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Have you ever had one of those days when you just could not get it together? When we feel “scatter brained,” or as if we can’t seem to focus, one way to pull ourselves back together is by doing what the Eden Energy Medicine community calls, “Hooking up.”

Doing a Hook-up brings energy systems together, so that they can keep your body in balance. Hooking up is as simple as holding two spots on your body that correlate with the systems you are trying to bring into balance.  Because these exercises are so calming, they are good to do anytime you feel dizzy or faint, have a shock or change, or feel disconnected from yourself or others.

The Classic Hook-up is part of the Daily Energy Routine (see Jan/Feb 2017) for a good reason. It connects two meridians (energy pathways in the body) which are like our “energetic spine.” This hook-up also helps Radiant Energy (the energy of joy and vitality) flow, and helps connect the mind and body. There have also been reports that it has stopped seizures and fainting spells. Simply place one middle finger in your belly button and the other one on your forehead between your eyes. Push in, pull up, and breathe a few times.

Triple Warmer is the meridian in charge of our survival, and is usually running at full speed. When it gets overworked, we can feel anxious and stressed, but Harmonizing Triple Warmer as a Radiant Circuit brings it into the Radiant Energy of joy. Place a flat hand on your forehead and the other flat hand on or a little above your bellybutton. Connecting these two areas settles the adrenals down and calms you.

Another fantastic way to work with Triple Warmer is to Calm the Triple Warmer Neurovascular Points. Place your thumb, first and middle fingers in a cluster together, called a 3-finger notch. Then put those fingers at the “V” at the bottom of your throat above your collarbone. If this feels funny, you can use a flat hand over this spot. Place the other hand on the side of your face with your fingers flat at your temples. Take some deep breaths and then switch sides.  This hold will also help to calm the Stomach Meridian which can be involved with any feelings of worry.

Holding Neurovascular Points is another option to calm down and get centered. Place one hand on your forehead and the other on the back of your head. You can place the hand on the back of your head in different areas depending on the need. Put it at the bottom of your head at the base of your skull to quickly calm down. Place it directly behind your eyes to alleviate any thoughts of fear, or behind your eyebrows to lessen panicked feelings. Be sure to breathe and hold any of these hook-ups as long as it takes to feel a sense of peace.

The 2nd & 4th Chakra Hook-up helps to center us and “come home” to ourselves. This exercise connects two chakras (energy centers that play a role in all of the system in our body) and brings balance to the body. Place a flat hand over your heart area and the other hand flat across the area beneath your belly button. Do this whenever you feel disconnected with yourself and need to feel more centered. These simple, easy hook-ups can change your day by adding peace and calm to it. Just remember to breathe and hold them for a few moments or until you feel better.

(Published in Front Porch Magazine- Jan 2018)