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Monday, November 22, 2010

Stress Relief – Week 5

Well, we’ve made it halfway through our study, ladies. Good work.
I altered my practice on Thursday of Week 5. Instead of doing my combined protocol twice daily in 2 two short sessions (am and pm) working my way down my face, I am now doing each of my 4 protocols separately in one longer session working each set of points in the order MFM suggests. This is an easier schedule for me to keep and it seems to have breathed new life into my practice. Things had started feeling a little stale.
Having paid closer attention because of this study, I noticed during my biking adventures to preschool that I have a tendency to hold my breath when I am stressed. I was doing it on the bike and have found I do it when I am emotionally stressed as well. So I’ve made an effort to start breathing again. I went to a Yoga class during week 5, my first in years.
I developed a sore throat on Thursday morning so that afternoon I tried the sore throat protocol. I probably should have done it sooner but it was still pretty effective in temporarily reducing the pain in my throat. I was still congested though.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

3 comments:

"Facial Reflexology A Self Care Manual" Explorer said...

Hi M,Can you please specify how this new approach breathed "new life into your practice"? How did you feel? Also can you clarify what you mean by "working each set of points in the order MFM suggests"? - Happy Thanksgiving. - BN

MG said...

I haven't noticed a big difference in how I feel after a session using this new approach. My practice just feels more open or awake. It almost feels like my face is breathing. Not sure how else to describe it. And I've noticed that point 124 on the left side (the spleen) hurts far less with the new approach.
Re your second question, in Chapter 4, MFM lists the points you should work for a given ailment directly below the name of the ailment. I didn't think there was any rythme or reason to the order of the points but as my Mom and MFM herself point out, there is. The points should be worked in the order they are listed. Let me know if that's still not clear.

"Facial Reflexology A Self Care Manual" Explorer said...

M, thanks for the clarification; I have not paid attention to the order of the points since I look at the grid. - BN

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