A special body energy for the deep skin
This is Jin Shin Jyutsu: a magic exercise hold for a facelift!
Because this self help hold regenerates the deep skin, it helps the whole body as well.
When you practice this hold you tap into a special body energy that also helps regulate the temperature in your body. Moreover, it relaxes the muscles in the body and as I said, it circulates to clean, purify, and regenerate the deep skin.
All you have to ‘do’ is palm the backs of your calf muscles on the lower legs daily for a magic effect.
I have a friend who practices this hold every morning because she wakes up feeling a bit tight and stiff . She was delighted when I said to her: “No wonder you look so vibrant and so much younger than your age.”
Hold 20 minutes every day for two weeks, and you might find that your friends start wondering what you’ve been doing because you look so good.
Ouch! Hold to relieve Sunburn
A few years ago, I went to the beach on a sunny day. I came home and realised I was quite sunburnt. My skin felt tight and very uncomfortable. I decided to put this exercise to the test.
Instead of getting lots of lotions to put on my skin, I practised the Jin Shin Jyutsu self help exercise below.
I was amazed that, just after a few minutes, all the discomfort just melted away. There’s no other way to describe it. Also, the redness and heat dissipated, and I didn’t peel. It was quite extraordinary.
Hot hot hot! Hold to Cool the Body
This Jin Shin Jyutsu exercise is also great if your body gets really hot. Because this special energy travels up and down the whole body, it helps cool it. So we all have a natural built-in air-conditioning system. It’s so clever.
Jin Shin Jyutsu for a Facelift
For the left side of the body:
Cross your arms.
Place the palm of your RIGHT hand (with fingers pointing down towards your feet) on the LEFT calf (the fleshy part at the back of the leg below the knee). At the same time, place the palm of the LEFT hand on the RIGHT calf. (see image above).
For the right side of the body:
Uncross your arms.
Place your RIGHT hand on the RIGHT calf muscle. At the same time, place the LEFT hand on the LEFT calf muscle. Fingers are still pointing down.
Note: if you find it difficult to hold this position for a while, try lying on your side. Or just shorten the sessions but do them more often. The time I share with you is a guide. However, the more you do, the more effective this exercise will be.
Another way to practice this exercise:
Place right hand, palm on left calf muscle so fingers point down towards the foot and
place the left hand on left thigh so fingers point to the knee (shown above).
For the other side,
Place left hand, palm on right calf muscle so fingers point down towards the foot and
place the right hand on right thigh so fingers point to the knee.
Simple and effective. But don’t take my word for it. As Mary Burmeister says: “Be your own testimony.”
This self help hold works for the whole body!
Use this Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold for:
Scars (external and internal)
When skin is loose after weight loss
Excessive body hair
Note on Left and Right sides:
Personally, I always just practice the side that feels the most comfortable at the time. In my experience, whichever side you choose helps the whole body.
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