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Harmonizing the Attitudes through Fingers & Hand (Thumb)

Today I will share my experience and understanding of the thumb and its variety of relationships with the rest of my body.

The thumb has relationship with the 1st Depth. 1st Depth is our “container”, forming our skin surface and is related to our physical growth. Safety Energy Locks 1-4 belong to 1st depth.

The attitude for the thumb is worry.

The lateral (outer) side of the thumb is related to Stomach Energy. Also, the upper third of the lateral thumb relates to SEL 1; the mid-thumb relates to SEL 19 and the base of the thumb relates to SEL 21. This side of the thumb is related to descending energy. Descending energy creates/builds and is related to the exhale, down the front.

The medial (inner) side of the thumb is related to Spleen Energy. The upper half of the thumb is related to SEL 9; the mid-thumb is related to SEL 16. The medial side of the thumb is related to ascending energy. Ascending energy cleans/renews and is related to the inhale, up the back.

The thumb corresponds to worrying, depression, anxiety. Physical symptoms include stomach aches, headaches, skin problems and nervousness. In balance, one feels a sense of security.

If one experiences any such disharmony, simply holding the thumb gently while exhaling, then inhaling deeply, for even just a few minutes, will bring harmony back into balance.

This is a simple overview of the thumb. There is much more to learn and understand and I encourage you, wherever you may live, to find a 5-day basic seminar being taught in your area and register to take the class. You can find the information at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Thank you, Master Murai.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Harmonizing the Attitudes through Fingers & Hand

In my last post in the category “All About Mary”, we finished reviewing Mary Burmeister’s 3 Self-Help books. Book 3 was about “FUN with FINGERS and TOES”. As I prepared each post for that book, I marveled at the physical, emotional and spiritual abilities of our own fingers and hands.

I’ve thought about the healing experienced when hugged by another in times of grief. I’ve thought about how Jesus healed so many by the laying on of his hands. I’ve thought about others, like Smith Wigglesworth, who also healed with the laying on of hands and there are many more in history and in the present. I’ve thought about how a child’s scraped knee can be healed with his mother’s touch.

Each finger and palm represent depths, body organs, attitudes, even ascending or descending flows.  One of my daily practices is to take 36 conscious breaths while gently holding each finger and palm. Also, before I ever even heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, I suffered many illness and injuries resulting in the need of Western medicine and surgical correction. I will never know if it all could have been avoided had I practiced Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help from childhood, but it is what it is and now I know how to help myself with my growing awareness and understanding of this ancient Art.

I have had several spinal injuries resulting in two surgeries that left me with chronic pain. Pain killers and muscle relaxers can ease my pain, but there are many negative side effects of medication. Through a growing awareness and understanding of my body functions I’ve learned to change my diet, exercise as much as I can, meditate and love and help others (yes, this is a critical component in my ability to harmonize my body, mind and spirit).

Studying Jin Shin Jyutsu as taught by our wonderful teachers has revealed how the body works. I know more about the circulation of energy and opening Safety Energy Locks. For instance, in addition to practicing the 36 breaths and holding fingers daily, when my spine has great discomfort, there are some things I can do with my hands to help myself. I’ve learned from taking many 5-day basic seminars that the sides of my index fingers have relationship with my kidney and bladder functions. The flows of these two body function energy travel in 5 descending paths on either side of the spine. If I gently hold the sides of my index fingers with the opposite hand thumb and index finger, the pain eases within 20 minutes. Also, if I gently wrap my fingers around my little finger, I will also find relief. This is because the little finger is related to the 5th Depth which is related (among other things) to the skeletal system.

So, beginning with the next post, I want to share my experience, strength and hope through understanding harmonizing “me” with fingers and hand.

I encourage you, wherever you may live, to find a 5-day basic seminar being taught in your area and register to take the class. You can find the information at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Thank you, Master Murai.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about Safety Energy Lock 17.

Harmonizing SEL 17 is simple: hold right wrist on little finger side with left hand and then hold left wrist on little finger side with right hand

or

(as a quickie) hold right ring finger with left hand and then left ring finger with right hand

or

(as a quickie) hold right little finger with left hand and then left little finger with right hand.

hmmm.

They all seem pretty quick to me.

So let me think about relationships. SEL 17 is ascending 3rd Depth. It is “transformational power”. It is like a natural aspirin for headaches. It is about spiritual activity – harmonizing the fertility of mind and soul. If I look at ring finger relationships, SEL 17 is on the little finger side of the ring finger – ascending lung energy pattern and is ascending 2nd Depth which relates to SELs 5-15. The ring finger attitude is sadness/grief. 17 has ring finger relationships with SELs 2, 4, 7.

Now I look at little finger and struggle to find just where SEL 17 fits in. Little finger is 5th depth, SELs 24-26, attitude is pretense/try tos. So why would holding little finger be a quickie?

The Depth qualities of SEL 17 (3rd Depth) are middle finger (not ring or little fingers).

17 is intuition. In numerology, “intuition” relates to 2. 2 is wisdom. 17 (1+7) is 8. 8 is magic. In Tarot, 17 is the Star and relates to meditation. 17 is Aquarius which governs the ankles. 17 is related to gall bladder – and the quickie is holding SEL 14! Rune number 17 is movement. Numerologically, the word “seventeen” reduces to One. One is the JSJ SEL “prime mover”.

If I hold 17’s and listen, I just may get an idea for what all this means. SEL 17 is manifested on the diagonal mediator flow, along with SELs 18 and 19. The three SELs represent spirit, mind and body. 17 corresponds to spirit. Lao-tzu said, “Mind is the master of form, and Spirit is the jewel of mind.”

What can all this mean?

I’m thinking it means unity.

I’m thinking it means love.

What do you think?

Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy

There is a most wonderful article by Susan M. Brooks in the new book “Zero to Twenty-Six, excerpts from The Main Central”, which is available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Ama no minaka nushi no kami ~ the Divine Presence in the Honorific Center of the Universe…

“There is a story that most of us have heard about the Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner who gave only the Main Central Vertical Flow to all of his clients. IT IS the totality. It continually helps us to simplify. The Main Central Vertical Flow is that energetic force and action ~ the masculine principle, Fire ~ which keeps us centered. Through the Breath, the exhale, we bring heaven down to earth; with the inhale ~ earth to heaven. Can we imagine the Breath, the Oval, anywhere other than in our center or core? If our head is pulled to the right, we are too much in the world ~ overdoing. If it is pulled left, mental emotional stresses are burdening us. Is our head pulled back? We’re living in the past. Pulled forward? We are oriented toward the future.

As a closing comment in a 5-day class, a student once asked, ‘If everything is within the 6th Depth, the Main Central Vertical Flow, and it is the totality, the director, why don’t we spend more time focusing on it in the course?’ Good question! Through knowing our Main Central, and giving ourselves the self-help sequence daily, its action feeds, fuels and harmonizes every molecule, organ system and Depth of our being.

The story of the endocrine system, or the system of ductless glands, is told through the Main Central Vertical Flow. These 7 glands, when harmonious are the guardians and controllers of the perfect functioning of the physical body, as well as the interconnecting links between the physical and the divine.

They rule functions such as metabolic rate, hormone balance, immune system, blood sugar regulation, calcium balance, growth.

It is also said that human personality and personal magnetism result from normal and proper functioning of the glands. Because these ductless glands reside along the center line of the body, through their delicate balancing action by the Main Central Vertical Flow, they allow form and spirit to co-exist, bringing absolute freedom from all limitation.

The Main Central Vertical Flow nourishes our Being. In its least manifest aspect it is the Breath, the ultimate healer. In its most manifest, the spine. Through the vertebrae and their corresponding fingers, specific organ disharmonies, nerve pain and symptoms throughout the body can be helped.”

Ama no minaka nushi no kami ~ the Divine Presence in the Honorific Center of the Universe.

Thank you, Susan.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, Master Jiro.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A reader asks…

…about bradykinesia.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will try to explain bradykinesia as I understand it. I have been studying JSJ for 10+ years and still need to learn myself.

First, the reader must have taken at least one 5-day Basic class in order to know enough to ask the question. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher. All teachers happily answer questions their students may have. Remember that I am yet a student myself and have occasionally availed myself of help from one of my many teachers.

Bradykinesia refers to slowness of movement and is a clinical feature of Parkinson’s disease.

It will be helpful for the client to hold the thumb, which relates to the 1st Depth, Stomach and Spleen. It also relates to Safety Energy Lock 1, which is the “Prime Mover”. SEL 1 is a descending 1st Depth flow that is the birthplace of the supervisor flows, and therefore helps all depths. SEL 1 is the “Leader”, the “General Practitioner” and initiates all movement. The client can also hold opposite 1’s simultaneously as a self-help flow. Remember that SEL 1 is located on the medial (inner) aspect of the knee.

A practitioner can give the client the flow to Unlock “Safety” Energy Lock 1 as illustrated on page 15 of Text 1. (This is not the Self-Help Text 1, but the one studied by student of the 5-day Basic class.)

The flow to Unlock SEL 1 can be done easily by the client as well.

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder, so all face flows will help. Stomach Function Energy Flow is a face flow, as are Bladder Function Energy Flow and Gall Bladder Function Energy Flow. These flows are given in Text 2 from the 5-day Basic class. If I am helping energy to flow to the head, I need to finish the flow by holding 7’s (great toes) to draw energy down and help bring the body, mind and spirit into harmony.

When I think of Body Organ Flow, my mind goes directly to the finger relationship for self-help: thumb for stomach, index finger for bladder and middle finger for gall bladder.

Jin Shin Jyutsu works best if self-help is practiced on a daily basis.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A reader asks…

…about body language (reading)

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will try to explain body reading as I understand it. I have been studying JSJ for 10+ years and still need to learn myself.

First, the reader must have taken at least one 5-day Basic class in order to know enough to ask the question. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher. All teachers happily answer questions their students may have. Remember that I am yet a student myself and have occasionally availed myself of help from one of my many teachers.

No where in Text I and Text II is there a chapter focusing on body reading. If you look at page 1 of Text II, you will find a statement of purpose and a caution: “Jin Shin Jyutsu, Physio-Philosophy lectures and demonstrations offer a way of Being to help MYSELF, help others and to KNOW Cosmic Oneness. In attending lectures one’s insight of innate potential and foundation for expanding one’s awareness and understanding are awakened.” (The bold is my added emphasis.)

As Wayne Hackett states: Awareness is the key. Here is where we learn to practice this Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu in yet another way: body reading.

Humans tend to look but not see. Do you maintain eye contact when in a conversation with another? Can you describe the person who just walked into the store in front of you and held the door for you? Were you witness to a crime and able to describe the vehicle involved or the driver?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is about harmonizing mind, body and spirit. So we need to be aware of mind, body and spirit. When someone enters your field of vision, do you notice a raised shoulder, a limp, shaking or trembling, dark circles under the eyes, one side of the body is bigger than the other; something that indicates tension/stress/pain? In hands-on practice at the 5-day basic classes, when a fellow student lays on the table, what is the first thing we do? Listen to pulses? We could, but we might want to observe how the student climbs on the table, any hesitation of facial expression when they lay back first. Do their toes point out or in? Are there bone spurs on the feet? Do the wrists make a “bridge” at rest by the sides of the body? Is one hip higher than the other? Is one thigh thicker than the other? Does the student seem overweight but when you touch the stomach area you don’t feel firm layers of fat, but rather fluff? Stand at the foot and observe. Stand at the head and observe. Stand on the side and slide your hand under the drawer sheet at the SEL 13 bustline. Does your hand slide with ease or do you need a crane to lift the student from the table just to get your hand under that area? How about SEL 14 waistline area? And SEL 15 hipline area? Are they all easy to slide your hand under, or is one area heavier than the others? If it is easy to slide your hand under bustline and waistline but not hipline, that indicates a “stuck” area where the energy is not moving freely. (You’ve heard the phrase, “dead weight”? That’s because the energy is no longer moving.)

I have a client who is 6’5″ and large boned. He weighs close to 300 pounds and carries it well. My hand slides under him like a hot knife through butter. His energy is flowing well through his body. I have another client who is 5’1″ with delicate bones and weighs about 110 pounds. I need a crane to lift her body; I can barely wiggle my hand under her. That is stagnated energy.

So I’ve looked at and observed the student on the table and gathered body language information. Now I can listen to the pulses and add that information. Lastly, I can ask the student if he/she has any discomfort or disharmony. Now, with all this information, I am able to practice the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

After working with the student on the table for 20 minutes, I will begin to see “fluff” disappear or shoulder dropping or feet moving into an upward position, etc. Then I get my reward by listening to the now harmonized pulses. The student tells me the physical, mental, spiritual issues they may have experienced are either gone or diminished.

This is my understanding of body reading. Awareness comes with practice.

The cautionary note from page 1 of Text II: “Jin Shin Jyutsu is being contaminated by personal desires and ambitions.” ” The responsibility for usage of knowledge received is within each one. The meaning of Jin Shin Jyutsu, The Creator’s Art-Effortless Reality (MAN)-explains that this responsibility is to the Creator and to oneself.”

So self-awareness comes first. What are my motives? Do I look for some kind of reward? Learn to BE. BE the SMILE. BE the dropping of the shoulders. BE the FUN. BE compassionate man allowing the Art of the Creator to flow through you, bringing harmony to self and others.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A reader asks…

…about pulses.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will try to explain the pulses as I understand them. I have been studying JSJ for 10+ years and still need to learn myself.

First, the reader must have taken at least one 5-day Basic class in order to know enough to ask the question. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher. All teachers happily answer questions their students may have. Remember that I am yet a student myself and have occasionally availed myself of help from one of my many teachers.

Pulses are introduced in Text I at “Touch or Feel of Flows” on page 7. This text cannot be purchased and is only available when taking the first 5-Day Basic class.

Pulses are discussed at length in Text II. (Again, this text can only be obtained when taking the 5-Day Basic class.)

When I was younger and stronger, I was an EMT. I learned how to take a pulse. This is the arterial pulse taken at the radial artery (wrist area), brachial artery (anterior aspect of the elbow), femoral artery (groin area),  popliteal artery (behind the kneecap),  posterior tibial artery (under the inner ankle bone) and/or dorsalis pedis artery (along the top of the foot).

While these are located in the same position as Safety Energy Locks, (Arterial just below SEL 18, Brachial at SEL 19, Femoral at SEL 15, Popliteal at SEL 8, Posterior tibial at SEL 5 and Dorsalis pedis at SEL 24), they are used to assess the peripheral vascular system.

With Jin Shin Jyutsu we listen to 12 pulses to determine harmony or disharmony of body function energy and the depths. We use index, middle and ring fingers to listen to these pulses. Left fingers are placed on the client’s right wrist, placing the index finger below the base of the thumb at the wrist and arranging the other fingers beside it. The opposite applies to the client’s left wrist as the listener uses the fingers of the right hand. This is done gently (superficially) simultaneously. After listening for a moment (up to two minutes), the listener “rolls” the fingers forward on the client’s wrists to listen to the 6 deep pulses.

The listener “hears” all 12 pulses and looks for harmony. If there is disharmony, each of the 12 pulses is related to a depth and body organ, and the listener has an idea of where there is a “stuck” and will perform the Art of Jin Shin Jyustu offering 1-3 flows, not to exceed 1 hour session in an 8 hour period. (As a rule.) When the listener is offering a flow, he/she listens to the body pulses at the site of each SEL. When harmony is heard between the hands, the listener can proceed to the next step of the flow. When the flow(s) is completed, the listener listens once again to the 12 pulses to be rewarded with hearing harmony!

This is a very simplified explanation of my experience in listening to pulses.

It is kind of funny that, while I heard the 12 wrist pulses, I could never identify the SEL body pulses. I could feel warmth going from one hand to the other or a “zzzzzz” sound like electricity, but never “felt/heard” the client’s body pulses. I would tell this to my teachers and fellow students trying to get help to hear and no one could help me. This went on for 8 or 9 years…YEARS!

Then one day, my friend Bara came from Germany to visit and suggested we go to a park and listen to the trees. I put my hands gently on a live tree and heard the pulse of the tree. I put my hands gently on an obviously dead tree and heard nothing.

It was only then that I realized I had been hearing SEL pulses all along…I just thought I was hearing my OWN finger pulses!

So, all you new students, stay the course, do not be discouraged. JSJ is an Art of harmonizing the body – first my own (self-help) and then others.

I hope this helps you, dear readers, to understand the pulses a little better.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A fellow student asks

A new student is attending Ian Harris’ 5-day Basic Class with me in Morristown, NJ. She wrote: I briefly spoke with you after you stated a condition can be corrected with 3-6 sessions with an experienced practitian. You also said it’s important that the client (me) follow the recommended self help.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

It was an important question and here is what I replied to her: Mary is the one who said it should only take 3-6 sessions if the client does daily self-help…I’m just quoting her.

JSJ is not about making money. JSJ is about the Art of God helping people through a compassionate man/woman/child.

That is Mary’s heart. It is why David permits me to teach self-help freely on the Internet. He not only gave me written permission, he wrote, “Have fun with it.”

There are different types of vaginitis:

Bacterial vaginosis, which results from overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in your vagina

Yeast infections, which are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans

Trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite and is commonly transmitted by sexual intercourse

Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis), which results from reduced estrogen levels after menopause.

Which type is diagnosed for you? What is the cause? Must be on the Mediator level, right?

With our growing understanding of JSJ, we know the body is saying there is a disharmony and the symptoms are merely calling our attention to it.

As it is above, so it is below.

As you study JSJ, you will become aware of the suggestions of teachers and other practitioners who are relating their own personal experience of working with a client’s project. Any one of the suggestions will help bring harmony.

Understanding the flow of energy through the body can help. Listening to wrist and body pulses will help.

Sara Harper says if you simply jumper-cable your thumb for the rest of your life, your mind-body-spirit will be in harmony.

Having a practitioner give sessions will only be more efficient…if…the client does daily self-help.

Master Murai meditated and did Mudras and his life was saved and he began his journey that we all benefit from today.

If you simply jumper-cable your own fingers as you take 36 conscious breaths, your body-mind-spirit will be harmonized.

JSJ does not “cure”. It “harmonizes”.

If you, as a client perform the MCV self-help every day and the 36 breaths while jumper-cabling your fingers every night, you will see the difference in 7 days. Mary says so.

Ian Harris is teaching us two very important truths.

1. Teachers teach us to think.

2. The key is awareness.

So, when we study SELs and Depths and Flows and (after five 5-day basic classes) Haruki Kato’s two textbooks, it is to help us to think and become aware. We must KNOW MYSELF IT IS first, then we can better help others.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A reader asks

…about flows that will help harmonize a chronic viral hepatitis disease of the liver, as it relates to the Star-Man Wheel.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will try to explain the Star-Man Wheel as I understand it. I have been studying JSJ for 10 years and still need to learn myself.

First, the reader must have taken at least one 5-day Basic class. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher. All teachers happily answer questions their students may have. Remember that I am yet a student myself and have occasionally availed myself of help from one of my many teachers.

Star-Man is very helpful as we learn to bring harmony to body, mind and spirit. One important acronym I’ve learned is “USE”. Star Man has a face, two arms and two legs. If you turn the wheel so his face is on 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder, you can apply the acronym.

USE: Unburden, Support, Energize  

“Unburden” is for 2 after (Star-Man’s left leg, or 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine)

“Support” is for 2 before (Star-Man’s right leg, or 4th depth Kidney/Bladder)

“Energize” is for 1 before (Star-Man’s right arm, or 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder)

Since harmonizing energy flows clockwise and disharmonized energy flows counter-clockwise, we want to make sure that every SEL is open before we release the blocked energy at 3rd Depth Liver, which has been “dammed” up. (…and backing up). So you can open 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine, then 4th Depth Kidney/Bladder and final bread down the dam at 3rd depth Liver/Gallbladder.

Cause could be either 1st Depth Stomach/Spleen or 4th Depth Kidney/Bladder or 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine and, since the manifestation of the dis-ease is 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder, then poor 2nd Depth Lung/Large Intestine is starving.

Remember what you learned in class about the order of the depths: 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 5th, 4th.

Take a look at your Star-Man. Note the position of 6th Depth (your own personal blueprint) Lumbar vertebrae.

This leaves us with many JSJ choices as to causes and flow options. That is why we need to learn to listen to our pulses. We listen for harmony. Where we hear disharmony, we have a place to begin and use the JSJ tools. Practice listening to your pulses every day. KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

I do not know the particulars, but usually tainted blood brings the virus to the liver where it can exist undetected for years…or not.

We know we draw from our own personal 6th Depth Blueprint every day. Also, we can draw new healthy cells from that Blueprint. Different cells of our body are renewed at different lengths of time; eventually every cell is replaced with a new, healthy 6th Dept cell! Remember that “down the front” is masculine, creative generation energy flow and “up the back” is feminine, cleansing, regeneration flow.

Everything is related to everything. This is why Mary said that she considered herself a student of JSJ all the years of her life.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help must be practiced every day to help harmonize our body, mind and spirit.

One flow may be more efficient for a particular project, but simply holding (jumper-cabling) your thumb will work to bring harmony…it just takes a little longer!

Also, the Self-Help for Fatigue Flow Adjustment (Trinity) is like bringing out the “big guns”! It harmonizes, the Main Central, both Supervisors and both Mediators.

1. Place RIGHT fingers at top center of right half of head

2. Place LEFT fingers at top center of left half of head

I recommend 20 minutes morning and evening and propping your upper arms on pillows. Remember, it is a light touch.

I hope this helps…don’t forget to call your teacher!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

 

 

 

A reader asks

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will respond to the reader who asked about Heart Function Energy. Actually, the reader asked about “heart function, one of the supporters of liver function”. I’m not too sure if the reader means the 3rd Depth Liver as the supporter for 5th Depth Heart.

I think the reader is referring to the Star-Man wheel. According to Star-Man, 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder supports 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine. 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine supports 1st depth Spleen/Stomach, therefore Heart does not support Liver on the Star-Man wheel. 4th Depth Kidney/Bladder supports Liver/Gallbladder. I hope this information is helpful. I’m not sure that I understand the question fully.

It will not hurt to briefly address Heart Function Energy as presented by one of the 24 teachers in a 5-day Basic Seminar. I will write only about the Self-Help aspect of the Flow.

For the Left flow:

Left hand on left 11 with right hand on left  17. Then move right hand to right 22. A quickie would be to place left fingers lightly on right high 19 and right fingers on opposite (left) 7.

Reverse hands for the Right flow.

Harmonizing Heart Function Energy will help with all vital projects, macular degeneration, epileptic seizures, blood circulation, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, repressed anger, insomnia, rheumatic fever, thin hair, dry skin, asthma, depression and will help prevent strokes and varicose veins.

Another quickie is to hold SEL 24 and the 4th toe of the right foot.

I’m all about fingers and breath…gently hold little finger and practice conscious breathing; through the nostrils, by exhaling slowly and deeply (down the front) and inhaling slowly and deeply (up the back).

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings