Stress gets stored in the body and makes us feel tired, achy, stiff and lacking in energy especially when we wake. release stored stress, feel energized, reduce pain and prepare for the day ahead by shaking, twisting and drumming for one minute.
Shaking invigorates the circulation, wakes up the muscles and clears out any stagnation. So just shake out your whole body, top to bottom, like nobody’s watching. If you watch the video, notice I had to do throw away all my insecurities. If I can giggle at myself being filmed, I’m pretty sure you can manage it in the comfort of your own home!
Why Shake, really?
Shaking your body from top to bottom dislodges any stagnation, so it’s a great exercise to do in the morning to prepare your body for the stresses of the day. Shaking relaxes and warms all of the muscles, organs, joints and fascia of the body, can make bone marrow strong, strengthen the spine, and support the kidneys and adrenal glands. Lymph flow is enhanced so that more gunk is cleared out and your immune function improved. Blood flow increases and hormonal secretions will benefit your skin. Bouncing up and down like this also adjusts the magnetic field, organising and balancing it.
This stimulates the kidneys and awakens the digestive organs and adrenals. Twist at the waist and swing your arms so your hands slap your front and back at kidney level.
It loosens the spine and shoulders, increases blood and Qi flow in the body, improves your digestive function and releases stored tension. When you twist at the waist you compress your digestive organs, which stops the circulation. Then when you release, a rush of fresh blood flows in, bringing oxygen and fresh nutrients to the area.
Drumming invigorates the whole body’s energetic circulation. With a loose fist, pat down the outside and up the inside of the legs and arms, around the abdomen, lower back and head. Pay attention to your thymus (in between your breasts) tapping here with a pinched hand stimulates your immune system. Use a cupped hand and drum up your arm, over your armpit, down the side of your body and finish at your navel.
Drum it into me why?
Drumming will release muscles, joints and gently dislodge toxicity held in latency, stimulate the defensive energy of the body against disease, and improve the function of the internal organs.
About the reset Ritual
Shaking, twisting and drumming combined should add up to about a minute - so you only need to do each exercise for 20 seconds.