Acu-yoga is the result of two varieties of alternative medicine combined; acupressure and yoga.  The controlled breathing techniques of yoga are supplemented by the pressure point stimulation of acupressure to relieve stress, tension, and pain.  heightened relaxation and a positive energy flow are also a result of Acu-yoga training.  Like acupressure, Acu-yoga uses the meridians on the body to achieve relief.  Acu-yoga relies on the premise that applying pressure to various regions of the body will stimulate pain relief, healing, and blood circulation in connected areas elsewhere on the body.  The breathing aspect of yoga comes in handy while holding your body in sometimes difficult positions.


  Bridge Pose  
  1. Lie on your back.
2. Bend your knees so that the soles of your feet are flat on the floor.
3. Put your arms above your head on the floor and relax them.
4. Inhale, arching the pelvis up. Hold for several seconds.
5. Exhale as you slowly come down. Continue to inhale up and exhale down for one minute.
6. Relax on your back with your eye’s closed for a few minutes.


Acupressure Points                           Traditional Associations

Triple Warmer 15             Shoulder and neck pain, arm and elbow painful and cannot be raise, stiff neck.

Gall Bladder 20                 Alernatively hot and cold, eyes foggy, nervousness, painful shoulder, stiff neck. heavy limbs

Gall Bladder 21                   Major point of shoulder tension.  Used to relieve stiff neck, regulate hyperthyroidism

Bladder 10                             Heavy head, spasm of neck muscles, throat sore.  Uncoordinated limbs and body.

Small Intestine 10          Muscle pain, numbness, swelling or arthritis in shoulder region.

Benefits: fatigue cold hands or feet, nervous exhaustion, irritability, shoulder pain, excessive anger, hypertension, resistance to cold or flu.


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