This Japanese Technique Will Banish Stress In 5 minutes

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Stress and anxiety can creep in at the worst of times. Although the occasional burst of either is completely normal – too much can make achieving our goals that much harder. To manage stress and anxiety day to day, you can stock up on anxiety-banishing foods, carve out time for a daily dose of yoga or meditation, create a journaling ritual.

Sometimes, even if you’ve found what works for you, anxiety might come creeping back. In these moments, even breathing exercises and soothing sprays won’t help. To fight anxiety and stress head on you need to take notes from Japan. The Jin Shin Jyutsu five minutes Japanese healing technique can instantly soothe pangs of stress or anxiety without anyone even noticing. Curious, yet?

More than just a theory?

The five-minute technique has been used in Japan for centuries and can be practiced anywhere, at any time (even if you’re in the middle of a presentation or at a networking event.) The technique is believed to balance and harmonize the body’s energy to instantly relieve stress and anxiety. Researchers taught this acupressure technique to a group of nurses and found that those who had practiced daily for one month had a significant increase in gratitude, motivation, and calmness. They also had a significant decrease in anger, resentfulness, depression, and stress symptoms.

How do I practice Jin Shin Jyutsu?

You only need between two to five minutes to practice this anti-anxiety hack. The idea is that each finger on your hand is connected to an emotional state. Taking a moment to grasp each finger you can dilute feelings of worry, fear, anger, sadness, and issues with self-esteem. Just like yoga, the practice is believed to harmonize the body’s energy and calm the mind. We know that the mind and the body are connected, and performing the Jin Shin Jyutsu method is not all that dissimilar to a mini ‘body-scan’ meditation (mindfully focusing on how each part of the body feels).

Thumb: Helps combat anxiety and worry

Index: Helps to combat fear

Middle: Helps to control anger and resentment

Ring: Helps to fight depression and sadness and encourage decisiveness

Pinky: Helps to calm anxiety and increase optimism and confidence

Simply grasp your finger with your opposite hand by wrapping around your fingers and thumb. Proceed to hold for one or two minutes until you feel a pulsating feeling. Progress across each finger to fight anxiety and rebalance the mind. You can also apply a slight pressure to your palm to calm your mind and encourage a greater overall balance.

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photo: The Moptop

 

Stress and anxiety can creep in at the worst of times. Although the occasional burst of either is completely normal – too much can make achieving our goals that much harder. To manage stress and anxiety day to day, you can stock up on anxiety-banishing foods, carve out time for a daily dose of yoga or meditation, create a journaling ritual.

Sometimes, even if you’ve found what works for you, anxiety might come creeping back. In these moments, even breathing exercises and soothing sprays won’t help. To fight anxiety and stress head on you need to take notes from Japan. The Jin Shin Jyutsu five minutes Japanese healing technique can instantly soothe pangs of stress or anxiety without anyone even noticing. Curious yet?

More than just a theory?

The five-minute technique has been used in Japan for centuries and can be practiced anywhere, at any time (even if you’re in the middle of a presentation or at a networking event.) The technique is believed to balance and harmonize the body’s energy to instantly relieve stress and anxiety. Researchers taught this acupressure technique to a group of nurses and found that those who had practiced daily for one month had a significant increase in gratitude, motivation, and calmness. They also had a significant decrease in anger, resentfulness, depression, and stress symptoms.

How do I practice Jin Shin Jyutsu?

You only need between two to five minutes to practice this anti-anxiety hack. The idea is that each finger on your hand is connected to an emotional state. Taking a moment to grasp each finger you can dilute feelings of worry, fear, anger, sadness, and issues with self-esteem. Just like yoga, the practice is believed to harmonize the body’s energy and calm the mind. We know that the mind and the body are connected, and performing the Jin Shin Jyutsu method is not all that dissimilar to a mini ‘body-scan’ meditation (mindfully focusing on how each part of the body feels).

Thumb: Helps combat anxiety and worry

Index: Helps to combat fear

Middle: Helps to control anger and resentment

Ring: Helps to fight depression and sadness and encourage decisiveness

Pinky: Helps to calm anxiety and increase optimism and confidence

Simply grasp your finger with your opposite hand by wrapping around your fingers and thumb. Proceed to hold for one or two minutes until you feel a pulsating feeling. Progress across each finger to fight anxiety and rebalance the mind. You can also apply a slight pressure to your palm to calm your mind and encourage a greater overall balance.

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Would you try this de-stressing technique?


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  • Definitely need to try this technique

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    Ellie xx

  • Lisa Autumn

    Sounds so interesting!

    xx Lisa
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  • Tonya Smith

    This sounds like an interesting technique, I definitely want to try!
    And thanks for featuring my image as well! :)

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  • I’m definitely trying this next time the stress kicks in, thank you for sharing!
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  • I Love Quiet Sundays

    Sure I would. It’s free and I lose nothing by trying it. I’d absolutely give it a go– if I remember to when I’m stressed out. I’m pretty good about stepping back to calm down, but the anxiety technique would be really nice because I just have, like, anxiety pains sometimes.

    Chris | http://www.ilovequietsundays.com

  • I love ancient healing techniques!
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