The good news on how to lift depression
It’s natural to feel fear sometimes. That is part of our human ‘beingness’.
However, when we become STUCK in FEAR it it can give way to deeper issues such as depression, despair and powerlessness.
The good news is that there are some simple Jin Shin Jyutsu exercises to harmonise fear and lift depression.
However, you don’t need to be in a state of depression to feel the benefits, as this helps everything, on all levels!
Jin Shin Jyutsu exercises to lift depression
Hold the Center of the Palm
Working with the center of the palm harmonizes our whole being on a physical, mental, emotional and soul level, and so it also helps to lift despondency or depression and along with it, fatigue.
Just place the left fingers in the center of the right palm or vice versa. I like to place the left fingers in the right palm and the right fingers in the left palm at the same time.
Hold the Index Finger
If you suffer from fear and anxiety, then holding the index finger can be really helpful. The Attitude of FEAR relates to the energies of the index finger. FEAR cuts us off from our FLOW. When we are in the flow, we are in harmony – there are no blockages which can cause an array of medical conditions.
When we don’t let go, we don’t allow the flow. The opposite of fear is flow. Holding index fingers gets you back in the flow.
Furthermore Mary Burmeister says: “The index fingers, when not in harmony, are the source of all LACKS.
LACK of: perception, balance of thinking, energy, health, and all material things, begin to cause FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real).”
I find Mary’s words so profound. Believe me, I am constantly in awe of these words as I experience the POWER of holding my index fingers.
Marvellous self help
Holding the index finger is a rather marvellous self help exercise. It is simple but so dynamic.
Add the Ring Toe (4th Toe)
But there is more good news! In Day 3 of the Self help Classes, we learn that fingers and toes are connected. So we can use fingers and toes together to help us in very dynamic ways!
Holding the Ring Toes by themselves helps the following energy functions: liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, diaphragm.
Dynamic Duo: Index Fingers and Ring Toes
Holding the Index Fingers and Ring Toes helps all the circulatory functions in the body helping the FLOW. Do this exercise regularly (every day) to harmonise FEAR and lift the feeling of depression.
Wrap your right hand around the left index finger
Hold for 5-10 minutes or more, then
With your left hand hold the left ring toe (with position of the feet in image, place thumb on the top and rest of fingers on the bottom side of toe)
Hold for 5-10 minutes or more
(if you can reach both left and right ring toes, then hold both toes; left with left hand and right with right hand)
Wrap your left hand around the right index finger
With your right hand hold the right ring toe
(if you can reach both left and right ring toes, hold both toes; right with right hand and left with left hand)
Note: If you can, lie on your back and cross your legs so you can grab your ring toes more easily. If you find grabbing the ring toes difficult in whatever position, then get someone else to hold your ring toes for you while you hold your index fingers. Maybe you can bribe your children or grandchildren to do this for you...
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