Jin Shin Jyutsu Little Fingers and Big Toes

Ever hold your little fingers? You might be surprised at how good it makes you feel. So easy and effective you can do this exercise any time of the day – works while you sleep too! 

In energy speak, little fingers and big toes are great harmonisers for the whole being.

Holding Little Fingers and Big Toes helps with so many issues including: ‘heart discomforts, heart palpitations, and chest congestion. It also helps clear the vascular, nervous, muscular and skeletal energy circulatory systems. Helps clear head discomforts and bloat problems including swollen ankles.’

You can do the exercises below at any time as self help. A few minutes each day is a good place to start, or until you feel relief from symptoms.Remember that the effect of holding often is cumulative, so the more you hold, the quicker the positive effects.

Holding little finger also helps dissipate a sore throat, so at the first sign of it, hold either little finger. Quick self help hold for heart palpitations and heart discomforts: hold left little finger.

So the Exercises:
Hold LEFT LITTLE FINGER with Right Hand then, after a few minutes,
Hold the BIG TOES (hold left big toe with left hand, and hold right big toe with right hand) then, after a few minutes,
Hold RIGHT LITTLE FINGER with Left Hand then, after a few minutes
Hold the BIG TOES again (hold left big toe with left hand, and hold right big toe with right hand).

Note: if you find it difficult to hold your big toes, then you can use this variation: after holding little finger, place your hands in your groins (left hand on left groin and right hand on right groin – (‘the 15s’ they wash our hearts with laughter).

If you’d like to know more about this approach to self help or if you’d like to book a Jin Shin Jyutsu session, then contact Astrid at astrid(at)flowsforlife(dot).com – see more about Astrid here

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help for Anxiety

Anxiety and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) are a big part of our lives. Managing our anxieties and fears goes a long way to managing stress in our lives and in our bodies.

A very simple way to manage anxiety is to hold the index finger. Not only does it calm anxieties and nervousness, but it helps the following:

* Teeth and gums
* Backaches
* Digestion, constipation
* Self criticism, shyness
* Muscle tension
* Kidney and bladder energy
* the stress of standing for many hours
* anything to do with the element of water (colour blue)


There is nothing to fear but Fear itself.

Self help holds for Fast Stress Relief

Stress. We all have to deal with stresses every day, which impair the stability and balance of bodily functions. A little stress is good (gives us a little kick to get us going) but a lot of stress, or even worse, long term stress can cause tension on all levels: the physical, mental and emotional.

These self help holds that I talk about in Flows for Life, and based on the Ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, help relieve the tensions of stress. It’s about managing stresses that cause long term discomforts and pains. Anxiety, worry, fatigue, and a compromised immune system are just some of the effects of our modern day stresses that can lead to big label illnesses and conditions over a period of time.

The list of stress symptoms is vast and there is a hold, or Jin Shin Jyutsu exercise to help alleviate each one of them. At this point, a good all around de- stressing exercise is the Main Central Source of Life

Pay special attention to the position where the right hand is on the top of the head and the left fingers are placed between the breasts on the sternum. This position deepens the breathing – and encourages the exhale breath to ‘clean dirt, dust, grease and grime’ as Mary Burmeister used to say.

Self Help for YOUR NERVES

Some days are just thrown at us to test us. Some days one just feels overwhelmed. There is so much going on and the mind just can’t keep up with all the thoughts, worries, anxieties, and nags. However! DO NOT DESPAIR. There is a way to get out of your head and take back control of your runaway mind and life!

For those of you who have done a Jin Shin Jyutsu course, work with the 20, 21, 22 Flow of Text 1 on page 32 (work on the right side first).

The self-help holds TO GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD in layman’s terms are: left hand on left neck (energy site number 12) and right hand on right forehead (energy site number 20), then move right hand to right cheek (energy site number 21) then move the right hand to the right clavicle (energy site number 22).

The Stomach Flow, and Spleen Flows are also helpful (Mary also includes these two flows in her self-help book 1 and they are also outlined towards the back of The Touch of Healing under General Daily Sequences). See the link to the Spleen Flow exercise here: Self help stuff that works and the first two steps of SELF HELP FOR YOUR NERVES stomach flow (right energy pattern): Place your left fingers on the right cheekbone  and your right fingers on the right center of collar bone. After a few minutes, move right hand to left base of rib cage . Reverse the hands for the left energy pattern.

Right, I’m off to do some of these lovely holds.