Jin Shin Jyutsu self help holds for left and right sides

In this article, I share simple and effective Jin Shin Jyutsu self help holds to support the left and right side energies of the body (called the Supervisors). The simplicity of these exercises belies their power. A few minutes every day goes a long way to keep our energy working optimally and release tensions on all levels. Great to boost your energy in the morning, and to ‘clean’ the tensions of the day at night.

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Right and Left Sides

This helps with everything!

If there is an effect in the front of the body (like bloating, abdominal cramp and discomfort, etc) then the cause or the tension is in the back. The idea is that we work on the back to clear the front (descending energy).

A simple exercise to clear the front of the left side of the body is the following: place your right hand over your left shoulder and sit on your left hand (so place your left hand on your left sitting bone, palm up against the body).

Do this for at least 20 minutes, and reverse the hands for the right side.

This exercise also helps clear anything ABOVE the waistline. So headaches, shoulder-, upper back-, chest-, and arm tension, for instance.

A lot of issues on the Left Side?

Practice the two exercises shown below working on the BACK and then the FRONT, for the LEFT SIDE.

A lot of issues on the Right Side?

Practice the two exercises shown below working on the BACK and then the FRONT, for the RIGHT side.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu Exercises
Clearing left and right ‘Supervisors’

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Left energy back

Part 1 (left side shown)

Place your right hand over your left shoulder (SEL 11) and
Place your left hand, palm against the body, on the left sit bone (SEL 25)

You can do this standing, lying or sitting (if you sit, make sure you have a nice soft surface otherwise your hand will feel uncomfortable).

This helps abdominal discomforts like cramping, bloating and constipation (the right side is particularly helpful with diarrhea). It also helps with headaches, shoulder tension and chest discomforts. Basically, if there is an issue on the front of the body, or above the waistline, then focus on this part of the exercise.

Part 2 (left side shown)

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu left energy front

Place your right hand over your left shoulder (SEL 11) and
Place your left hand on the left groin (SEL 15)

You can do this exercise standing, lying or sitting.

This helps ease lower back-, pelvic- and leg tension and improves the circulation in the legs and feet. So, if there is an issue on the back of the body or below the waistline, then focus on this part of the exercise.

When and how to exercise?

I find the best time to do these exercises is 20-40 minutes before I get up in the morning, and last thing at night when I go to sleep. But if you don’t have much time, then just do one side! Moreover, if you fall asleep while practicing one of these self help holds, it’ll keep working until your hands fall away. So clever!

Short session:
For the LEFT side – 5 minutes back, 5 minutes front (10 minutes)
For the RIGHT side – 5 minutes back, 5 minutes front (10 minutes)
Total 20 minutes

Long session:
For the LEFT side – 10 minutes back, 10 minutes front (20 minutes)
For the RIGHT side – 10 minutes back, 10 minutes front (20 minutes)
Total 40 minutes

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See also: Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help for Colds and Flu