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its the Art of releasing tensions which are the causes for various
symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed
life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked,
this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. This blockage or
stagnation will not only disrupt the local area but will continue and eventually
1disharmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow.

Through Jin Shin Jyutsu our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we
are endowed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves (in rhythm
with the universe) physically, mentally and spiritually.

This practice is a disarmingly simple style of acupressure. It works with a set

of 26 points (called Safety Energy Locks or SELs) along energy pathways.
When a pathway becomes blocked, energy stagnates. This initially affects the
local area of stagnation, but has the potential to create imbalance along the
entire pathway. The 26 Energy Locks are the locations on the body where
energy tends to become stuck. (Acupressurists and acupuncturists, by
comparison, learn over 300 points.)

A Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner uses both hands (referred to as jumper cables)
to hold a combination of SELs. The very simplicity and gentleness of the
process allow clients to relax and receive the work. As the SELs release and
balance is restored, the client experiences physical, mental, and spiritual

Jin Shin Jyutsu is actually an ancient healing practice. Master Jiro Murai, a
Japanese healer and philosopher, rediscovered it in the early 20th century.
Murai was led to Jin Shin Jyutsu in response to his own health problems. In his
youth he was known for his reckless, overindulgent nature, entering (and
winning!) contests that involved consuming immense quantities of food and
drink. At the age of 26, he became seriously ill and doctors diagnosed his
condition as incurable and terminal.

Murai asked to be left alone in his familys mountain cabin. As he passed in

and out of consciousness, he had visions of spiritual masters using hand
mudras, which he began to practice on himself. On the seventh day he
underwent an intense healing experience. He vowed to devote his life to
discovering the connection between the hand mudras and his dramatic
recovery. (See The Jin Shin Jyutsu finger mudras.)

It is said that Jin Shin Jyutsu is as good as meditating.


SHIN JYUTSU =) *** 10 finger hold
& centre palm hold
Published on Feb 2, 2017


*** 10 finger hold & centre palm hold
* 2 MIN. - 30 MIN. EACH HOLD or until you give automatic
sigh or until you feel the whole finfer pulse.

1. Hold your THUMB for a few minutes with your other hand
to eliminate WORRY and DEPRESSION.

also helps with: digestion, stress, tension in head, shoulders

and lungs.

2. Hold your INDEX FINGER to eliminate FEAR and SELF-

also helps with: jaw, teeth, gums, constipation/digestion,
bursitis/tennis elbow, backaches.

3. Hold your MIDDLE FINGER to eliminate ANGER and


also helps with: general fatique, eyes/vision, nursing

mothers, headache in front of head, indecision.

4. Hold your RING FINGER to eliminate SADNESS and GRIEF.

also helps with: respiratory functions incl. asthma, skin

conditions, ringing in the ear, excessive mucus, negative

5. Hold your LITTLE FINGER to eliminate ANXIETY.

also helps with: heart conditions, bloating.

The more often you hold a finger, the more effective it will
be. ;)

6. Hold your CENTER OF PALM with 4 fingers; also do other

palm, or Prayer-hold as an alternative, 2
min. to 30 min. the longer the better, [ or untill you
automaticly sigh or your fingers pulse ].
worry, fear, anger, sorrow and sadness, pretence, efforting
and trying to make things work. Also Restores bliss,
happiness and harmonises relationships and energises the
body and heart.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu finger

August 27, 2014 Jan


The Jin Shin Jyutsu practice of holding the fingers is not only quite powerful,
but holds a special place in the history of Jin Shin Jyutsu. As Ive described
before (What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu?), Master Jiro Murai was a Japanese healer and
philosopher who rediscovered the ancient healing practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu
in the early 20th century. He was led to this practice when he suffered from
health problems. As a young man, his behavior was often reckless and
overindulgent. He not only entered eating and drinking contents that involved
consuming immense quantities of food and drink, but he would win them! By
the time he was 26, he became seriously ill. Medical doctors considered his
condition incurable and terminal.

Facing this serious diagnosis, Murai asked to be left alone in a mountain cabin
that belonged to his family. He was carried there on a stretcher. He wanted to
be left in solitude for seven days and told his family to return on the eighth

As he meditated and passed in and out of consciousness during that week, he

had visions of spiritual masters using hand mudras. He began to practice
these mudras on himself. On the seventh day he underwent an intense
healing experience, passing from extreme cold to extreme heat.

mary-burmeister-jin-shin-jyutsuMary Burmeister, who studied with Master

Murai and brought his teachings from Japan to the rest of the world, describes
this experience as follows:
Each day passed on to the next, becoming conscious and unconscious,
with his physical body experiencing loss of heat each day. Then on the
seventh day he experienced a feeling of being lifted out of the deep-freeze
and thrown into a furnace of fire. When this tremendous heat subsided, he
felt no more discomforts. It was like after the passing of a terrible storm. The
quiet, the calm, the peace encompassed his whole being. To his amazement
and disbelief, he was completely healed.

In response to his healing experience, Master Murai vowed to devote his life
to discovering the connection between the hand mudras and his dramatic
recovery. He did precisely that and, as a result, we have the healing art of Jin
Shin Jyutsu.

How to hold the finger mudras. Their benefits and

In the diagrams, you can distinguish between the back of the hand and the
palm side of the hand by the fingernails: if you can see fingernails, thats the
back; if you cant, thats the palm.

Remember to keep your hands, arms, and shoulders

as relaxed as possible while holding the finger

1. Exhaling the Burdens and Blockages (palm side of middle

Lightly place the whole length of the palm side of your right thumb along the
entire length of the palm side of your left middle finger. Wrap the rest of your
right fingers around the left middle finger. (Reverse for right middle finger.)

Benefits: Releases generalized tension and stress from head to toe. Helps the
exhale so we can empty ourselves of the causes of harmful stagnation and
blockages of energy.

Use for: Cant see too well. Difficult to exhale. Frustrated. Tired all the time.
Trouble making decisions. Procrastinate.

2. Inhaling the Abundance (back of middle finger)

Lightly place the whole length of the palm side of your right thumb along the
entire length of the back of left middle finger. Gently wrap the rest of your
right fingers around the left middle finger. (Reverse for right middle finger.)

Benefits: Makes it easier to inhale the Breath of Life our source of

abundance (prenatal and postnatal Chi).

Use for: Cant take a deep breath. Hard of hearing. Feet bothering you. Not as
alert as usual. Eyes bothering you.

3. Calming and Revitalizing (palm side of little and ring

Place the palm side of your right thumb across the palm side of your left little
and ring fingers. Wrap the rest of your right fingers around the left little and
ring fingers. (Reverse for right fingers.)

Benefits: Calms the body, releases nervous tension and stress, revitalizes all
the organ functions.

Use for: Nervousness. Worry about the heart. If get out of breath when
walking. Always trying-to. Depressed/never have any fun.

4. Releasing General Daily Fatigue (thumb, index, middle)

Place the palm side of your right thumb across the back of your left thumb,
index and middle fingers. Wrap the rest of your right fingers around the left
thumb, index and middle fingers. (Reverse for right thumb and fingers.)

Benefits: Releases fatigue, tension and stress that builds up during the course
of the day. Helps release worry, fear, and anger.

Use for: I get so tired. Feel insecure about everything (finances, work,
relationships). Beginning to feel and look old. Get irritated and angry over
nothing. Worry about everything.

5. Total Revitalization (thumb sandwich)

Make a circle with right middle finger and thumb (palm side of thumb covers
middle fingernail). Next, slip your left thumb between your right thumb and
right middle finger (the palm side of the left thumb will now cover the right
middle fingernail). Note that all three nails are facing in the same direction. I
call this the thumb sandwich. You can think of the right middle finger and
thumb as two slices of bread into which you insert your left thumb as the
filling. (Reverse for right thumb.)

Benefits: Revitalizes all the bodily functions. Releases the blockages

responsible for daily fatigue.

Use for: Always have uneasy feeling. Nothing seems wrong, but get tired all
the time. Problems with complexion. Temperamental. Uncontrollable craving
for sweets.

6. Breathing Easily (ring fingernail to thumb)

Cover your ring fingernails with the palm side of your thumb on both the left
and right hands.

Benefits: Strengthens the respiratory function. Helps balance ear projects.

Use while walking, jogging, exercising helps you breathe more easily. Use
when flying, high altitudes (for the ears).

Use for: Bad skin conditions. Feel rejected and unloved and tear up easily.
Feel clumsy and all thumbs. Lost common sense. Ears bothering you.

7. Exhaling Dirt, Dust, and Greasy Grime (steeple with

middle fingers)
Interlock your fingers. Extend your left and right middle fingers, and adjust
your hands so that the palm sides of the middle fingers are touching each

Benefits: Releases general daily tension and stress from head, lungs,
digestive functions, abdomen, and legs. Strengthens the exhale.

Use for: Harmonizing the total mind/body.

8. Inhaling the Purified Breath of Life (touch middle

Touch left and right middle fingernails together.

Benefits: Releases tension in the back, promotes overall feeling of well being.
Strengthens ability to inhale and receive the purified breath of life.

Use for: Harmonizing the total mind/body.

How to use the finger mudras

You may find something listed under the benefits and uses that attracts you
to a particular mudra. The thumb sandwich, for example, is popular for
reducing food cravings. You may hold one of the finger mudras (on one or
both hands for mudras one through five) at any time during the day for any
length of time.

Mary Burmeister taught that if you find one of the finger mudras more
comfortable than the others, thats an indication that your body needs to hold
that particular mudra. Continue to favor this mudra until you find that a
different one is the most comfortable.

The complete practice of holding the finger mudras includes holding all eight
finger positions. As you hold each mudra position, take two slow, relaxed
breaths, then continue to the next position. When you finish, there is one
more thing to do. The mudras are meant to be practiced for a total of 36
breaths. The eight mudra positions take 26 breaths. So when you finish the
eighth mudra, remain in a relaxed, meditative state as you take ten more

Mary Burmeister recommended that you fold your two hands together as you
do the final 10 breaths. But she also said: There are no rules and
regulations. I like to touch each finger, one for each of the ten breaths. That
way I dont have to use my mind to count, but can remain in a kinesthetic
(bodily) state of mind.

Remembering the finger mudras sequence and a video

It may take you a little while to remember the sequence of finger mudras. As
I mentioned in connection with the extended sequence of holding the fingers,
think of learning to hold the sequence of finger mudras the way you would
learn a sequence of dance steps. Its something you learn with your body
more than your mind. Once youve learned the mudras, youll find that your
ability to remember the sequence is quite satisfying for me it feels like
remembering how to play a piece of piano music from memory.

Everyone learns differently, however. Some of us are more oriented towards

the visual or the auditory than the kinesthetic. Heres a video that you may
find helpful. Its by Mea Hutchinson, a Jin Shin Jyutsu teacher in British
Columbia. The first 2:22 minutes are an introduction to the finger mudras.
Once youre familiar with the introduction, you can watch the rest of the
video repeatedly to help you remember the sequence.