Jin Shin Jyutsu For Stiff Neck & Shoulder Pain, Eyes, Detoxification, Arthritis & More + Free 21- Day Perfect Health Series

 

Oh, I’m so excited to give this new (to me) Jin Shin Jyutsu hold/flow a try. Like the other ones I’ve posted about here, it’s simple, easy to do and helps with multiple things (eyes, neck & shoulder pain, detoxification, osteoporosis, etc)….

 

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Stiff Neck Shoulder

A pain in the neck

Using Jin Shin Jyutsu, the neck and shoulders can be released relatively quickly.

It’s about how the energy travels in the body

This is because we all have an energy pathway that crosses the shoulders and hips, traveling up and down the arms into the middle fingers and also traveling up and down the legs doing kind of a “loop de loop” all over the body. This energy also goes round the head and around the chest.

This simple self help exercise does so much

This little gem of a self help hold that I learned and often use, does many things as it
* eases a stiff neck and shoulder pain
* alleviates pain down the arm, in the elbow, in the hand & fingers
* detoxes the body
* helps protect the body against osteoporosis
* eases aches and pains in the body (also fibromyalgia)
* lubricates the joints (so good for knee pain, elbow pain)
* and even helps with all arthritic “projects”/problems
* helps the skeletal structure
* helps the eyes

A gem of a hold

Place left hand over left shoulder and right hand on the left elbow crease. For the other side, place right hand over right shoulder and left hand on the right elbow crease.

Do this self help hold every day for a few minutes to ‘clean’, and within a short time you’ll definitely notice a difference in your neck and shoulders.

If you are working on a project/issue like fibromyalgia, then hold for a minimum of 20 minutes each side or until there is relief.

If you find it difficult to do the side that is tense or uncomfortable, start by working on the other side. So, say the right shoulder and neck hurts. Do the exercise on the left side until you can comfortably do the hold on the right side.

This is one of my absolute favorite holds because it is so simple, yet helps so much! I have used it  many times on myself and in my practice.

In this video, Astrid explains the exercise (actual instructions about the hold start around the 3 minute mark)

Source: https://www.flowsforlife.com/self-help-stiff-neck-shoulder-pain/

You might also like to check out Astrid’s Hands on Self help Mini eCourse and/or her free download self-help guide.

Related Self-help Health posts: Jin Shin Jyutsu  and Prime Mover


 

Also, I just found out yesterday that Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey (or “Deeprah” as I like to refer to them :-)) are offering another one of their free 21-day meditation series, and this time the topic/focus is Perfect Health. I always enjoy their series and this one is sure to be filled with lots of wisdom about how to create and maintain conscious well-being. Plus, meditating in and of itself is a great health aid, and Deepak’s voice is so soothing and relaxing to listen to, so I’m definitely looking forward to Feb 3rd . 🙂

You can sign-up here: https://chopracentermeditation.com

 

  Salud!

p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow so you don’t miss out on any future posts. Also check out the To Your Health page at my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Two Yummy & Healthy Alkalizing Holiday Recipes + DIY Bath Bombs, Appetizers And MORE!

 

Here’s two popular recipes from Ross Bridgeford at https://liveenergized.com that he shares with his Alkaline Base Camp clients. I haven’t tried them yet, but definitely plan to and they sound great for making (and sharing!) during this holiday season.

The first one is full of healthy fats, protein and has very little sugar per serving…..

 

Ross’ Alkaline Salted Caramel Slice

Makes 12 Slice

Base:

1.5 cups of shredded coconut
6 soft Medjool dates
A pinch of cinnamon

Layer One:

1/2 cup coconut cream
3 Medjool dates
2 tbsp coconut syrup
A pinch of Himalayan salt (or any natural / sea salt)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup tahini
a few drops of vanilla essence

Layer Two:

3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp cacao powder
a few drops of vanilla
pinch cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut syrup

Instructions:

  1. Start by blending the base ingredients together until they look like a regular ‘biscuit base’ then add these to a baking tin (regular round one or a rectangle one – whichever you have)
  2. Next blend the layer one ingredients and add this on top of the base.
  3. Now make layer two by, you guessed it, blending these ingredients together and add these on top!
  4. If you are going to eat all of them between yourself, family, guests, etc these within a couple of days, put straight into the fridge. However, if you are planning on having them slowly over a week or two, cover and put in the freezer as sliced, individual serves.
  5. You can remove them and enjoy within just 10-15 minutes of taking them out of the freezer.

And that’s all there is to it! Takes so little time, can be made at the last minute and it needs only 9 ingredients!

Source: https://liveenergized.com/dessert-recipes/alkaline-recipe-salted-caramel-slice/

 

pumpkin ginger soup

Warming Hearty Pumpkin & Ginger Soup

This soups is super-alkaline, highly anti-inflammatory and it’s antioxidant-rich too! You can enjoy it either chunky or blended smooth.

The ginger is especially anti-inflammatory, and also powerfully anti-carcinogenic too. And the combination of the antioxidants in the pumpkin and carrots are fantastic for repairing oxidative damage to DNA, as well as supporting the cardiovascular system.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 medium sized butternut squash or pumpkin
2 large carrots
1 large red onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 fresh red chili
1 cm piece of fresh ginger
1.2 litres of vegetable stock
Juice of 1 orange (optional)
Fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper
Olive/Coconut Oil

Instructions:

  1. First up, you need to cut the onion and garlic cloves into nice fine pieces. Now get going on the squash by peeling it and cutting it into cubes, about 1 cm square. Peel the carrots and cut a similar size.
  2. Now, carefully de-seed the chili and cut it into small pieces. Wash your hands thoroughly now, and then peel the ginger and chop roughly.
  3. Heat the oil (coconut is preferable) in a large pot and gently fry the onion and garlic on a low heat until they begin to soften (approx 4 min). Throw in the carrot and squash and season and then fry for another 5-6 minutes until it all starts to soften a little. Add more oil if you need it here.
  4. Next add 1.2 litres of organic/yeast free vegetable stock, the ginger, chili and thyme leaves. Bring it all to the boil and then simmer for about 25 min until the squash and carrots are soft.
  5. Now is the fun part – throw it all into a blender and puree it up until it is smooth and then squeeze in the orange juice. Delicious!

Personal note: I plan to just use some hot sauce and/or crushed red pepper flakes to give it a little kick and save the time and effort of dealing with the chili pepper.

Source: https://liveenergized.com/alkaline-recipes/pumpkin-ginger-soup

 

And check out this post from a year ago with some yummy soup recipes that may help you lose any holiday weight gain you experience:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/soups-on-and-these-recipes-may-help-with-any-holiday-weight-gain/

If you’re in need of some interesting appetizer recipes, look no further than this post from Pure Wow. Some of them may not be all that healthy, but all of them certainly could add pizzazz to a holiday gathering:

https://www.purewow.com/food/christmas-party-appetizers


 

Here’s an idea for a DIY holiday gift or stocking stuffer (or treat for yourself!)…a recipe I found at  it-takes-time.com (thanks for the tip naturalskincarelove.com!) for making bath bombs:

And check out these two  previous Self-help Health posts for more great recipes and healthy DIY holiday ideas:

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/smelly-but-good-holiday-diy-ideas/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/holiday-treats-to-eat-and-share/

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow so you don’t miss out on any future posts. Also check out the To Your Health page at my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Free Radical Well-being Series With Deepak Chopra

 

Just a quick post in case you’d like to sign up for this free series. Deepak Chopra has been a leader in the field of alternative health for years; I find his voice , which is so resonant, grounded and soothing to my body, mind and spirit that I feel healthier just listening to him. 🙂 So I’m really looking forward to hearing what he has to share….

Radical Well-Being with Deepak Chopra
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Are you ready to learn…

…how to heal yourself at a genetic level by enhancing your mind, body, and spirit?
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Deepak empowers you with answers to questions that have gone unanswered for so long. Over the course of six days, you’ll experience more than eight hours of video – and each lesson is packed with knowledge, strategies, and practical advice to help you heal.

For an overview of each day’s topics, please see the schedule of events below. But trust us, you won’t want to miss a single moment! Be sure to block off some time each day!

Important Information About This Radical Well-Being Online Event

Radical Well-Being is a free, six-day online event – with one video lesson being presented each day and remaining available for 24 hours. The first lesson will be released on Wednesday, December 11, and new lessons will become available each day until Monday, December 16.

All the videos in this series will be hosted on a Welcome Page, which you can access by clicking the link below.

If you want to start experiencing Deepak’s wisdom right away, you’re invited to visit the Welcome Page to watch a 45-minute interview – called “Overcoming Emotions” – that Deepak recorded last year for the Hay House HEAL Summit. In this interview, he draws a bridge between modern medicine and Eastern mysticism, delivering a rare understanding of your most basic nature, the origins of disease, and the abilities you have right now to heal your body.

Make sure to watch this video soon, as it expires at 11:59 PM PT on December 10 – right as the free series begins. You can sign up HERE.

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts, and tell your friends to do the same. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more helpful health tips, tools and information. 

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Jin Shin Jyutsu for Fear, Depression, PMS, Circulation & More, PLUS Free Scalar Energy Series

 

After posting about Prime Mover, a key Jin Shin Jyutsu hold/flow, a reader asked me to share more processes she could put into practice, so this is response to her request…..

 

JIN SHIN JYUTSU TO LIFT DEPRESSION & FEELING FEARFUL

Feeling fear sometimes is a natural part of our human ‘beingness’. When we become STUCK in FEAR it it can give way to deeper issues such as depression, despair and powerlessness. The good news is that there are some simple Jin Shin Jyutsu exercises to harmonise fear and lift depression.

However, you don’t need to be in a state of depression to feel the benefits, as this helps everything, on all levels!

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Exercises to Lift Depression

Hold the Index Finger

If you suffer from fear and anxiety, then holding the index finger can be really helpful. The Attitude of FEAR relates to the energies of the index finger. FEAR cuts us off from our FLOW. When we are in the flow, we are in harmony – there are no blockages which can cause an array of medical conditions.

When we don’t let go, we don’t allow the flow. The opposite of fear is flow. Holding index fingers gets you back in the flow.

Furthermore Mary Burmeister says: “The index fingers, when not in harmony, are the source of all LACKS.

LACK of: perception, balance of thinking, energy, health, and all material things, begin to cause FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real).”

I find Mary’s words so profound. Believe me, I am constantly in awe of these words as I experience the POWER of holding my index fingers.

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Exercises to Lift Depression

Marvelous self help

Holding the index finger is a rather marvelous self help exercise. It is simple but so dynamic.

Add the Ring Toe (4th Toe)

But there is more good news! In Day 3 of the Self Help Classes, we learn that fingers and toes are connected. So we can use fingers and toes together to help us in very dynamic ways!

Holding the Ring Toes by themselves helps the following energy functions: liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, diaphragm.

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Exercises to Lift Depression

Dynamic Duo: Index Fingers and Ring Toes

Holding the Index Fingers and Ring Toes helps all the circulatory functions in the body helping the FLOW. Do this exercise regularly (every day) to harmonize fear and lift the feeling of depression.

Left Side:
Wrap your right hand around the left index finger
Hold for 5-10 minutes or more, then
With your left hand hold the left ring toe (with position of the feet in image, place thumb on the top and rest of fingers on the bottom side of toe)
Hold for 5-10 minutes or more
(if you can reach both left and right ring toes, then at the same time hold the right ring toe)

Right Side:
Wrap your right hand around the left index finger
With your left hand hold the left ring toe
(if you can reach both left and right ring toes, then at the same time hold the right ring toe)

Note: If you can, lie on your back and cross your legs so you can grab your ring toes more easily. If you find grabbing the ring toes difficult in whatever position, then get someone else to hold your ring toes for you while you hold your index fingers. Maybe you can bribe your children or grandchildren to do this for you.

Source: https://www.flowsforlife.com/jin-shin-jyutsu-exercises-to-lift-depression/

Here’s more from Astrid, this time about a JSJ hold that can help with PMS, prostate, restless legs, cold feet and poor circulation…..

Pre Menstrual Syndrome or PMS as it is commonly known can come on a day or two before menstruation. It can cause sudden cramping in the pelvic area which is very uncomfortable and painful, to say the least.

I know first hand how painful it is!

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu self help pms

The pain was excruciating

One day as I drove along on my own, a sudden and excruciating cramp came on. Luckily, it happened just as I stopped at a red traffic light. Of course, I didn’t have much time, so I had to think fast! What could I do to move this on?

My instinct (inner wisdom) told me to ‘sandwich’ my pelvis.

An astonishing result

Imagine my astonishment when, within seconds, the pain and cramp subsided! By the time the light turned green again, the cramp, the pain and the discomfort had all completely DISAPPEARED.

Better still, I’ve never had cramps like that again.

Not just for women!

The self help hold will also benefit men, as it keeps the energy flowing properly through the pelvic area, it supports especially the prostate.

Why does this work?

This Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold is really simple and effective (have I said that before?) because it releases congested/stuck energy in the pelvic area.

When energy gets stuck there can be pain and discomfort. But it’s not only in the pelvic area; one may also feel heavy or uncomfortable in the legs.

Basically, the energy flow down the legs is constricted, so this is also a great hold to help with poor circulation, cold feet and to relieve restless legs.

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu self help PMS

Self help exercise to clear the pelvic area

So to get the energy flowing properly, we can help clear the area as follows:

Place the left hand on the pubic bone. This clears the descending energy down the front.

Place the right hand with the palm side on the base of the spine as far down as possible near the coccyx. If it’s uncomfortable doing it that way you can also turn your hand around so the back of the hand is on the base of the spine.

Source: https://www.flowsforlife.com/jin-shin-jyutsu-case-6-self-help-for-women-pms/

Also check out the Flows for Life post on holding little fingers and big toes and go to Astrid’s website to request your free download of a 15-page guide on Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Related Self-help Health posts:

Jin Shin Jyutsu: One of My Favorite Self-help Tools

Jin Shin Jyutsu: The Prime Mover


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Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts, and tell your friends to do the same. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more helpful health tips, tools and information. 

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

The Ill Effects of the Time Change

 

Yipes! It’s that time of year again when we “fall back,” rather than “spring forward.” I love getting an extra hour (that should happen every Sunday!), but think the whole time change thing has very little value in this day and age. Plus, it comes with a number of minuses that were mentioned in an article I featured a number of years ago.

This in-depth post by Dr Mercola brings up even more ways switching back and forth is hard on us, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally…..

 

Health-Saving Tips for Transition to Standard Time

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • In the United States, daylight saving time (DST), which began Sunday, March 10, 2019, ends Sunday November 3, 2019. On that day, at 2 a.m. local time, clocks “fall back” one hour to 1 a.m., to what’s known as standard time
  • March 26, 2019, the European parliament voted to end DST as of 2021
  • While the original intention was that extending daylight hours during the summer would result in energy savings, research shows it’s not saving us any money, and is contributing to ill health
  • Researchers have noticed a statistically significant increase in the number of car accidents, workplace injuries and heart attacks in the days after the time changes in the spring, which appear to be related to loss of sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions
  • While the most adverse health effects are attributed to the springtime switch to DST, the switch back to Standard Time in the fall means your body has to get used to it getting dark earlier in the evening. Tips to help your body adjust to the time change are included

In the United States, daylight saving time (DST), which began Sunday, March 10, 2019, ends Sunday November 3, 2019. On that day, at 2 a.m. local time, clocks “fall back” one hour to 1 a.m., to what’s known as standard time.

In Europe, clocks are rolled back an hour on the last Sunday of October, which this year falls on October 27. Regardless of the exact day, this time change from DST to standard time results in the gain of one hour of sleep.

While the loss or gain of one hour might sound like a negligible amount, research clearly shows it has significant ramifications for public health and safety — particularly after the switch to DST in the spring. However, even the switch back to standard time can leave you feeling off-kilter for days or even weeks, as your body adapts to the earlier onset of darkness.

Europe Ditches DST Effective 2021

Many Europeans are now rejoicing. March 26, 2019, the European parliament voted to end DST as of 2021, so they only have two more years of clock-changing to deal with. As reported by The Guardian, member states will be allowed to “choose whether to remain on ‘permanent summer’ or ‘permanent winter’ time under the draft directive.”

This means that countries opting to remain permanently on “summertime” (the term used for DST in Europe) would perform their last and final clock adjustment on the last Sunday in March 2021. For countries opting to remain in permanent wintertime/standard time, the final adjustment would take place on the last Sunday of October 2021.

While some U.S. states and territories have abolished DST, most have not. However, the tide is starting to turn even in the U.S. Each year, more states are considering taking action to end it.

As reported by National Geographic, dozens of state bills have been introduced in 2019, proposing various changes to DST. Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, California, Oregon and Washington are all considering legislation to opt out of the time change.

Why Do We Have DST?

As explained in the featured video, daylight saving time is intended to give you more access to daylight hours, thereby reducing energy costs and promoting healthy outdoor activities.

But is it worth it? Kazakhstan abolished DST as of 2005, citing health complications as the reason for its decision. In 2011, Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev also canceled DST due to the “stress and illness” it causes.

While the original intention was that extending daylight hours during the summer would result in energy savings, research shows it’s not saving us any money. For starters, lighting is no longer the most significant portion of energy consumption, and extending daylight hours encourages greater use of air conditioning and heating, both of which use more energy than lighting. A study by Yale economist Matthew Kotchen and Laura Grant, Ph.D., concluded that:

“… contrary to the policy’s intent — DST increases residential electricity demand. Estimates of the overall increase are approximately 1 percent, but we find that the effect is not constant throughout the DST period. DST causes the greatest increase in electricity consumption in the fall, when estimates range between 2 and 4 percent.”

Kotchen notes when DST begins in the spring, people are waking during the coldest and darkest part of the day, often turning up the heat to stay warm, and during long evening hours, more air conditioning is used, leading to an overall higher energy use. He told The New York Times, “The way people use energy now is different from when daylight saving came about.”

Similarly, a 2018 meta-analysis of 44 different papers found that, on average, DST lowered electricity use by a mere 0.34%. Locations further from the equator, with mild summers and low cooling demands, may save energy, but geographical locations closer actually use more energy during DST.

DST Increases Traffic Accidents

Aside from failing to provide any significant energy savings, the biannual clock changes also have a detrimental impact on your physical health. Between accidents and health repercussions, it seems clear DST is actually costing more than it’s saving.

Researchers have noticed a statistically significant increase in the number of car accidents, workplace injuries and heart attacks in the days after the time changes in the spring, which appear to be related to loss of sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions.

According to one 2009 study, workplace accidents and injuries increase by 5.7%, and 67.6% more workdays are lost as a result of injuries following the change to DST. Ditto for traffic accidents. A 1996 study found traffic accidents rose by 8% on the Monday following the changeover to DST.

More recent research, published in 2018, found traffic accidents increase 16% on the first day after DST and 12% on the second day. Fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents also increase for the first week after setting the clocks ahead.

Suicide rates for men also rise in the weeks following DST. According to the authors, their finding “suggests that small changes in chronobiological rhythms are potentially destabilizing in vulnerable individuals.”

DST Raises Rates of Heart Attacks

Cardiac events are more commonplace every Monday, greater than any other day of the week, and are likely related to changes in sleep associated with the transition from weekend to workday. This is known as the “Monday cardiac phenomenon.” On the Monday and Tuesday following spring DST, studies show the risk is even more pronounced.

For example, a University of Alabama study found the number of heart attacks increased by 10% on the Monday and Tuesday following the time change to DST in the spring, and decreased by 10% on the first Monday and Tuesday after the clocks are switched back in the fall.

Other studies have found even larger discrepancies. For example, data presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in 2014 revealed a 25% increase in heart attacks the Monday after DST in the spring, and a 21% decrease in the fall when an hour of sleep is regained. The most recent meta-analysis looking at this phenomenon was published in the March 2019 issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Here they found:

“A significantly higher risk of AMI [acute myocardial infarction] (Odds Ratio: 1.03 …) was observed during the two weeks following spring or autumn DST transitions.

However, although AMI risk increased significantly after the spring shift, the incidence of AMI during the week after winter DST transition was comparable with control periods … Conclusion: The risk of AMI increases modestly but significantly after DST transitions, supporting the proposal of DST shifts discontinuation.”

Preliminary research presented at the 2018 American Heart Association conference found the number of patients admitted for atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) also rises in the days after DST in the spring, from 2.56 admissions per day to 3.13 admissions.

Other Problems Attributed to DST

Researchers have also found people are less productive once DST is implemented. A 2012 National Geographic article quoted Till Roenneberg, a Russian chronobiologist, who said most people show “drastically decreased productivity,” decreased quality of life, increased illness, and are “just plain tired” in the week after DST in the spring.

Disruptions in your sleep pattern tend to cascade throughout your entire body. For instance, sleep helps reset your neural circuits that are impaired during sleep deprivation. With too little sleep, your cognitive flexibility suffers.

Research from the University of Washington found cognitive inflexibility even affects judges who are handing down sentences. On the Monday after DST in the spring, longer sentences are imposed on people who have been found guilty.

A similar negative effect has been found in students. A 2015 study found DST adversely affected sleep patterns of high school students and their ability to be vigilant at school.

Other data suggest it may affect academic performance. Researchers compared 10 years of SAT scores from Indiana where only 15 of the state’s 92 counties moved their clocks forward during the study period. The data indicated SAT scores were 16% of a standard deviation lower in counties that adopted DST.

On a side note, one reason Indiana is used as a discussion model for DST is because it lies smack-dab between Central and Eastern time zones. Geographically, it’s actually in the Central zone, but in 2006 it adopted the standardized DST to align with Eastern standard time changes.

The decision has been controversial in Indiana, where the western part of the state wants to align with the Central zone, while the eastern part favors aligning with Ohio’s Eastern zone.

A 2019 article by Health.com also cites evidence linking DST to higher rates of depression diagnoses, cluster headaches and lower success rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Access the rest of the article, including some tips on how to acclimate to the time change,  here.

Related Self-help Health post: Dealing With The Time Change

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts, and tell your friends to do the same. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more helpful health tips, tools and information. 

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Jin Shin Jyutsu: The Prime Mover

 

I have been out of the blogging loop for awhile now due to A) an unexpected move (still in the process of getting settled), followed by B) an amazing Mastering Alchemy conference in Atlanta, and then C) some kind of extreme physical yuck w/ a temp of over 103° that I think was at least partially triggered by all the shifts and changes set in motion by A and B. 😦 But I did lots of neti potting, used the Kick-Ass Flu Remedy protocol, elderberry syrup, colloidal silver, and a few other odds and ends and actually bounced back quicker than anticipated. YEA!

Anyway, I’m glad to finally get around to posting this information about Prime Mover that’s been in my draft section for ages. If you weren’t around when I featured an article I wrote for Sivana Spirit about Jin Shin Jyutsu, one of my absolute favorite self-help health tools, then be sure and read that before this one, so you’ll have some background appreciation of this simple, but effective form of energy medicine.

The following article is by JSJ teacher and practitioner Astrid Kauffmann at Flows For Life and focuses on one of the most important, yet simple, flows/holds you can use….

 

CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH PRIME MOVER

The Insides of the Knees is the One!

The mover and shaker in Jin Shin Jyutsu is the energy site that is found on the inside of the knees: the energy site that is Number One, as in SEL(Safety Energy Lock) #1.

This one is truly the Power of One! People have told me that when they held their ones for an hour every day, their lives changed!

If you feel stuck

So, if you feel stuck, start holding the inside of your knees. It doesn’t matter whether you cross your arms or not – do whatever feels comfortable for you. Hold for at least 20 minutes at a time if you can.

It’s wonderful that Jin Shin Jyutsu can help us move the energy so that we can get ‘unstuck’ and open up to receive the abundance that life offers.

SEL #1 is called the ‘The Prime Mover’

It is found on the inside (medial side) of the knees. It connects extreme heights with extreme depths and harmonizes us from head to toe because it helps the descending energy (which moves down the front) and the ascending energy (which moves up the back).

It’s ALL about harmonizing the breath; as we exhale, we let go of the old (dirt, dust, grease and grime) and as we inhale, we let in the new (pure energy and abundance).

Also great for emergencies

Holding this energy site is also very helpful in emergencies like breathing difficulties, stomach cramps, menstrual cramps, nausea, vomiting, shock, etc.

I remember years ago I had a situation when I ate something that really did not agree with me and,boy, did my stomach complain. I had severe stomach cramps. They were so bad they took my breath away (literally!).

I was in the middle of nowhere, so I quickly placed my hands on the insides of my knees and held on for dear life.

After a couple of minutes I could feel things starting to ease, although I was still in pain. I held on and waited. Ten minutes in, the pain disappeared and I was back to normal.

Source: https://www.flowsforlife.com/jin-shin-jyutsu-the-power-of-one/

 

Prime Mover SEL 1
And a story involving Prime Mover from Willow Walker, the lady I first learned Jin Shin Jyutsu from….

“Earlier this year, I attended a three-day, 5 Rhythm Dance Workshop. Two hours into the second day, my right knee completely locked up, and would not bend without extreme effort and pain. I tried to shake it out, and dance my way through it. But instead of getting better, it just got worse.

I thought, “How am I going to dance the rest of today and tomorrow when my knee won’t bend?!?” Even worse than the sharp pain, was the thought that I would have to stop dancing for the weekend. Anyone who knows me well knows that this is a serious situation.

I sat down on the side of the room to collect myself, and remembered Jin Shin Jyutsu! I started using self-help flows to specifically address the injury first, then the knee in general, and then the specific “Safety Energy Lock” (SEL) where the pain was located. I wanted to create movement and flow around and through my knee, so the SEL could safely open again. I spent about 15 minutes holding places on my body and leg lightly with my hands as I waited for my knee to return to its normal state; the ability to support continual, creative movement on the dance floor.

A SEL acts like a fuse for our electrical body, switching “closed” when it gets overloaded. When that happens, our energy flow may accumulate there, manifesting as physical pain. Boy, did it ever!

Out of the 26 SELs on each side of our body, the very first one can be found on the inside of the knee. It is known as “The Prime Mover.” And no wonder. You literally cannot move forward without it!

The music ended about the time I finished my self-help flows, and we were invited to dance/move across the floor, propelled by our hips. My knee was still very stiff, and hurt at the slightest movement, and at first I wasn’t sure I could stand the pain. But the alternative of not dancing the rest of the weekend was just not an option. So, I went for it, trusting Jin Shin Jyutsu to open the flow of energy in my body and restore harmony once again.

After crossing the floor once, my knee felt a little less stiff and painful. By the end of the exercise 30 minutes later, my knee was back to normal; 100% pain free with complete range of motion. It continued to feel great, and provided eight more hours of ecstatic dancing without complaint that weekend.

I’ve been holding my 1’s more often this past month myself, and the shifts so far have been absolutely amazing. Now that I have experienced what the Prime Mover can do both within and around my body, I plan to continue holding my 1’s as often as possible, regardless of whether my knee is injured or not.

Anyone and everyone can use Jin Shin Jyutsu to help themselves and others. In fact, you already do and you just don’t know it. Our bodies know what to do when we just let them be.

I feel so blessed to know about this resource that allows us to help ourselves with nothing more than our hands, our intention to help ourselves, awareness of our energetic body, and a little bit of time. So simple. So beautiful.” — Willow

There’s also a story told of a man who was on the verge of total financial collapse, standing to lose everything if his company’s business didn’t soon turn around. His wife knew someone who knew Mary Burmeister, the woman who brought Jin Shin Jyutsu® to the west. When Mary was asked how he could help himself, she recommended that he hold the inside of his knees for an hour each day every day for a month. And so he did. During those 30 days, things shifted dramatically in every part of his life, and he achieved his greatest financial success to date!

And here’s a short little video I found that gives you a quick tutorial on the primary finger holds mentioned in my previous post on JSJ, as well as some interesting input about the Prime Mover/SEL # 1, including how it can be used in place of the Heimlich maneuver in certain situations:

 

Also, Astrid offers a free download of a 15-page booklet on JSJ on her website. You can check it out here.

10/26/19 UPDATE: A friend read this post and asked me exactly where SEL #1 was, because she wanted to be sure she was holding the right place. I just checked my book The Touch of Healing, which I highly recommend for people interested in JSJ; it’s what we used as a reference for the JSJ class I took a number of years ago. Anyway, I thought I would share the info that I gave her, in case anyone else had the same question.

The book says “SEL #1/Prime Mover is located on the inside of each knee, right at the bulge, where the thigh and shinbone connect. It unifies the descending energy (which travels down the front of the body) w/ the ascending energy (which flows up the back) and thus harmonizes from head to toe. SEL #1 is considered ‘the prime mover’ connecting extreme heights w/ extreme depths. It helps all forms of abdominal distress (bloating, discomfort, etc) and headaches. It also promotes deeper and easier breathing.”

The book also mentions “There is no need to be overly concerned w/ precision. There is a 3 inch effective radius around every SEL. In time, as one’s awareness grows, one may learn to ‘bull’s-eye,’ but this is not essential.”

Related Self-help Health post: Jin Shin Jyutsu: One of my favorite health tools

Salud!

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Fat Flush Juice Recipe & Free Weight Loss Training

 

Here’s a great recipe and offer of a free weight loss training from Ross Bridgeford of LiveEnergized.com…..

Fat Flush Juice

Alkaline Recipe #182: Fat Flush Juice

This fat-fighting, nutrient-dense juice is one of my absolute favorites. I love it.

It tastes great, really, really great and it contains just five ingredients. But every single one of them is nutritious, alkalizing and simply brilliant for weight loss.

Before we get into the juice recipe, let’s take a little look at what each of these powerhouse ingredients can do for you:

  • Baby Spinach: spinach is a rich source of the chlorophyll-containing parts of the green plant cell, called thylakoids. Studies have shown that these thylakoid cells contain a hundred different membrane proteins, as well as various vitamins (A, E and K) and antioxidants like carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and chlorophyll.This mixture of plant compounds found in the thylakoids have been proven to prevent cravings, increase satiety (2) (feeling fuller for longer), balance blood glucose (3) and increase the efficiency of fat digestion (4) (to make you digest fat in the way the body USES it instead of stores it). Juicing spinach is possibly the best way of getting a concentrated hit of these amazing thylakoids.
  • Kale: also rich in chlorophyll, Kale is a powerful detoxification agent in the body, and when the body can release toxins, it also releases fat.

    New research has also shown that the ITCs made from kale’s glucosinolates can help regulate detox at a genetic level.  Kale is also ridiculously rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, preventing both oxidative stress and inflammation – both of which directly lead to poor blood-glucose regulation, excessive insulin release, a stressed pancreas, a loss of the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, inflammation in the digestive tract and more.

  • Beetroot: beets also contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrients and the most powerful in beets are betalains, and they provide similar benefits as kale, above.However, beetroot is also a diuretic helping the body rid itself water retention. The betaine in beetroot has also been proven to help lower blood pressure, and reduce fatty deposits in the liver, both of which can be important for people who are already in an overweight category.
  • Cucumber: also a highly alkaline, a diuretic, an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant but also now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol — three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cinnamon: helps control blood sugar levels, improves how your body uses insulin, controls hunger and cravings and plays a key role in how your body uses stored fat. An all-round weight loss powerhouse!

All in all, that is five high-alkaline, powerful, weight-loss nutrients that ALSO fight inflammation, provide protective antioxidants, a rich source of chlorophyll…and together taste DELICIOUS!

And real quick, if you want to join me for my free Alkaline Effortless Weight Loss training on Sunday 29th September – register here 🙂

The Alkaline Fat-Flush Juice: Let’s Make It!

Serves 2
Ingredients:

– 3 large handfuls of baby spinach
– 1/2 bunch kale (can be any variety)
– 1 medium beetroot (and leaves if possible)
– 1 cucumber
– 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Wash, chop and juice all of the ingredients, except for the cinnamon
  2. Run around 100 ml of water through the juicer to slightly dilute the juice and help with the juicer cleaning process!
  3. Whisk the cinnamon into the juice, serve and enjoy!

It’s a really wonderful way to support weight loss (if you want or need to lose weight) and if you don’t need to lose weight, it’s alkaline, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, nutrient-packed juice that tastes WONDERFUL! — Ross Bridgeford

On another note, Vibes Up has created a version of their very popular, multi-purpose Earth Energy Mats that includes SHUNGITE, so now they are more powerful than ever. Check them out at Vibes Up now, because they are about to end their 3 for 1 sale on them! 

 

Salud!

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts, and tell your friends to do the same. Also check out my website’s To Your Health page and Evolution Made Easier blog for more helpful health tips, tools and information.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained health care practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.