Different seasons bring different challenges. In the winter, dry indoor air and chilly temperatures can make your body stiff and irritated while the arrival of spring often brings seasonal allergies.
In either case, you can try this simple chest-tapping technique to reduce your body's stress and stress-related sensitivity to allergens.
- Pull your shoulder blades back slightly to open your chest.
- You can tap with your fingertips, palms, or even lightly with a fist.
- You should be able to feel stimulation without pain from tapping.
- As you continue you should be able to feel a sense of warmth or heaviness in your chest.
Give yourself some time to feel the difference. You'll probably need at least 1 minute, as oftentimes 3-5 minutes to relax.
After tapping, take a few deep breaths and notice the results. You should be able to sense a reduction in tension and easier breathing.
As with any new exercise, we recommend that you consult with your health care provider before trying it.