This may come as a surprise, but our ears are not just hearing organs. Both Eastern and Western schools of medicine point out the benefits of ear massage.

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In the East, it is widely believed that specific points on the ear correspond to certain parts of the body, so massaging your ears has therapeutic and healing properties. In the West, ear massage is considered to be a way to release tension and relax.

Our ears are full of nerve endings and applying pressure to them is a stimulating and enjoyable experience.

By the way, speaking of stimulation. Here’s where ear massage can come in handy for you. Are you having ttrouble getting up in the mornings? Snoozing the alarm until there’s almost no time left to shower and have a proper breakfast?

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Thanks to these short “exercises,” the process of waking up, getting up and starting your day more energized will be much easier. Don’t worry, that doesn’t involve any heavy working out, only… massaging your ears. This will boost your brain function.

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Take just a few minutes out of each day to bring yourself to a state of calm and wellness and balance your life using a combination of guided meditations and mindfulness techniques. The techniques are a simple, practical relaxation method for anyone.

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Exercise number one. Place your hands behind your ears and bend your ears. Hold them in this position for a few seconds.

Exercise number two. Grab your earlobes with your fingers, then slowly start pulling them up, down and to the sides. However, don’t pull too eagerly.

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Exercise number three. Cover your ears with your palms, then slowly start to rub and massage your ears.

Exercise number four. Massage the tragus and ear holes with your findertips, lightly.

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Exercise number five. Put your palms on your ears and make a few springy movements. This exercise helps improve hearing.

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Exercise number six. To clear the ear passages from excess earwax, you need to perform a few simple exercises: rub the bulges behind the ear, bend the ears, rotate the tragus clockwise.

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This three-minute ear “workout” will help you wake up more easily and make your brain run at full power! Share this useful information with your friends, they will be grateful!

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