The Story of Jin Shin Jyutsu – Master Jiro Murai
Jin Shin Jyutsu is as old as mankind. This universal art is based upon our own natural, innate ability to harmonize and heal ourselves.
In ancient times, the knowledge and KEYS of Jin Shin Jyutsu were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Over time, this awareness was all but lost and forgotten. That is, until a man by the name of Jiro Murai rediscovered it.
Jiro Murai was born in Japan in 1886 and came from a family of doctors. As the second son, he was allowed to pursue whatever career he wished, so he tried out various things.
He also had a rather ruthless streak. Jiro Murai would enter popular eating competitions and win which led to his being pronounced terminally ill by the age of 26 (a very KEY number in Jin Shin Jyutsu).
As nobody could help him, he requested to be taken to the family log cabin up in the mountains and be left alone for seven days.
There he meditated, fasted and practiced various ‘mudras’ or finger positions.
Over this period he passed in and out of consciousness. His body went freezing cold and then blazing hot. After that, he experienced a great sense of calm and to his surprise he was healed.
He gave thanks and pledged that he would dedicate his life to the study of healing and to the study of what he called Jin Shin Jyutsu. At the time it simply meant: Art of Happiness, the Art of Longevity.
The Art evolved into the Art of Benevolence and finally has become known to us as The Art of the Creator through the Man of Knowing and Compassion.
Want to learn Jin Shin Jyutsu from the beginning?
I run regular Jin Shin Jyutsu online courses. (see ‘Skills for Life’ Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)