Very often, simple exercises are really effective. Such is the case as with this Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold to relieve emotional upset. It is definitely one of my favourites!

Simple Exercise to Restore Calm

I practise this whenever I feel emotionally upset or stressed and I need to calm down:

I cross my arms and hold my upper arms. That’s it!

Just wrap the right hand/fingers over the left upper arm, and wrap the left hand/fingers over the right upper arm.

Sitting comfortably (if you can), close your eyes. Hold your upper arms. Wait until you feel the tension melting away and you get a feeling of relief. Practise this until you feel that a sense of calm. Usually, five to ten minutes should do the trick.

All you need is a bit of privacy and a few minutes to restore peace and perspective…Try it out.

It does so much else as well…

This simple Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold does so much else.

When our respiratory function needs support, this will help as it clears chest congestion.

This self help hold brings abundance (breath) into the lungs.

It also helps balance blood pressure and releases tension in the upper back back, neck, shoulder, knee and hip. It helps balance the left side of the body with the right side. The result? A sense of general wellbeing!

How long to hold if there is a particular problem or ‘project’? I usually suggest 20 – 30 minutes minimum. Just sit quietly and comfortably, close your eyes, put on some background music and get into position. Relax your hands and hold.

One of my experiences

I remember the magic of this self help hold when, many years ago, I was standing at a train station and my back suddenly started ‘complaining’.

Still standing, I grabbed my upper arms and waited. After a couple of minutes, I felt a sizzling feeling down my back and the tension was GONE!

I happily boarded the train without further ado and forgot about the whole incident, until I remembered it again when I was teaching a self help class.

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