This morning we energized ourselves and fellow Parisians in the Bois de Boulogne, as we practiced the 3 thumps and other energy routines to bring flow and balance to our body’s energies. Passers by asked several questions about what we were doing in our workshop in the park. I will share a few answers here.
Why are you teaching those strange looking exercises?
We are empowering people by giving them easy tools and techniques to stimulate their immune systems and heal themselves from physical, emotional and mental problems. These movements help us to be all that we can be by optimizing our physical and mental health. Well, that response raised a few eyebrows! It was then explained that Energy Medicine is the oldest, safest, most organic, accessible and affordable medicine that exists and that we can assist with healing our body by activating our natural healing energies and by restoring energies that have become weak, disrupted, or out of balance. It can be a great energizing daily routine. It can be used to eliminate jet lag, lower blood pressure, and reduce the effects of stress and illness.
In energy medicine, energy is the medicine, and energy is also the patient. It’s a system for self care and prevention which is used as a complement to other approaches to medical care. In energy medicine, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy (also known as qi or chi) is recognized as a vital life force which flows through and around the body. Our body has electromagnetic energies as well as subtle energies which form the dynamic infrastructure of our physical body. The health of those energies–in terms of flow, balance, and harmony–is reflected in the health of our body. When our energies are in harmony we are generally feeling balanced, joyful and healthy.
How Do Our Energies Become Blocked?
Stress, toxins, prolonged muscle contraction/tension, negativity, our belief systems and other factors can inhibit or stop our energies from flowing. Our energies should move in specific patterns and cross over at all levels from our DNA to the macro level. When it is blocked physical and emotional problems can manifest.
What Are The Tools?
They are a combination of techniques coming from very different traditions including acupunture, yoga and qi gong. It includes tapping, thumping, stretching, massaging, pinching, twisting and otherwise connecting particular acupoints (points of energy) on the skin; through specific exercises, tracing meridians and using postures.
I think we picked up a few more students for our next workshop. More on the subject of Energy medicine next week.
Check our our 3 Thumps video on youtube. Click on the link.
Happy, Healthy Shifting,
The Shift Doctors