Hand Energy Holds
Where has the last 6 weeks of lockdown gone to??!!
Our lives have changed, and we are continuing to adapt to the “new norm”.
The weeks to come will bring more change and different normals, and then more change, however, hopefully all for the better.
Our bodies and minds are going through these changes with our environment, however, we are so programmed to do the same thing for so long, are bodies are a bit slower to adapt.
This can lead to mental and physical micro traumas, that present in upset sleep, pain onset, anxiousness, stress, feeling overwhelmed, overthinking and many more.
We are lucky at NDP to have Chartered Physiotherapists who specialise in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Myofascial Release (MFR), Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and a few things considered amazingly alternative.
If you are into this alternative, or want to try something new, here are a few ideas to get the most from your (1) breathing, (2) self-acupressure, and (3) energy holds, especially in this virus stricken world.
I have explained these over 3 separate posts so keep watching!
(3) Hand Energy Holds
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Japanese form of acupressure used to reduce stress, restore energy and help emotional regulation.
For adults, and children, one technique is to hold the fingers of each hand singly until they feel the energy return.
Each of the fingers in our hand represents a different kind of emotion or feeling.
The Thumb helps fend off emotions like worry and anxiety.
The Index finger helps you fight your fears.
The Middle finger helps control feelings of rage and bitterness.
The Ring finger aids in fighting melancholy and depression.
The Pinky helps relieve stress and boosts your optimism and self-esteem.
Your goal is to balance all the opposing energy forces in your body.
• Start by taking one finger at a time, grasping it with the opposite hand and wrapping every finger around it.
• Hold each finger for one to two minutes.
• Wait until you feel the pulse. This is when you know it’s working.
To aid in relaxation, apply slight pressure to the centre of your palm with your opposite thumb and hold for at least one minute.
If you practice this technique every day, your spirit becomes balanced, enabling you to deal with stress much more effectively.