Thymus Tapping

This exercise helps to stimulate the production of T-cells, which are primary immune factors, and nourishes the thymus.

If you practise this exercise daily, it will increae the size of thymus and improve its immune system. As you tap on your chest, you also massage and energies the other organs such as the lungs, heart, bronchial tubes and throat.

Technique of Thymus Tapping

Thymus Tapping

(1) Be completely relaxed. Place your feet shoulder-width apart; parallel for men, splayed outward at 45 degree for women. Distribute your weight evenly between both feet and centred on the front pads rather than the heels.

(2) Make a fist loosely with either right or left hand. Start tapping the fist on the middle of your chest, somewhere between the nipples in the center. The first tap is heavy, and the next two taps are a little softer. There is a pause between the first and second tap. So, the pattern is: tap, pause, tap, tap.

The tapping should be heavy enough to make a drumming sound in the chest. The vibration of sternum caused by tapping helps to improve thymus gland. Breath naturally as you do the exercise focusing on your breathing the entire time.

You can practice this in the morning as part of your warm up or at night just before going to sleep. Your thymus is most active 90 minutes after you fall asleep.

You should do this tapping pattern for a minimum of 20 sets of 3 to a maximum of 5 minutes. This should be done everyday.

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