Holding the fingers individually is a simple yet profound Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help practice.
As many of the meridian energy pathways run through the fingers (the fingers and thumbs are said to regulate 14,400 functions within the body), holding the fingers is a good way to balance energy throughout the entire body.
And I bet you know a few people who could benefit from that.
The Japanese who have been practicing natural approaches to health for centuries, believe that every finger has a link to at least 2 organs.
Holding your fingers individually is a good habit to get into. You can easily do this as you’re waking up, when you’re sitting somewhere with nothing to do, when you’re travelling in a train, car, bus or plane.
Mudras – These are ritual or symbolic positions of the hands, body or eyes that have an influence on the energies of the body, especially a person’s mood.
Each area of the hand and fingers has a reflex reaction within part of the brain. One specific mudra can induce a certain state of mind and consciousness.
Mudras redirect the energy flow, boost pranic energy and are often performed during yoga or meditating.
To stay fit and flexible, our fingers need exercise too. Finger fitness has been linked with brain stimulation and coordination. I do some of these exercises shown below as I’m waking up.
The very simple-to-follow video below will show you several sets of finger exercises, useful to know if you have young children to keep occupied with a challenge.
Finger Fitness 1: Be A Genius (11:03)
PS When our YouTube account was abruptly terminated 1 1/2 years ago, the videos on Jin Shin Jyutsu I’d made were lost….until I found three of them on someone else’s site.
Here they are:
Safety Energy Lock #4 – ‘The Measurer of Intelligence”
Safety Energy Lock #9 – ‘End Of One Cycle, Beginning Of The Next’
Safety Energy Lock #13 – ‘The Energy of Heaven’
I’ll keep lookout for other videos