Feeling stressed, grumpy, unable to focus, not feeling the “joy” of the holiday season?
Heart Hugs are something you can do – anytime, anywhere, for any reason from soothing, calming, re-balancing, uplifting and focusing.
These gentle circular ‘hugs’ take just a few minutes of your time. It is free.
This is a powerful time with Solstice, the Full Moon, a Lunar Eclipse, Mercury in Retrograde, and the holidays —all at the same time! Whew!
There has not been a lunar eclipse on Solstice for 400 years! I believe that these times carry potent openings for change and transformation.
When we direct our intentions and align ourselves for using this energy, we can be carried further and faster into the changes we seek to continue creating the lives we seek. This includes the needed internal changes that are necessary to create the outside changes.
Use the Heart Hugs with the steps below to assist meditations during this time to help you harness the energy and propel you forward boldly into this New Year.
Holiday Heart Tip: Heart Hugs are something you can do for yourself– anytime, anywhere – a gift you can give to yourself over and over.
Heart Hug* Steps Primer: Notice how you are feeling physically, mentally, emotionally before you begin. Make a note so you have a frame of reference for after you try these out.
Step 1: Place one hand over the other, palms face down on the center of your chest.
Step 2: Visualize the face of a clock under your palms, on your chest. Six o’clock is at the bottom of the circle towards the ground.
Step 3: Beginning with your hands at six o’clock, gently move the skin in a full circle plus an additional quarter circle. So, you are gently moving the skin under your palms, in a circle from 6 o’clock, around to 9 o’clock, 12, around to 3 o’clock, continuing around to 6 o’clock and then keep going around another quarter to 9 o’clock.
The area you move under your hands is not very big, so the clock is pretty small, maybe an inch in diameter. In other words, you are making a pretty small circular movement overall.
Step 4: Pause with your hands here. Let yourself take in a few deep slow breaths while pausing with your hands over the center of your chest, over your heart region.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 1-4 a few times. As you begin the circle, take in a breath and slowly exhaling as you finish the circle.
* Heart Hugs were created by Linda Tellington-Jones and are part of Tellington TTouch for people and animals. TTouch.com
Now notice how you’re feeling once again. How is it different than before you used the circular touch, the Heart Hugs?
Enhancing Your Heart Hugs — Before, during or after your Heart Hugs you can;
- Add some essential oils to your hands and heart like Gratitude Essential oil, Joy, Live With Passion or any other essential oil that will help strengthen your prayer, intention and the sense you want to create. Find info about these and other essential oils – www.onehearthealingcenter.com/oils
- Send Prayers for forgiveness, humility or courage
- Find gratitude for your blessings
- Use at the beginning and end of your meditations
- Take a walk through a labyrinth and use heart hugs as you enter to help set your intention before you begin your labyrinth walking meditation.
Favored TTouch — Heart Hugs were the favorite Tellington TTouch in our group for people who had experienced traumatic brain injuries and in many other TTouch and essential oil classes. Everyone found them to be consistently calming and centering.
And, In an informal study created to look at the effects of Heart Hugs, a calming and balancing of all brain wave patterns were consistently found through EEG assessments while people used this simple circular method of touch over their heart region.
Check out the studies; http://www.ttouch.com/researchStudies.shtml
What are the Cautions & Side Effects of Heart Hugs?
- Feeling Better!
- Reducing Stress!
- Enhanced Focus!
- Feeling less grumpy!
- Empowering yourself!
Use this simple technique to reduce stress, anxiety, balance emotions, feel empowered and nurture yourself in just a few minutes a day –
—-use as many times in a day as you need.
You cannot overdose on Heart Hugs!
I just sent this info out in a newsletter, and here’s what people emailed me back about Heart Hugs:
“Heart Hugs .. I love it! I’m going to do it with myself tonight and Jericho my cat tomorrow morning. Thanks!”
“Great stuff Sandy!”
“Thank you for this Technique!”
“Thank you Sandy for this…”
“Thank you for the Newsletter with Heart Hugs….one more thing I’ve learned from you. I hope one day to meet you and personally shake your hand.”
“Thank you, Sandy, for this beautiful technique, which WORKS!
I’m forwarding it to everyone to try.”
Thank you for joining me in this journey — May 2011 bring you abundant joy, hearty health filled with positive creative endeavors, effortless prosperity, and breathtaking love. Sending our love and blessings to each of you through out this holiday season. I look forward to connecting for an inspiring and dynamic 2011.
Sandy and the Critters from One Heart Healing Center
From Sandy Rakowitz, Founder of One Heart Healing Center, Practitioner and Host, Essential Oils 101,
an educational forum for holistic health and wellness with people and animals. Mentoring People and Animals for Healthier More Vibrant and Inspired Lives!
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