Relaxation exercises at the workplace

Massage for relaxation

To activate the vitality and body energy, the massage of the following acupuncture points is ideal:

  1. Ear massage Grasp your ears with one hand between thumb and forefinger on the curled edges and pull them outward. Then the ear is massaged towards the tip of the ear. Then you reach the ear a little deeper between thumb and forefinger and massage again up to the tip of the ear. Repeat the massage until the whole ear is kneaded from earlobe to ear tip. The ear is now warm and red. There are about 200 acupuncture points in the ear. Through the massage you stimulate your entire body energy.
  2. Acupuncture points massage on the collarbone Approximately 2 cm to the right and left of the sternum, below the collarbone are two acupuncture points (yellow dots in the photo on the left), whose massage promotes the reduction of stress and anxiety. Rub these points with the thumb and forefinger of one hand while placing the other hand on your stomach.
  3. Thymus tapping The thymus gland is located behind the sternum. It produces the T-lymphocytes for the body's defense against infections and controls the energy flow in the body. Stress, emotional imbalance, anxiety and strife weaken the thymus gland. Tap the center of your ribcage approximately 10 to 12 times with a fist in a circle in a counterclockwise direction (yellow area in the photo on the right). If possible, add to it. You will feel your energy awake and a sense of relaxation arise. It is extremely helpful to combine these exercises, which increase your ability to concentrate, with exercises that revive the circulation and get you going again. You can find this pick-me-up here.

Little pick-me-ups promote concentration

These exercises promote blood circulation and get you going again.

  1. Stretch your calves Support your desk with both hands. Angle one leg and extend the other straight back. Try pushing your heel down a few times, as long as it does not cause any pain. Change your legs. This exercise promotes blood circulation and has an invigorating effect.
  2. Swinging Arms Stretch your arms forward while standing, then swing them back and forward. Please note that the arms describe a semicircle. The exercise is invigorating and relaxes the shoulder girdle.
  3. Circle your arms Now circle your arms while standing. Stay relaxed in the knees. This exercise promotes circulation and oxygenation of all organs.
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