Relief of Chest Trouble, Cough, & AsthmaRue-si Dat Ton (Wat Pho Style) Technique 17
In this post, you will learn a simple self-stretching technique for relief of chest trouble, cough, and asthma. As you’ll discover though, this technique has many more benefits than that!
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Poetry In Motion
Clues From the Past
In this section, we focus on the poem that goes with each illustration of a Rue-si performing the technique. Originally written in Old Thai and featured in the Samut Thai Khao, the poem translates to English as something like this:
“Rue-si Worachet, who converted the ancient message in the epistle/missive according to the legend – laying down, stretching his vertebrae while pressing up against the chin. Great for fixing dry mucus coughing condition.”
This may not make sense to you upon first glance. However, try to find any keys that may be hidden in the words.
Before We Begin
Firstly, we need to understand the benefits of this technique as well as consider any precautions & recommendations in order to achieve maximum results and ensure safety.
In Addition to Relief of Chest Trouble, Cough, and Asthma..
Benefits of This Technique Include:
- Stimulates chest movement and blood circulation to the arms and legs.
- Improves joint mobility and range of motion – abduction of the shoulder joint, extension of the wrist joint, and plantar flexion of the ankle joint.
- Breathing meditation improves the respiratory system.
- Refreshes the mind.
- Helps to relieve chest discomfort, cough, and Asthma.
Prepare Your Body.
Prepare Your Mind.
Okay, Let’s Begin
How To Do This Technique
Relief of Chest Trouble, Cough, & Asthma
Begin by standing upright with your arms straight down beside your body.
- Inhale deeply, moving your arms forwards and upwards, raising both hands up high, palms up and fingers pointing inwards.
- Exhale slowly and pull both hands back down to starting position.
- Repeat this exercise 3 to 5 times.
- All breathing during this exercise should have deep inhales, and slow exhales.
- Each stretch should be held for 3-5 seconds.
Add To The Flow
This technique is intended to provide relief of chest trouble, cough, & asthma and can be done independently for that purpose. However, it can also be combined with other techniques in a preventative maintenance routine for your body. Move directly from this technique to the next here. If you prefer, the Wat Pho Style of 18 techniques in one routine can found and practiced on the main Learn Rue-si Dat Ton page. Enjoy!
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