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  • SubGenre:Acupressure & Acupuncture
  • Language:English
  • Pages:74
  • eBook ISBN:9798350905809
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350905793

JingJin Yoga

Fascial Stretches Combining Yoga and Acupressure Muscle Meridians

by Deborah Valentine Smith and Barbara "Teddy" Piotrowski

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The authors have combined the asanas of Yoga with the JingJin, which are the energy pathways specific to muscle tissue used in acupressure and acupuncture. These stretches can stimulate the immune system; improve the circulation of blood and protective Qi; and ease stiff, strained/twisted muscles, spasms, and pain along the course of the JingJin meridians. The "reset" and realignment of the fascia can include, among other effects: • Reduction of tension and discomfort • A felt sense of well-being • Stress reduction and increased resilience

The role of the fascia in the human body has been getting a lot of attention.  Its effects are far-reaching because it surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, and fiber in place! In short, it is everywhere and affects everything! The trick is to keep the fascia “unstuck” so that it is supple and hydrated and can glide, slide, twist, and bend with movement. Bodyworkers know about it because it is everywhere we touch. Yoga practitioners know about it because their asanas are designed to stretch it.   JingJin Yoga is about combining those two Eastern wisdoms: Yoga and Chinese Medicine. Unlike other bodywork methods that use the principal energy pathways of acupressure and acupuncture, it focuses on the pathways that are dedicated specifically to the muscles and fascia - the JingJin.
The authors have used the pathways of the JingJin to fine-tune the asanas of Yoga and added the mind-body connection with the energy pathways through guided meditation. These deceptively simple stretches profoundly benefit the whole body in many surprising ways. When done regularly the effects are cumulative and endless!

About the author

Deborah Valentine Smith, B.A., Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM®), has been a Registered Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® practitioner since 1979 and a senior Authorized JSD Teacher since 1983. She is a licensed massage therapist in New York and a Certified Instructor with the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®). She has taught worldwide in massage and bodywork schools, learning centers, and formal training programs. She has written numerous articles for Massage and Chinese Medicine publications. Deborah is especially interested in teaching self-care methods like JingJin Yoga to the public.

Barbara “Teddy” Piotrowski, RN, HNB-BC, BA, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM®), C-IAYT is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse with more than 40 years of medical experience. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist, a Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy, with an expertise in Shiatsu and Acupressure, and has been a Reiki Master, for over 20 years. As a Registered Nurse, Teddy saw the benefits of Eastern healing arts and believed it to be crucial to integrate them into everyday living. The self-care they provide is a piece that was missing in her Western based medical training.

Through the years Teddy has assisted individuals in all stages of life; from children and teens, couples working through fertility concerns, to older adults. Along with her own growth and acceptance of Eastern therapeutic ideals, she nourished the growth of her company, Greater Harmony, a business totally dedicated to promoting the benefits of a healthier and a more energetic way of life. 

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