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Do you ever feel uncentered, even scattered? Do you ever feel like your brain cells are spinning around, some even escaping your skull? Do you ever just feel your body and mind are not coordinated with each other? Like the control tower is out for a latte break? When you feel this way, it’s hard to think clearly or access your feelings. And your body’s balance may be off as well, so it’s a bad time to go for a run. Well, here’s help.
When we quiet the busy body we can quiet the busy mind. The more still we are outside, the more we can find that quiet space inside our hearts and spirits. The more quietude we can experience, the more we can hear the “little voice” inside which is really the “Big Voice”, the Voice of God, the Kol Adonai (Hebrew for Voice of God), or the Christ-Self. The more we practice getting in touch with our innermost selves when we are physically still, the easier it becomes to start carrying the sure Quiet around in externally chaotic times.
- First, find a quiet place for a few minutes. If you are in a busy household or work in a busy office, the quiet place may be a restroom, restroom stall, or your car. The more you practice these techniques, the less time you will need, as your bodymind system will develop and relish these new habits for getting centered.
- Unlock your shoulders. Now feel your shoulder tops. Ask yourself if your shoulder tops feel more like pudding (call that a 1) or concrete (call that a 5). Roll your shoulders for 1 minute, slowly, stretching the muscles. Roll them in every direction you can imagine. Now feel the shoulder tops again. What differences do you find in your left and right shoulder top scores? Repeat this set for another minute and note your new scores. Notice the warmth flowing into your feet and hands. Notice that you are beginning to relax and feel more cogent.
- Practice palm-center calming. Gently allow your shoulders to drop. Place your center three fingertips of each hand in the center of each opposite palm. Hold at least three to five minutes. Feel the metabolism slow and any trembling melt away. Feel your spinning brain cells wafting gently back into your skull and settling back into their places.
You may also enjoy our recent article on Jin Shin Jyutsu as a healing art: UpBeat Living: Acupressure to Zap Your Stress and Pain (http://wp.me/pw4HM-9M).
If you are interested in learning to use this kind of healing art on yourself: in the Phoenix area, our next Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Classes are coming up. Part 1 will be held February 2d, from 9 am to 1 pm, and Part 2 will be February 16, from 9 am to 1 pm. The class is $100 for each part, which includes the book for that part and a laminated chart of the key points. Your payment (Cash-Check-Visa-MC-Amex) holds your place. Space is limited, so call or email now, 480-250-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Kebba Buckley Button is a corporate stress management trainer and the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (on Amazon.com >Books>Buckley), and the 2012 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core (on Amazon.com >Books>Button). She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister.
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