Shake Your Bones to Ground Your Body
An excerpt from Ann Marie Chiasson's book Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care
Our energy is not ours. It is dependent on how connected we are to the energy field of the earth. Emotion is actually energy in motion (e-motion), and every experience we have carries its own energy to be experienced through the body. Yet often, we pull the energy to the head and begin to think about it, changing the natural flow. When that happens, the energy crystallizes and can continue to pop up in our awareness as a memory.
You will need a place to stand on the floor and music with a fast beat. Any music with a good beat will help you shake for a longer period of time.
Do this exercise standing. Imagine a cord going from the crown of your head up to the sky, and relax your body like a rag doll. Let your neck go limp and your head drop forward. Close your eyes.
As the music plays, vigorously shake your arms and your body, and bounce gently at your knees. The head hangs forward and moves with the body; let it roll slowly from side to side. Let the movement, your breath, and the music take over, and allow yourself to let go. If at any point this exercise becomes difficult or intense, open your eyes, stop shaking, and stand still.
Do this for at least five minutes. Ten or fifteen minutes is even more effective. Stop and notice and how you feel.
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