100 years ago in Japan, a young man was healed from a life-threatening illness by holding special finger positions, called mudras. The name of this young man was Jiro Murai and his experience is considered to be the hour of birth of Jin Shin Jyutsu as we know it today.
Jiro Murai devoted the rest of his life to this ancient Art of harmonizing the body’s energies. He searched in archives, made practical studies and kind of rediscovered Jin Shin Jyutsu in the process. He gave his rich wisdom and knowledge to Mary Burmeister, who translated it into our western language and understanding. Since then, Jin Shin Jyutsu has spread from Arizona into the world and is practiced by thousands of students. This year we want to remember and honor this beautiful story and the people who were part of it.
On Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 3-4p, in fellowship with others around the world, friends of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu practiced the finger poses (mudras) that Master Jiro Murai taught to Mary Burmeister to share with the world. No prior knowledge or experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu was required. All were welcome to participate.
There were people in Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, India, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Canada and America who participated. All practiced in their individual time zones, so this event traveled around the world from time zone to time zone!
Though the event has passed, we invite you to take part in practicing the mudras, wherever you may be, for your health and well-being. Saturday came and went, but we were very happy to have hosted an event in Mystic, CT. It is our hope that you will discover the healing power within your own hands!