Burning sensation when I do Jin Shin Jyutsu exercises

Question:

First of all, thank you for sharing the Jin Shin Jyutsu information on your blog. I have been getting burning sensentions (heat) on my hands and feet when doing some of the holds – I would like to know if this is normal or does this mean anything? The second issue is when I do the Main Central holds, I get very uncomfortable and exausted and do not feel like continuing with the holds – Is there anything I can do to fix this. RN

Answer:

Hot / cold hands and feet are a reaction to the energy starting to move through blocks – its a really good sign. As is the exhaustion you feel when doing the exercises. When you begin to do Jin Shin Jyutsu you start releasing years of stuff and this release creates the exhaustion which should go after a while – if you feel uncomfortable at any point when you are doing an exercise I suggest two things: move on to the next hold and if there is no relief then stop the exercise for a few hours or a couple of days and then do it again from where you left off – do a few minutes at a time.

Most importantly, experiment and listen to what your body is telling you. You will notice a change in time. I remember the first Jin Shin Jyutsu class I went to. By day four I had released so much stuff that all I could do was lie on a couch and hope that the information would go in through the pores of my skin! So I feel these are all good signs that the exercises are working – just take it easy and monitor the changes that you experience.