Self-Care tip for Insomnia & Headaches Option #2

Self-Care tip for Insomnia & Headaches Option #2


hi, guys Katy here. This is option number
two for insomnia and headaches. We’re still working GV16 which is the point
acupressure point, at the base of the skull right below it, there’s a little
divot at the top of the neck. This is the passive version, so this is the
version I really am excited for because I’m all about doing things as chill as
possible, as passively as possible because the more you can actually use
less energy, the more you’re going to be able to regulate or down-regulate your
nervous system. And that’s what this is all about. It’s allowing the nervous
system to relax and then that has a domino effect on all the rest parts of
your body. And because of headaches and insomnia a lot of is due to the tension
that we hold in the base of our head the neck and shoulders, so we’re really just
trying to really target those particular areas. Okay, so for this one it’s super
simple. You’re going to need a tennis ball or yoga tune-up therapy ball, if you
have one of those, and a yoga block or a stack of books at about 4 inches high.
You’re gonna arrest the tennis ball on the block and then you’re gonna rest on
the tennis ball. Find that spot at the base of your skull you can really see that this
is not really on my neck. It’s right underneath that the occiput. My head’s at
a 45-degree angle I’m letting my shoulders soften. I’m gonna rest my hands
on my belly but you don’t have to you can have them all to the side keep the
knees bent or you can even prop up something underneath the knees with
pillow or the other bolster if you have one. But just for demonstration purposes
I’m going to stay in the shape close my eyes and breathe and that’s it – for one to three minutes.
Simple, right? For insomnia, I’m gonna request that you do something a little
differently at the very last time you practice off throughout the day because
you’re gonna practice this two to three times a day, especially if you have
chronic headaches or insomnia. The last one you should do right before bed and
as you’re in the shape whether you’re doing the one holding the point or
you’re resting, you’re gonna force yourself to yawn. I know that sounds
silly but you’re gonna force yourself to yawn because what that does is it
actually makes you yawn. Have you ever been in a restaurant or talking with a
friend and they start yawning and then so you start yawning? Yawning is
contagious and yawning signifies to the body it’s time for rest. So there you go
so just to recap you’re gonna practice the GV16 spot, two to three times a
day. the last one – for insomnia – you are gonna do the forced yawning procedure. If
you have any questions let me know and please feel free to reach out to me with
anything that you would like to learn you can always contact me at [email protected]

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