Jin Shin Jyutsu physio-philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900’s by Master Jiro Murai in Japan.
After clearing himself of a life-threatening illness, Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of Jin Shin Jyutsu, gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources, including the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things). The resulting knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu was then given to Mary Burmeister, who brought it to the United States in the 1950’s.
Mary Burmeister began teaching the Art to others in the early 1960’s, and today there are thousands of students throughout the United States and around the world.
Text courtesy of Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Inc.
Years ago, when I went on one of the 5-day Jin Shin Jyutsu seminars, one of the instructors told this (true, documented) story. This is my condensed version.
‘A man who lived (in Asia) died at the ripe age of 150. When an autopsy was done on him, they discovered that his body was full of tumours and disease.
The doctors wondered how this man had been able to live for so long. However, further investigation into his life revealed that he was a profoundly HAPPY guy.’
I often reflect on this story.
Mary Burmeister says:
‘Happiness is an indication of our Harmony.’
The keys to our health and harmony are in the breath and the hands. The breath is the basic expression of our life energy. When we apply Jin Shin Jyutsu, we help clear the energy pathways in the body and harmonise the breath – simply, without effort.
We can apply self help Jin Shin Jyutsu by holding a finger (or ten!). Our hands are our harmonisers – and they are always with us.
‘Exhale to unload dirt, dust, grease and grime.’
‘Inhale to receive an abundance of pure, fresh energy.’