Location: On the upper back, by the inside and upper corners of the shoulder blades, to the left and right of the spine
SEL 3 is an ascending flow that helps with descending energy. It is located on the Supervisor pathway.
SEL 3 acts like a door, swinging forth to unload tension, then swinging back to receive purified energy. It brings movement and permeability to all areas.
SEL 3 is the Body’s Antibiotic Center. The Immune System is vital and healthy when SEL 3 is fully present.
It is the pulmonary specialist, supports and harmonizes the respiratory system, and strengthens breathing in and out. It also harmonizes our lymphatic system, aids in treating fevers, colds, and sore throats. SEL 3 aids with lung ailments, bronchial asthma, and bronchitis.
As it strengthens breathing in and out, SEL 3 enables us to let go of the old and connect with the new. Through balanced breathing we are free from emotional upset and worry. Mentally and emotionally, SEL 3 supports emotional stress, grief, all attitudes, and brings new perspectives and awareness. SEL 3 harmonizes the Breath of Life as it exhales and inhales the body. It balances our giving and receiving – spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Unhappiness and emotional upset disappear as SEL 3 balances, harmonizes and mediates “giving / receiving” in every relationship with life. We are happy and healthy.
Restrictions of movement – primarily in the arm and shoulder areas – can be harmonized with SEL 3. SEL 3 relaxes the shoulders and upper back, aids with tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist ganglion, trigger finger, and numbness and tingling in the fingers.
SEL 3 is a good SEL to jumper-cable when there is stress or tension in the pelvic girdle.
When SEL 3 is not in harmony, breathing may be uneasy. The individual may have an upper back that is full and tight. A person may appear sad or angry, be nervous or fidgeting, or appear fatigued. They may cough, or produce excess mucus. The individual may have allergies, asthma, or have a cold or fever.
Q & A
Q: Can you recommend a book about this topic? Very interesting!
A: The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister is a really good place to start if you’d like to learn about Jin Shin Jyutsu. JSJ Instructor, Waltraud-Riegger-Krause has put together a good book and card set to use as a resource called Health Is in Your Hands. JSJ, inc. has an online store with books, student manuals, and other JSJ items as well as a subscription to the quarterly magazine, Main Central.