Negative emotions such as stress, worries, and pressure are becoming part of our daily lives.
Many people are now looking to reduce stress through exercise workouts or meditating.
Unfortunately, due to our hectic schedules each day, we don’t always get the chance to take time out from our stressful lives.
The Japanese use this ancient method for self-relaxation and relieving stress and it only takes 5 minutes to practice.
You can do it anytime and anywhere and it doesn’t cost anything.
In order for this method to work properly, you must be aware which finger in our hand represents certain areas:
> Our thumb represents worries and anxieties.
> The index finger stands for fear.
> Our middle finger is for anger.
> Your ring finger is for depression and loneliness.
> The little finger represents stress and self-esteem.
The next step would be to identify the negative emotion you experience, if something is worrying you, then focus on your thumb.
In this example, ‘worry’ is the negative emotion so you should wrap all the fingers from your other hand around your thumb.
Maintain your grasp on the affected finger until you feel the pulse. Keep your fingers wrapped around it for about two minutes.
If you feel many negative emotions affecting you, you can repeat this on each of your fingers.
Also if you want to calm your mind you can put a slight pressure on the center of your palm using the thumb from your other hand and hold for a minute.
This ancient Japanese relaxation technique backed by science is called “Jin Shin Iyutsu”.
It has been proven in a study published in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) done by Lamke D., Catlin A., and Mason-Chadd M., that the acupressure technique results in “significant increases in positive outlook, gratitude, motivation, calmness, and communication effectiveness and significant decreases in anger, resentfulness, depression, stress symptoms, time pressure, and morale issues. Nurses reported less muscle aches, sleeplessness, and headaches.”
Watch the video below for a full demonstration of this amazing self-relaxation technique: