Release Points

The release points are illustrated in the figure above. Note the numbered sequence in the diagram:

Step 1

Start by covering your dominant eye.

Step 2

Follow the line in the air with your fingers, down the center of your non-dominant eye to the level of your lowest rib or elbow.

Step 3

If you are right eye dominant1, move your fingers slowly toward the outside of your chest to find the breathing release2. If your chest is very tight or your breathing is very difficult, you will notice more release of tension than if your symptoms are mild.

Step 4

Move your fingers in the opposite direction, starting at the centre of your chest, to find the throat and stomach release points (usually they are at the same place, but not always).

1 – Most people who are left eye dominant have their release points in mirror image form, whereby the chest or breathing release is out to the right side, and the throat & stomach release is toward the centre or other side of the chest.  A minority of left eye dominant people have their release points on the other sides of their bodies.  Note that these release points require covering the dominant (in this case, left) eye as the first step to locate release points.

2 – Don’t bend your head down to see your fingers.  Try to use your peripheral vision to see your fingers out of the lower edge of your eye.

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