"Health is not so much a state, but a force:
the power to resist and overcome threats to one's well-being."
~Gregory P. Fields
Our bodies are an incredible array of biological structures and processes that work together to protect against dis-ease. Common-sense practices such as getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising, and reducing stress all appear to play a role our healthy functioning. The combination of lack of sleep and poor nutrition reduce our immune system's ability to naturally protect us against bacteria and infection.
We are more susceptible to common colds, flu and other ailments when we carry stress in our lives. Stress suppresses the immune response and can reduce the body's ability to defend or repair itself. Many experts say that the majority of disease is stress-related. When we reduce stress our entire system is better able to function effectively. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a great way to eliminate the effects of stress on our bodies.
Every Jin Shin Jyutsu session supports all of your systems and prepares your body for whatever life throws at you. Daily Self-Help and Regular Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions will also help you to heal faster if you do catch something and a session when you feel something coming on can often prevent a cold from taking hold.
Everyday stresses accumulate inside our bodies, causing shoulder and neck tensions as well as anxieties that often make it hard to breathe. Here is a wonderful Daily Self-Help Flow to help lighten the tension that we carry in our necks and shoulders. It is especially helpful if you feel something "coming on." Don't explain the feeling away as tiredness, because chances are if you are tired, then you are more susceptible to whatever is "going around."
This self-help hold is used to support your entire system and will help you to be healthy during the cold and flu season.
Place your left hand on your right neck/shoulder area (the soft muscle area where your neck and shoulder meet). Place your right hand at the fold of your right leg at the groin. Hold until you feel a rhythmic pulse in both places. Then switch: place your right hand on your left neck/shoulder area. Place your left hand at the fold of your left leg at the groin. Breathe and Be Well.
The benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu are cumulative. Maintaining a healthy energy system is the best preventive for keeping the body from being invaded by colds, flu and other illness. Jin Shin Jyutsu leads to better sleep, strengthened immune system, reduced aches & pains, reduced depression, minimized effects from stress, improved moods. The more regularly you practice self-help and get sessions, the more benefit there is for you. Those aches and pains go away faster, stay away longer or go away entirely.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
~World Health Organization, 1948