Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Mona Harris, Oct 2017 – June 2019

I have been to several classes with Mona Harris, two 5 day classes and several special topic classes, and will soon attend in even more classes – she will come to Sweden (Uppsala) in the end of October 2017 for a study group, and then she will come back in April/May 2018 for a 5 day class – my plan is to be there for both of those classes! And I hope to see a lot of you at those classes here in Sweden, spring in Sweden is a very pleasant season….
And there will of course be more classes during 2019 than the one posted right now…
Here’s the information about the 5 day class in Sweden:

Course Title: 5-Day Basic Seminar (in English)

Start Date: April 27, 2018 (Friday)

End Date: May 01, 2018 (Tuesday)

Location: UPPSALA, SWEDEN

Description: Organized by Claire Boelhouwers
Phone: (011) +46-18-425046, or (011) +46-733-906259
Email: claire_jsj@hotmail.com
Lilla Ålbo 19, S-74020 Vänge, Sweden

Here are the words about her from the jsjinc.net website:

https://www.jsjinc.net/bio.php?id=27

Mona Harris was born and raised in southern Germany and has been studying Jin Shin Jyutsu since 1992. She has taught regular Self-Help classes since 1997, and begun teach Living The Art in 2004. She is fluent in English, German, and French and utilizes her language skills as a translator for Jin Shin Jyutsu seminars and classes. This unique experience offers her an incredible amount of insight and perspective she brings into her own teachings. Mona was a special education teacher for nine years before she became a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, translator, and teacher.

www.monaharris.de
Instagram: @monajsj

And here’s the link to her classes:

https://www.jsjinc.net/instructor-courses.php?id=27

5 day classes:
Ilanz, Switzerland 21-25 March 2018
Uppsala, Sweden 27 April – 1 May 2018
Düsseldorf, Germany 18-22 May 2018
Saskatoon, SK, Canada 25-29 July 2018
Saarbrucken, Germany 31 Aug-4 Sep 2018
Bayreuth, Germany 19-23 Sep 2018
Postmünster, Germany 19-23 June 2019

and the special topic classes:

Course Title: “All is in the Fingers” in French Language

Start Date: October 14, 2017 (Saturday)

End Date: October 15, 2017 (Sunday)

Location: PLOBSHEIM/STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Description: Organized by Catherine Barlier
Phone: (011) +33-(0)-624-48449
Email: catbarlier1@gmail.com
5 Rue Albert Schweitzer F-67114 Eschau, France

Course Title: Living The Art Seminar (In German)

Start Date: January 26, 2018 (Friday)

End Date: January 28, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: ATTNANG-PUCHHEIM, AUSTRIA

Description: Organized by Manuela Apuchtin
Phone: 0043-699-888-14956, Email: manuela.apuchtin@jsj.at
Habertstraße 8, 4810 Gmunden, Austria
Co-Organizer: Valerian Apuchtin
Phone: 0043-699-888-14956, Email: valerian.apuchtin@jsj.at

Course Title: The Living The Art Seminar (In German)

Start Date: March 09, 2018 (Friday)

End Date: March 11, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: WUPPERTAL, GERMANY

Description: Organized by Christiana Birk-Ziegler
Phone: (011) +49-202-7697750, Fax: (011) +49-202-7697752
Email: Christiana.Birk@gmx.de
Friedhofstr. 4, D-42277 Wuppertal, Germany
Co-Organizer: Barbara Cappelli
Phone: (011) +49-202-703783

Course Title: Special Topic Class (in German)

Start Date: April 14, 2018 (Saturday)

End Date: April 15, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: BAYREUTH, GERMANY

Description: Organized by Barbara Rottman
Phone: (011) +49-(0) 9274 80348
Email: rottmann.barbara@web.de
Dr-Landgraf-Str. 8, D-96142 Hollfeld, Germany
Co-Organizer: Kati Wehrfritz
Phone: 0049 9203 688094
Email: snow.ride@t-online.de

Course Title: Living The Art (In German)

Start Date: October 05, 2018 (Friday)

End Date: October 07, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: SEEON, GERMANY

Description: Organized by Mona Harris
Phone: (011) +49(0)-8667-80-99-14
Email: info@monaharris.de
Eichenweg 4, 83370, Seeon, Germany

Course Title: Special Topic Class “Listening to Pulses, Body Reading” (In German)

Start Date: October 19, 2018 (Friday)

End Date: October 21, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: FREIBURG, GERMANY

Description: Organized by Franziska Kromer
Phone: (011) +49-761-29082480
Email: jsjfreiburg.orga@googlemail.com
Jahnstrasse 4 D-79117 Freiburg, Germany
Co-Organizer: Anne Gerspacher
Phone: +49-7621-5507478

 

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Another finger image, from exquisite healing.com

http://www.exquisitehealing.com/finger-qualities.html

 

Article from Jennifer Bradley: Jin Shin Jyutsu Touch Therapy Relieves Pain and Stress

http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/component/mtree/article/natural-remedies/jin-shin-jyutsu-touch-therapy-relieves-pain-and-stress

Appeared originally as “Hold a Toe, Ease a Pain? Yes!”

It hurts so much to know that someone you love is ill and in pain and yet you are powerless to help. That’s why I was so pleased to learn about a unique hands-on technique that can bring significant comfort to patients—and to caregivers, too.

Called Jin Shin Jyutsu© (pronounced jin shin jit-su), it’s an ancient form of touch therapy that is simple and safe…often provides immediate relief…and can be performed at a basic level by people with no formal training. It’s completely natural and noninvasive, involving only your hands—no pills, potions, side effects or equipment.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an energy healing technique that utilizes the same principles of Eastern medicine as acupressure, except that little or no pressure is applied. It is based on the premise that energy flows through our bodies along certain pathways, and when that energy is blocked, we experience disharmony, including pain. Like jumper cables for a car, Jin Shin Jyutsu sparks the flow of energy to help restore proper functioning.

Exciting new research: A recent pilot study involved 159 cancer patients who ranked their pain, nausea and stress on a scale of zero (no symptoms) to 10 (extremely severe symptoms) before and after receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu therapy. Results: Participants reported an average two-point reduction in pain and nausea and three-point reduction in stress after their first and subsequent Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions. Benefits typically lasted for many hours or days, depending on the individual.

Though this was a preliminary study and has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal, I was intrigued enough to contact study leader Jennifer Bradley, the Jin Shin Jyutsu integrative practitioner at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. She told me that she became interested in Jin Shin Jyutsu when she saw the profound relief it brought to her sister, a breast cancer survivor, while she was receiving chemotherapy. Bradley also used the technique to ease the suffering of her mother-in-law. “I was taught a simple toe hold that helped alleviate the breakthrough pain from a brain tumor up until the very end of her life,” she said.

Bradley’s study focused exclusively on cancer patients, but she said that the principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu can promote balance and healing in everyone, including people who are basically healthy but feel depleted. In fact, Jin Shin Jyutsu is something we all practice unconsciously. For instance, babies suck their thumbs because it’s soothing…people put their hands behind their heads to relax themselves. Jin Shin Jyutsu is simply a way of doing such actions with intention to promote certain beneficial responses.

The technique also provides a means of maintaining a deep connection at the end of life, when a person is no longer able to communicate verbally. Bradley said, “Family members can be taught some simple Jin Shin Jyutsu holds, so they can bond with their loved ones in a profound way during what can often be a difficult transition for everyone.”

What a Professional Practitioner Does. Jin Shin Jyutsu uses 52 energetic points, or safety energy locks, on the body (similar to acupressure points). These energy locks can be thought of as small breaker boxes that keep the energy system in check, like the fuse box in a home, Bradley explained. These points are stimulated in predetermined orders called flows. The specific hand and finger positions the practitioner uses are called holds, though this word applies only in the most passive sense because there is no gripping, grasping or manipulation at all—instead, a very light touch is used.

During the session, the patient lies comfortably on a padded surface, fully clothed except for shoes…watches and jewelry also may be removed from the wrist. First the practitioner places her hands on the patient’s wrists in a technique called pulse listening, to sense the energetic pulse and determine which procedures are needed to promote balance. Then she works her way through various safety energy locks, moving from one to the next as she senses that harmony is being restored.

A session with a professional typically lasts about an hour. The cost is similar the charge for a massage, depending on the location, practitioner and years of experience. Sometimes the service is provided without charge—for instance, the Jin Shin Jyutsu program at Markey Cancer Center is offered free to patients through a grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation. To find a practitioner near you, click here.

Techniques You Can Do for a Loved One. Here are some basic holds Bradley suggested that anyone can do to ease a loved one’s suffering. You can do any or all of them, in any order. Use whichever holds feel good to your loved one—these are what will offer assistance, Bradley said.

The patient may sit in a chair or couch with feet propped up or may lie in bed, whatever is comfortable for her or him. For techniques that involve the toes, the patient’s feet can be bare or in socks. In each case, maintain a gentle hold without squeezing or rubbing for several minutes per position or until you feel a gentle rhythmic pulsation. If possible, do the holds once or more daily—there is no limit on the amount of time or number of times the techniques can be performed. What to do…

To reduce fatigue: Wrap the fingers of your right hand around the patient’s right thumb and the fingers of your left hand around his/her left thumb…hold…then reverse your hands and repeat.

To lessen anxiety: Place one hand under the back of the head just above the neck area. This can be done underneath the pillow if necessary. At the same time, gently wrap the fingers of your other hand around the patient’s fingers, one by one. If it is not possible to hold the back of the head, gently hold the patient’s palm with one of your hands while using your other hand to hold each finger individually. Then repeat for the patient’s other hand.

To ease back pain and trauma (including spinal paralysis) or to relax the body overall: You will use one hand to hold each of the patient’s fingers (one after the other) while at the same time using the other hand to hold each of his/her toes. Going in the following order, hold the patient’s…

• Right pinkie at the same time as the left big toe

• Right ring finger at the same time as the left second toe

• Right middle finger at the same time as the left middle toe

• Right index finger at the same time as the left fourth toe

• Right thumb at the same time as the left pinkie toe.

When finished, repeat the same sequence, holding each left finger at the same time as each right toe. It is also fine to begin with the left fingers/right toes sequence first, followed by the right fingers/left toes sequence.

To help clear anesthesia from the body after surgery: Stand at the end of the bed or sit at either side of the bed. With your palms facing up, place your left palm under the patient’s right calf and your right palm under his/her left calf, gently cradling the legs…hold…then reverse so your right palm cradles the right calf and your left palm cradles the left calf.

To soothe radiation treatment side effects (burning pain, skin sensitivity, skin damage): This can be done any time after treatment. Place the palm of your left hand on or just above the irradiated area, then place your right hand atop the left…hold for 20 minutes, repeating as much as requested.

Easing Your Own Emotional Pain. A basic tenet of Jin Shin Jyutsu is that each finger corresponds to a specific emotion or attitude. So when you feel upset—whether about a loved one’s condition or for any other reason—you can soothe yourself simply by holding the appropriate finger with the opposite hand for several minutes. (You can also teach your loved one to do this for himself.)

First, use your left hand to lightly hold a finger on your right hand, then switch hands. If you feel…

• Worried—hold your thumb.

• Fearful—hold your index finger.

• Angry—hold your middle finger.

• Sad—hold your ring finger

• Insecure or overwhelmed—hold your pinky finger.

Intrigued? For more information, watch Bradley’s video here. Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a substitute for appropriate medical care, good nutrition and rest, Bradley noted. Rather, it is an integrative therapy that can help optimize quality of life for patients and caregivers, whatever the health challenges they face.

Source: Jennifer M. Bradley is the Jin Shin Jyutsu integrative practitioner at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. She has completed more than 475 hours of classroom training in Jin Shin Jyutsu. She also teaches Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help classes and maintains a private practice, Harmony, in Lexington. www.JSJHarmony.com

Jin Shin Jyutsu video with Jennifer Bradley: Opposite fingers/toes + Post surgery harmonizing

JIN SHIN JYUTSU© is the Art of harmonizing the body’s energetic system. Our bodies contain many energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to uncomfortable body symptoms. At the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Kentucky, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners use light touch on specific areas of the body to open the pathways, resulting in deep relaxation and improvements in physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, stress, and nausea.

Through Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we were all born with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves in spirit, mind and body. By utilizing light touch on your own body, side effects from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be improved and a sense of well-being maintained.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is available for all cancer patients at the Markey Cancer Center without charge for the initial five sessions. The Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) program at the Markey Cancer Center is made possible through the generosity of the Lexington Cancer Foundation and individual contributions. To learn more about how you can support this program or to make an appointment, contact Jennifer Bradley at 859-323-1797 or jmbradley@uky.edu.

Video with Graeme Dinnen: Jin Shin Jyutsu Safety Energy Lock #1 and finger holds

Jin Shin Jyutsu videos with Jennifer Bradley, UK Markey Cancer Center

Here’s a collection with some of Jennifer Bradleys Jin Shin Jyutsu videos:

Pain Assistance:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Lymphedema:

Comfort Holds for Loved Ones – Jin Shin Jyutsu:

Introduction to Self-Help – Jin Shin Jyutsu:

Self-Help Basics – Jin Shin Jyutsu:

Using the Fingers to Harmonize Emotions – Jin Shin Jyutsu:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for General Stress:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Sleep:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Nausea:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Constipation & Diarrhea:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Radiation:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Fatigue:

Opposite Fingers and Toes – Jin Shin Jyutsu:

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Post Surgery Harmonizing:

 

JIN SHIN JYUTSU© is the Art of harmonizing the body’s energetic system. Our bodies contain many energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to uncomfortable body symptoms. At the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Kentucky, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners use light touch on specific areas of the body to open the pathways, resulting in deep relaxation and improvements in physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, stress, and nausea.

Through Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we were all born with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves in spirit, mind and body. By utilizing light touch on your own body, side effects from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be improved and a sense of well-being maintained.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is available for all cancer patients at the Markey Cancer Center without charge for the initial five sessions. The Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) program at the Markey Cancer Center is made possible through the generosity of the Lexington Cancer Foundation and individual contributions. To learn more about how you can support this program or to make an appointment, contact Jennifer Bradley at 859-323-1797 or jmbradley@uky.edu.

Recharge Your Body’s Batteries the Easy Way: Jin Shin Jyutsu® (Kathrin Stengel)

Recharge Your Body’s Batteries the Easy Way: Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Jin Shin Jyutsu thumb hold

The power of our hands is no secret to massage therapists. The ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu® takes this knowledge to a new level, offering an easy-yet-sophisticated self-care method that is accessible to everyone, at all times.

According to the philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu, we have 26 points of energetic density on both sides of our body. These points protect us from major energetic breakdowns, and are called safety energy locks. In case our energetic current isn’t in balance—on a physical, mental or emotional level—several of these points will lock, and dis-ease or discomfort will remind us to restore our balance.

The Key to Health and Balance

In Jin Shin Jyutsu, our hands work as jumper cables that enable us to recharge our body, mind and spirit and restore a harmonious flow of energy, which is key to health and balance.

For example, by simply holding your thumb, you can help boost your stomach and spleen energy and harmonize the plethora of symptoms that may occur when those energies are out of balance. Holding your thumb can assist in easing a broad range of issues, including upset stomach, nervousness and exhaustion.

Jin Shin Jyutsu chart

See the photo above for how to perform the thumb hold. Hold your thumb until you can sense a pulsing in it; or, if you don’t feel your pulse easily, hold it for about three minutes.

Once you perform the technique a few times, you will quickly develop an intuitive understanding of how long you need to hold it in order to feel relief. In addition to your thumb, you can perform holds on other fingers.

See the chart on the right for information on which fingers help balance different body parts, or assist in relieving worry, anger, sadness and other negative emotions. Gently holding our fingers addresses physical, mental and emotional concerns, as our fingers are the main entry points to all energetic highways of the body, such as the vertebrae, organs and emotions.

In addition to simple finger holds, Jin Shin Jyutsu also utilizes flows, intricate choreographies for our hands which help us take care of our bodily fuse box. You can learn these more complex practices and adapt them to your self-care routine by taking one of the many continuing education courses available.

For me, my family of five, and thousands of practitioners, Jin Shin Jyutsu has become indispensable, as we can apply it anywhere, anytime. Try it for self-care and tap into the repairing properties of this simple healing art.

Kathrin Stengel, Ph.D.About the Author

Kathrin Stengel, Ph.D., is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, author and philosopher. She co-founded the philosophical studio and publishing house Upper West Side Philosophers Inc. (www.westside-philosophers.com), which recently published the book and card set Health Is in Your Hands: Jin Shin Jyutsu®—Practicing the Art of Self-Healing, by Waltraud Riegger-Krause.

– See more at: https://www.massagemag.com/recharge-your-bodys-batteries-the-easy-way-27160/#sthash.tGSbN3Hq.dpuf

New Jin Shin Jyutsu classes with Mona Harris 2016

Another post about Jin Shin Jyutsu classes – I have had the good fortune to meet Mona Harris several times, have participated in several of her classes, and can recommend her highly.
Here’s a link to all her classes:
https://www.jsjinc.net/instructor-courses.php?id=27
Other than 5 day classes she teaches Living the Art, Mentoring, Now Know Myself.
Other themes for her classes can be:
“TEXTURES”
“TRINITY FLOW (Fatigue Flow)”
“Jin Shin Jyutsu and its Practical Application”
these classes has already happened, here’s her special topic classes in 2016:

Course Title: Living The Art Class (In German)
Start Date: February 06, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: February 08, 2016 (Monday)
Location: SEEON, GERMANY
Organized by Mona Harris
Phone: (011) +49(0)-8667-80-99-14
Email: monaJSJ@t-online.de
Eichenweg 4, 83370, Seeon, Germany

Course Title: “Everything is in Your Fingers” (in German)
Start Date: February 20, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: February 21, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: STUTTGART, GERMANY
Organized by Susanne Bott
Phone: (011) +49-711-6733-1629
Email: jsj-susanne.bott@gmx.net
Buowaltstr. 33, D-70619 Stuttgart, Barden, Wurttemberg, Germany

Course Title: “All is in the Fingers” – Special Topic Class (in French)
Start Date: March 12, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: March 13, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Organized by Sonja J. Müller
Phone: (011) +41-41-622-1623, Cell Phone: (011) +41-79-716-7286
Email: sjmc@bluewin.ch
Seeplatz 1, CH-6374 Buochs, Switzerland

Course Title: Living The Art Class (in German)
Start Date: May 05, 2016 (Thursday) End Date: May 07, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: OLDENBURG, GERMANY
Organized by Martina Kaiser-Kühnemund
Phone: (011) +49-4406-920188, Email: info@martina-jsj.de
Neuenhuntorfer Straße 28, D-27804 Berne, Germany
Co-Organizer: Ute Burrichter
Phone: (011) +49-441-3046343

Course Title: “Pulses-textures-body reading, Jin Shin Jyutsu and its practical application” (in German)
Start Date: June 03, 2016 (Friday) End Date: June 05, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Organized by Eva Hackl
Phone: (011) +43-1-485-8511, Cell Phone: (011) +43-664-427-0640
Email: eva.hackl@jsj.at
Wilhelminenstr. 182/4 A-1160 Wein
Co-Organizer: Johanna Urmoneit
Phone: (011) +43-676-302-5270, Email: johanna.urmoneit@jsj.at
DI.W.HaBlingerstr.3/2, A 2340 Modling bei Wien

Course Title: Fatigue, exhaustion, burn out, How can we prevented it with Jin Shin Jyutsu ? (in English with German translation)
Start Date: July 09, 2016 (Saturday) End Date: July 10, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: MUNICH, GERMANY
Organized by Gabriele Scheiterbauer
Phone: (011) +49-89-895-30567, Email: scheiterbauer.jsj@gmail.com
Bahnstr. 36, D-82131 Stockdorf, Germany

Course Title: Now Know Myself Class (in French)
Start Date: November 23, 2016 (Wednesday) End Date: November 27, 2016 (Sunday)
Location: PARIS, FRANCE
Organized by Catherine Roudeix
Email: organisation@jsj.fr.
Phone: (011) +33-1-46-42-42-64
6 rue Lamartine, F-92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Co-Organizer: Eliane Bakary

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A photo from a class in Uppsala, Sweden, with our Norwegian Jin Shin Jyutsu friends Hanne and Anja, and Mona (to the right)

Jin Shin Jyutsu Global Event from Astrid Kauffmann

http://www.flowsforlife.com/fifth-jin-shin-jyutsu-global-event-to-restore-balance/

Fifth JSJ Global Event to Restore Balance

Image by Astrid Kauffmann

“We come into the world with an exhalation, to clear and empty us, so that we can receive. We never ‘take’ a breath. We ‘receive’ a breath.” – From The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister

On Wednesday, 3 June (3.6) we aim to harmonise all our individual energy functions – and as we do that, we help restore balance to the collective energy as well. The more of us there are, the more we create a rainbow of harmony across the world.

Will you join us for this fifth Global Jin Shin Jyutsu Event to Restore Balance by using the fingers and the breath?

Join us any time that is convenient for you on June 3, 2015, where ever you are in the world:

Summary of Exercise for the Fifth Global Event on June 3

1) Wrap the right hand around the left thumb. Relax the hands. 
Exhale, then inhale comfortably three times as you hold…
Then wrap the right hand around the left index finger and exhale, then inhale 3x
then do the same for the left middle finger, ring finger, little finger and left center of palm. 

2) Wrap the left hand around the right thumb. Relax the hands. 
Exhale/inhale comfortably three times as you hold…
Then wrap the left hand around the right index finger and exhale/inhale 3x
then do the same for the right middle finger, ring finger, little finger and right center of palm. 

When you finish holding all the fingers and palms you will have exhaled/inhaled 36 breaths.

Image by Pam Makie

THE 36 CONSCIOUS DIVINE BREATHS AND HOLDING YOUR FINGERS
as explained by Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner Pam Makie who is based in New York City:

ATTITUDES are the keys to our harmony with the universe. Each Finger, Thumb and Palm are the simple unlocking KEYS to harmonizing attitudes. Anytime you need to harmonize any attitude, lightly hold the entire corresponding finger, thumb, or palm with your opposite hand. For example if you feel worried hold your entire thumb, if you are angry hold your entire middle finger, etc. See the attitude and finger connection in the illustration.

BE THE BREATH. THE 36 CONSCIOUS DIVINE BREATHS (JIN SHIN JYUTSU)

(3+6=9. Number 9 is New Beginning.) As Mary Burmeister said: “In this Breath, I am One of a kind. There can be no competing, comparing, judging, labeling, or being judged.”

Years ago, while teaching a Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Class, I suddenly realized if you hold each finger, thumb and palm for 3 conscious divine breaths each, it adds up to 36. A good way to keep count, and it’s also a new beginning (9)! It becomes a nice little simple but powerful “meditation” for daily use.

So combining this with some of my meditation practices this evolved: 

Sit in a straight back chair such as a dining room or kitchen chair. Take off shoes, and place your feet flat on the floor. Relax. As I remember Mary Burmeister saying, “Drop your shoulders. Be the dropping of the shoulders”. Sit comfortably straight. First concentrate on your feet…see them getting bigger and more “open”, more grounded/connected to the earth. They will begin to feel expanded and warmer. Observe how it feels.

NOW FOR THE DEEP CONSCIOUS breaths. WITH AWARENESS first EXHALE FULLY. Now, keeping the awareness of you feet, INHALE (through your nose) from your solar plexus up completely filling your lungs from the bottom up. On the gentle complete inhale feel the expansion of the hips, pelvic girdle and rib cage. Keep shoulders relaxed. Then EXHALE deeply and completely through your nose. BE AWARE of your breath. BE the EXHALE. Are you exhaling and inhaling completely, are you breathing in/out from all areas of your lungs? To check your breathing at first, it may help to keep your hand on your solar plexus to feel the rise (inhale) and the fall (exhale) of that area. Think of inhaling up the back, and exhaling down the front.

Now you are aware of the basics of breathing CONSCIOUS DIVINE BREATHS. 

To start the 36 breaths use your opposite hand to separately hold the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger, and palm. Count 3 BREATHS while holding each. Now repeat with the other hand. Observe how you feel after. 

Observe the cumulative effect from practicing this daily. As Mary Burmeister said, “Be your own Testimony”.

The Universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu contributed the awareness of the 36 Conscious Divine Breaths, and the attitudes connected with the fingers when we are not in optimal harmony, and to hold these fingers.

Not only are you becoming aware of your breath, you also are harmonizing any attitudes of imbalance.

This is a “complicatedly simple” but very powerful way to help yourself.

When not doing this exercise, you will find yourself breathing “better”. Also, if you are fearful you can simply hold your index finger without utilizing the entire exercise. BE YOUR OWN TESTIMONY. This is an art. You are the artist.

Thanks in advance for practising this exercise with us.

Harmonize the world one set of hands at a time, a day at a time!

Pam Makie, LMT, DIPL. ABT NCCAOM

– See more at: http://www.flowsforlife.com/fifth-jin-shin-jyutsu-global-event-to-restore-balance/#sthash.ktAbsC0r.dpuf

Jin Shin Jyutsu fingers

This image has gone viral for a while now…

http://www.thelifeisamazing.com/this-5-minute-exercise-you-can-do-with-just-your-hands-will-boost-energy-balance-emotions/

The technique is simple, and can be done anywhere:

  • Each finger is connected to different organs and emotions/attitudes. Check the chart and decide whether to focus on one area of trouble or to do a whole body balance.
  • Hold the finger correlating to the emotion you want to calm, or the organ you want to heal for 3-5 minutes while breathing deeply.
  • If you want a total body harmonization you can go through all of the fingers on each hand.

In a study at Markey Cancer Center patients of all stages and types were able to feel positive benefits, including reduced stress and nausea after each of their sessions. Also many patients that were having trouble getting rest reported they had a much easier time falling asleep while holding their thumb.

Maybe this has something to do with why babies tend to find comfort in sucking their thumb, or reason behind flashing people the middle finger to show anger?

Fingrar

Thumb

Emotions/Attitudes: Worry, Depression, Anxiety
Organs: Stomach, Spleen
Physical Symptoms: Stomach aches, headaches, skin problems, nervousness

Index Finger

Emotions/Attitudes: Fear, Mental confusion, Frustration
Organs: Kidney, Bladder
Physical Symptoms: Digestive problems, wrist, elbow, upper arm discomfort, muscle and back aches, teeth/gum issues, and addictions of any kind

Middle Finger

Emotions/Attitudes: Anger, Irritability, Indecisiveness
Organs: Liver, Gall Bladder
Physical Symptoms:Eye/vision problems, fatigue, migraines, frontal headaches, menstrual cramps, circulation problems

Ring Finger

Emotions/Attitudes: Sadness, Fear of Rejection, Grief, Negativity
Organs: Lung, Large Intestine
Physical Symptoms: Digestive problems, respiratory issues (asthma), ringing in ears, deep skin conditions

Little Finger

Emotions/Attitudes: Overdoing it, Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, Judgemental, Nervousness
Organs: Heart, Small Intestine
Physical Symptoms: Bone or nerve problems, heart conditions, blood pressure, sore throat, bloating

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