JewBu Quest: From Abuse to Happiness

JewBu: a Jew who practices forms of Buddhist meditation & spirituality. This blog documents my quest to 1) heal from sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse, 2) come to terms with losing Mom and Grandma to Alzheimers, 3) find balance, explore the spiritual, stay present. Bascially, I've experienced some pretty crappy shit in my life and want to find a way to move past it and find happiness.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Basic BEST

My acupuncturist taught me to do the following process, which she said is a basic form of something called "BEST." She suggested doing it anytime I notice my chi shorting out, including when I feel overwhelmed with emotion or are getting a migraine.

Start with imagining my aunt (or whatever else is stressing me out, if that's the issue). Then I should put a finger on each of my temples, looking for a tender spot. Then, press firmly and hold my breath for as long as I can. Keep holding until it stops hurting, even if several breaths are needed. Then, move the fingers to the back of one side of the head and the top of the other one - and then switch. Then, do it again with fingers on the inside of the eyebrows, or just below, next to the nose. It is hard to describe this, but highly recommended.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Gail Rae said...

My acupuncturist taught me a similar treatment for when I am confronted with someone, or thoughts of someone, to whom I suspect I might be "allergic" (her term, which is a very handy term, by the way). I'm not sure how or why this works...could just be the concentration involved, but it does.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Karma said...

Well, at the very least, the message is clear that some people are so toxic to us that we become "allergic" to them.

Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:23:00 AM  

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