Self Help to Beat Fatigue and the Heat

Fatigue colours our world and affects how we feel, and Jin Shin Jyutsu is one of the most powerful ways to overcome fatigue.

Time after time, I have tried and tested these holds and it is absolutely amazing how my whole world can change in 20 minutes – purely because I have been able to energise myself. And if I can, you can too with this simple exercise.

The Spleen energy governs our energy levels and this exercise is very powerful for vitality and calm (one needs energy to stay calm, believe it or not!) – 20 minutes minimum every day.

The Spleen is the biggest lymphatic organ in the body and if kept happy, helps all the other organs.

In Jin Shin Jyutsu, a sequence of HOLDS is referred to as a FLOW. The following self-help flow can be used to revitalise and re-energise the whole system, and to be ‘happy and content where ever you are’. Use it to regulate the body’s temperature (to warm the body when it’s cold, to cool the body when it’s hot), and to balance the nervous system (to calm).

Hold each step for a few minutes or until you feel you want to move to the next position. Tip: put on a chill out CD and when the track changes, move the hands to the next position… The music can add a wonderful dimension to the session…

(Right energy pattern)
Step 1
Place Left hand on base of spine (coccyx)
Place Right hand on right inside of heel
Step 2
Move Right hand and place on left base of rib cage and hold
Step 3
Move Left hand and place on right above breast area
Step 4
Move Left hand and place on left center of collar bone

So to summarise: the Spleen flow helps beat fatigue, insomnia, headaches, anxiety and much more. It stimulates the immune system, helps the digestive system, helps regulate our body temperature (you can use it to warm and to cool the body – isn’t that great?) – this flow also helps the skin, helps beat the attitude of WORRY and well, it’s just a great general all round wonder flow – use it with HUMILITY AND GRATITUDE!

Jin Shin Jyutsu to Warm the Body

While many of us are using Jin Shin Jyutsu self help holds to COOL the body this summer, there are others in the Southern hemisphere who are trying to WARM the body.

For those of you who are going into winter and want to stay warm, here are some Jin Shin Jyutsu tips:

1. To warm the body (or to cool the body) have a look at this older post Spleen Flow

2. The Mediator Flow is great to regulate the temperature in the body (KEY: energy site number 23 in the small of the back left and right side)

3. Safety Energy Lock 8 (on the outside of the knees) – left side see the Safety Energy Locks Chart

4. Hold the little finger – helps the FIRE energy in the body

I heard Jed Schwartz say in one of the Jin Shin Jyutsu 5 Day Basic Seminars, that Master Jiro Murai only ever wore a wool tunic – whether it was 10 or 90 degrees. He would use Jin Shin Jyutsu holds to regulate his body temperature. Isn’t that cool?