Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Holds for Constipation

A common project or problem that a lot of us face at some time or other, especially if we travel long distances, our system is upset, our diet changes, we don’t eat the right foods – whatever – is constipation!

A note here: very important to prevent constipation is to make sure our system is hydrated at all times. In winter months it’s very easy to forget to drink water. Remember, if you feel thirsty, then your system is in crisis – yes, it is!

So for those annoying times, all you need to do is the following Jin Shin Jyutsu exercise to clear the left descending energy down the front of the body – Mary used to call it the Lifestyle Flow:

Place your right hand at the base of your head on the left side of the occipital bone. At the same time, place your left hand/fingers on your left sitting bone with the palm up (I find that easier than palm down, but do whatever is comfortable for you)

Hold for a few minutes, or as long as you feel like!
You can sit or lie for this exercise

After a few minutes, move the right hand down to the neck on the left side, hold for a few minutes, then move the right hand to the left crook where the shoulder and neck meet.

There is also an energy site on the outside of the left knee which you can hold to ease constipation (the right knee energy site is to ease diarrhea).