“Heart 7 is known in Chinese as Shen Men and translated as Spirit Gate or Mind Door, this acupoint is often used to strengthen the mind and to reduce heart palpitations. It’s located on the wrist crease, in line with the little finger, and in my experience is very effective for calming the mind, soothing anxiety and combating insomnia due to an over-excited mind. Simply apply light pressure and use a gentle circling motion with your index finger or middle finger over the point highlighted in green on our picture. This can be done quite discreetly during times of anxiety or nervousness, perhaps during an event or function. Aim to spend at least 5 minutes massaging Heart 7, but use only when needed.” Paul Adkins


Today, a little acupuncture guidance to calm and soothe the mind in your day; spend 5 minutes massaging the Heart 7 acupressure point. We bet you never thought this would be a suggested activity for your day today, eh? Tell us if it works for you to find some calm as you navigate your day online and offline.

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  1. Nick

    I love this, it is very calming, and I love the Daily Stillness. I am usually however happy with the stillness, and feel no need to respond. I wonder if not responding is to shirk in some way, or let you down.

    BTW I am very slightly put off by that “Really?”
    I really really dont want to tweet my response. I am still on Twitter but I only use it when I absolutely have to. I always come off it feeling a little sick.

    • Mariana

      It’s a feature of the theme! The ‘really?’ 🙂
      No pressure to respond, here or anywhere. Yet, it is lovely to hear you enjoy our efforts here. Lately, it feels to us that this ‘contemplative activism’ has become something even more precious to hold for a future when humans notice again what has been lost kneeling at the temple of economics. Once agan thanks so much for being here with words and otherwise.


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