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Invite Joyful Harmony Breath by Breath

Monday, February 8, 2016
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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According to Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) Japanese acupressure, every health project or disharmony arises from problems inhaling, exhaling, or both. When the JSJ instructors discuss breathing they refer to the “Big B” Breath and the “little b” breath. The little b corresponds to the physical breath you exhale and inhale. The Big B Breath relates to the Universal breath, all aspects of energetic giving and receiving. Harmonizing the Universal breath brings physical health benefits as well.

When you have a specific label or diagnosis, you may receive JSJ flows or apply self-helps tailored to the project in question. However, for general support or if you face something complicated and/or undiagnosed, certain JSJ flows harmonize everything. For example, Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 1 supports all other flows and vice versa. The Sixth Depth self-helps (center of your palmOrgan Function Energies Umbilicus and Diaphragm) harmonize the Universal breath. Umbilicus supports all inhaling flows whereas Diaphragm harmonizes all exhaling ones. Organ Function Energy Kidney supports breathing, and therefore everything, because the flow passes through your lungs, airway, and mouth.

While complete JSJ flows contain up to seventeen separate steps, self-helps provide an abbreviated version. Often self-helps come directly from the first or “anchor” step of a flow sequence but sometimes the hold cannot be applied on yourself. Consider, for example, the impossible task of placing your left hand on your left elbow crease. Additional “everything” JSJ self-helps include the 5/6/7/8, Breathing, 23/25, Main Central Vertical (MCV), Opposite Fingers and Toes, and 3rd Method of Correction as shown in the table below. As always, you can hold self-helps for 36 exhales and inhales, for a fixed length of time, or until they feel done. In the case of Opposite Fingers and Toes, hold each toe approximately a minute.

My self-maintenance includes meditation, cardiovascular and strength workouts, Akashic Records readings, writing haiku, and various JSJ self-helps, among other practices. How do you maintain your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health?


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How does a typical Energy Quartet session go?

We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.

What should I wear to receive table work?

In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.

How do I prepare for a session?

Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."

Are the Akashic Records predictive?

No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!

Why can't children receive Akashic Records consultations?

Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.


The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.

Do you record Akashic Records consultations?

No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.

Why do self-helps?

Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!