one of them.
To begin tapping, start with your upper body and work your way down. Use the palm of your hand and if you feel any discomfort, feel free to tap more lightly in that area or you can even massage the area.
You can start tapping your arms (top and bottom of arms), move down your chest, abdomen, hips, legs (front, back and sides), ankles and feet. Feel free to tap anywhere you feel necessary. Remember to focus on the body part that you are tapping and visualize yourself healing and opening up your body with every movement.
Christine Brundage has been practicing Dahn Yoga, a Korean style yoga since 2006. In 2011, she became certified as a holistic mind –body instructor. This type of training includes flexibility, coordination and balance exercises similar to other forms of yoga; breathing and relaxation techniques; energy meditation; brain wave vibration; and healthy lifestyle and wellness programs.