You may have experienced moments where flipping someone the middle finger would’ve been so satisfying. Even if that isn’t your usual demeanor, there are moments when emotions erupt, and you yearn to feel vindicated.
Traffic, for instance, seems to bring the worst out of people because depending on the time of day, urgency or fatigue creates a lack of patience. A foul move from another driver can really drive you up the wall.
What if you could use your middle finger in a unique manner to help you release that anger? The ancient technique of Jin Shin Jyutsu allows you to release or alleviate a variety of emotions by stimulating acupressure points. We will be focusing on the hand practice which can be used discreetly in diverse situations.
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu translates to “the art of the creator through the compassionate man.” It is an ancient practice that was rediscovered by Japanese healer and philosopher, Master Jiro Murai early in the 20th Century.
A personal search for self-healing led Murai to Jin Shin Jyutsu. His days as a competitive eater in his youth proved detrimental to his health. Murai’s condition was diagnosed as an incurable and terminal at the age of 26.
This prognosis prompted him to seek healing, which ultimately led him to Jin Shin Jyutsu. Jin Shin Jyutsu had been passed down through oral tradition for centuries, yet virtually disappeared from knowledge until it’s rediscovery by Murai.
Mary Burmeister, a Japanese American, became his student in the 1950s and is responsible for bringing the practice to the United States.
According to experts, all the energy systems in the body are regenerated by Jin Shin Jyutsu. It brings about mental, physical, and spiritual balance.
How to Use Jin Shin Jyutsu Hand Practice?
In the moment: Choose the area on which you would like to work. Lightly hold the corresponding finger or gently touch the center of the palm until you feel a shift. You can do this anytime you think of it or have your hands free.
Full practice: Start with holding the thumb on the right hand. Inhale, then exhale to a count of one. Continue inhaling, then exhaling until you count to three. Then hold the thumb on the left hand and repeat the process. Proceed with this process on all the remaining fingers and the center of the palms.
Secret: Doing Jin Shin Jyutsu without any distractions will put you in a meditative state. Some have compared it to doing an hour of meditation.
What I Discovered: You can use Jin Shin Jyutsu for past memories that still have an emotional charge. Just hold the finger corresponding with the emotion related to the memory. Are you still sad about XYZ? Hold the ring finger and think of XYZ. You should feel a release.
You may need to this a few times to get full relief. I would do the full hand process because there’s often more than one emotion tied to a memory. Try It!
Also, if you have trouble falling asleep, either because you’re too wired or because of stress, go through the process, and you’ll be lulled to sleep before you know it.
A light-hearted way to remember which emotion is connected to each finger is the mnemonic “Wild Flowers Ask Silly Things,” which stand for Worry, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Trying too hard.
~*~*~*~I BELIEVE in you! It has always been possible. Connect with the power within.~*~*~*~ ~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~
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