Christine Anne, of Boulder, Colorado, shares her experience at Jin Shin Jyutsu for Mothers, Babies and Children ~ A Special Topic Class with Philomena Dooley in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 56, Spring 2007:
Philomena taught about how the 1s and 8s help the descending and ascending flows. The 8s release stress and strains in the pelvic girdle. When checking the 8s, one side may be tighter than the other. By holding the 8s, we can help the body come into harmony. The 8s recharge the Third Depth, which is the little “s” source of life, and the Sixth Depth, the big “S” Source of Life. Feel how tight the line is on the 8 and then the 1. One 8 will be tighter than the other. Babies are so little, the 8s and 1s and calves can all be held at the same time. As Pat Meador said to me, “I get everything I can reach.”
Class was a balance of lecture in the morning and demonstration in the afternoon with children and mothers who were invited to come. Many children simply sat in their parents’ laps while being jumper cabled. This is how I teach mothers. I call it, “Jin Shin Jyutsu in the Lap.”
A key point that was presented was cradling Left and Right Safety Energy Lock 4. Jed taught in my first 5-Day class – and Philomena reiterated – the importance of applying the Reversing and Increasing 1st Depth Flow (Text 1, pg. 62) to help infants as soon as possible after birth [along with cradling the 4s]. Newborn transition from the womb to external life requires rapid dynamic changes on every level. They must receive their first breath and come into consciousness. Holes in the heart must close, and the alveoli in the lungs must open.
The Reversing and Increasing 1st Depth Flow is simply holding the baby as you would normally, with one hand holding the upper back touching the right Safety Energy Lock 9/26 area and the other holding the opposite hip and buttocks [touching the left Safety Energy Lock 2]. Then reverse to apply one hand to the left Safety Energy Lock 9/26 area and the other to the right Safety Energy Lock 2.
It is a wonder to behold an infant come into consciousness, getting very still, opening their eyes, gazing about with a look of knowing. Breath and heart rate harmonize. Babies become alert and nurse well.
Since this special topic class, I collaborated with a Lactation Consultant and have been able to teach several classes to a Mother-Baby Breast Feeding Support group. The mothers were receptive and very interested.
All of this is just the beginning. Perhaps, if, as Jin Shin Jyutsu student/practitioners, we consider and visualize the joys and wonders of applying this harmonizing Art to mothers and their babies, they will come, we will learn and the world will be richer in harmony, healing, smiles and fun.
Thank you, Christine.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, blessings
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