Jiro Murai, who experienced the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu in his own body while meditating in a terminal condition, utilized finger poses “to prove to himself that they were effective in clearing all circulatory blockages” (Mary Burmeister, Introducing Jin Shin Jyutsu IS, Book III). These finger poses are explained in detail is Self-Help Text III, as well as Text I of the 5-Day Basic Seminar.
Affectionately known as “the mudras,” they comprise eight finger poses that help the body to exhale, inhale, calm nervous tension/stress, release fatigue, worry, fear, and anger, strengthen respiration, ease back tension, and receive the purified Breath of Life. They are “all inclusive,” says Mary, so they take care of our total being.
I am about to embark on a personal retreat for 10 days, and I plan to play with these finger mudras every day to experiment with the power that they contain. I intend to create a brief blog entry each day to report on my findings. 🙂 Stay tuned for more!