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How to Get Out Of Your Head in Under Five Minutes

A quick guide to shaking your body for energy circulation

Eva Keiffenheim
3 min readMar 29, 2020


Shaking is a powerful tool to move from your head inside your body. This technique can help when feeling frustrated and powerless. Shaking your body is free of cost and easy to do. Here’s how.

How to know that it’s time to shake?

The first step is to recognize that your energy is captured in your head. As each body is individual, those signals feel different for everyone. Common signs for head-centeredness include:

  • A feeling of tension in the face area
  • Shallow breathing
  • Thinking feels heavy; thoughts appear ponderousness
  • Unawareness of physical sensations

For me, wrinkles at my forehead, tongue against the gum, and worrying thoughts signal that my energy is not moving through my body.

Once you have identified that your energy is not circulating, it’s time to shake.

Shaking Preparation in 3 steps

Once you have identified your head-centeredness, prepare yourself for shaking. The first step is to create the feeling of being alone with nobody watching. Take off your glasses. Turn away from any mirror. Close the curtains. Dim the light. Ask your flatmates or family members not to disturb you during the next minutes.

Your second job is to feel good in your body. Perceive your physical needs. If your thirsty, drink a glass of water. If you need to pee, go to the toilet. Get out of tight clothes. Put on your comfy panties or, if room temperature allows, get naked.

Thirdly, put on your favorite tune. Wireless headphones or loudspeakers work best, as both hands should be free. Select your power song. The stronger the beat, the more gripping the guitar solo, and the fewer the lyrics, the better. You do not want to start thinking about the words.

Here are my three favorite shaking songs:



Eva Keiffenheim

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