Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
One of the blessings of Jin Shin Jyutsu is that we each can take part in our own healing without the constant need of a practitioner. After each session, the client is taught self-help flows meeting their specific needs at that time.
By making Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help a daily practice, we not only enhance the benefits from sessions with a practitioner but increase the well-being of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul.
In doing so, we "train" our body to respond favorably to attitudes that may occur rather than react in a way that does not serve our spirit, mind, or body.
As awareness increases, so too does the ability to aid in healing ourselves when disharmony arises.
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“Infinite intelligence is within my self." --Mary Burmeister
Holding Your Fingers
A simple yet profound self-help flow is to hold your fingers. Simple in that you wrap the fingers of one hand onto the finger of the opposite hand (see illustration above). Profound in that so many of the energy pathways of Jin Shin Jyutsu go thru the fingers that holding them helps to harmonize the entire body. There is no pressure when holding your fingers. It's a gentle hold to allow the energy to flow easily.
Lightly hold each finger one at a time. Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help works whether you are sitting quietly, watching TV, moving, listening or talking. There is however, an added benefit in simply holding the fingers without distractions. You can begin with either the left or right thumb.
Exhale and inhale for 36 breaths for each finger or hold for (3-5 minutes). Do each finger on one hand, then each finger on the other hand. Follow the fingers with holding each palm.
If you are dealing with a particular attitude (see details below), you can hold the appropriate finger until you experience a shift, or for up to 20 minutes.
Each finger represents an attitude. It is when these attitudes arise that we create disharmony or energy blockages. When we have these attitudes, we are not present and energy can not follow its intended pathway.
Let's look at each finger individually:
The thumb represents the attitude of worry.
Some benefits: relieves mild depression, hate, obsession, anxiety, physical fatigue, digestive discomforts and helps breathing.
The index finger represents the attitude of fear (False Evidence Appearing Real).
Some benefits: reduces shyness, mental confusion, depression, perfectionism, criticism, frustration, digestive issues, elimination, wrist/elbow/upper arm discomforts and backaches.
The middle finger represents the attitude of anger.
Some benefits: reduces feelings of cowardliness, irritability, indecisiveness, instability, feeling overly emotional, general fatigue, eye issues, forehead discomforts, migraines and helps with focus/alertness.
The ring finger represents the attitude of grief/sadness.
Some benefits: reduces negative feelings, excess mucus, ear discomforts, digestive upset, improves breathing, and common sense.
The little finger represents the attitude of trying to/pretense. (laughing on the outside, crying on the inside)
Some benefits: reduces feelings of insecurity, confusion, calms nerves, and bloating.
The palm represents overall well-being and our connection to source. Don't leave out the palms!
A daily practice of the Finger Holds helps condition your body to respond more quickly when there is an acute attitude that needs to be addressed.
Practice it for 7 days in a row and notice what changes for you. I'd love to hear your results!
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