Blog Header

MindBody Tool to Release Agitation

Have you ever been triggered by something that happened or something someone said?

…Or ruminated over and over about something that was bothering you, unable to just let it go?

Qigong (or chi gong) is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement and building awareness of how the body moves through space.

It’s a powerful way of releasing energy in your body, especially if you get triggered!

Watch here for a quick Qigong “reset”!!

There are 3 different exercises you can try when you are in a state of anxiety or agitation.

The First is called the THYMUS THUMP:

  1. Use your fists or the tips of your fingers to continuously tap on your sternum.
  2. Breathe in and out, witnessing the energies in your body.
  3. Do this for one minute.

The Second is called the KIDNEY THUMP:

  1. Stand up and make two fists.
  2. With both fists, continuously tap on your back just underneath the ribcage.
  3. Breathe in and out, letting your body reset itself for about a minute.

The Third technique is called the FOOT SLAP:

  1. While sitting, cross one foot over the other leg grabbing it with the same side hand, connecting the palm of your hand with your ankle.
  2. Take your other hand and continuously slap the bottom of your foot that rests on your leg. There is an energy point on the palm of your hand that is connecting to the energy point on the sole of your foot.
  3. Do it at least 15 times or up to 100 times.
  4. Switch sides and repeat the same steps on the other foot.

These techniques will help realign your energy centers and get your body to release that energy and reset.

And the part I most want to share with you is about what energies you are bringing to bed.

Are you sleeping with anger, resentment, worry or fear?

This energy will fester in your body while you sleep bringing disharmony. So, before you go to bed, go in the mirror and SMILE!

Look into your own eyes and send yourself love. Do this even if you don’t feel well or have had a bad day. Do this for yourself, to nurture yourself. This will allow you to go to sleep in a space of serenity.

I learned from a Qigong master, Daisy Lee, while I was doing my workshop at Kripalu. I highly recommend her work. (


P.S. What energies are you ready to release? How did this feel?!



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Find Your Cure!

Get Your Personalized MindBody Medicine Prescription


Take the self-diagnostic quiz to find out exactly where to put your attention and get in depth resources unique to your needs.



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the Book Here

The MindBody Toolkit

Stay Connected

Don’t miss out on our healing videos, programs, retreats and other exciting content to expand your consciousness. 

What Clients are Saying

Let's Connect


May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

March 2014

Share This

Share this post with your friends!