Plane, Trains and Automobiles...

 

This week I had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii for work. Many times travel feels like Steve Martin's journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles(a classic I highly recommend you see), leaving you to wonder if you will reach your destination in one piece; arriving with your mind, body and emotional state intact. 

My journey included a 10.5 hour flight from New York to the beautiful island of Oahu, where the time difference is six hours. Talk about time travel!

Most people after a journey like that arrive feeling  fatigued, disoriented due to a shift in time zones, and stiff from sitting so many hours in the little containers they call seats. Oh, and not to mention all the different energies you've been exposed to and possibly taken on from the people and situations around you. 

Today's self-help is wonderful to use for any type of traveling you do. It helps our body to acclimate to a new environment, time zone or situation; dissipating any accumulations of energy we've acquired along the way. How to achieve this? Simply hold your fingers darling!

Through holding each one of our fingers, we help our body to harmonize the 144,000 functions it can perform daily. I'm sure we've all experienced at one point or another some of those functions getting a little banged up in transit. All the more reason to maintain the gift of our health, so we can flow beautifully through life. 

Each one of our fingers and palms has a certain relationship to an area of the mind, body or emotional state. This is why just going through and holding each one of our fingers is so powerful, because it gives us a simple way to balance the energy flow for all aspects of our ENTIRE being.   

How To:    - Bring your awareness to your body and breath. Hold each finger for at least 6 complete even, full breaths. Have a gentle hold, there is no need to squeeze or grip tightly.  - Hold each finger one at a time, starting with the thumb and ending with the palms. - You do not have to hold all fingers in one sitting, this can be done throughout day. - If one finger feels really good, hold it longer. It's your body's way of telling you it has a need there. 

How To:

- Bring your awareness to your body and breath. Hold each finger for at least 6 complete even, full breaths. Have a gentle hold, there is no need to squeeze or grip tightly. 
- Hold each finger one at a time, starting with the thumb and ending with the palms.
- You do not have to hold all fingers in one sitting, this can be done throughout day.
- If one finger feels really good, hold it longer. It's your body's way of telling you it has a need there. 

Each finger has a certain time that it is more "active" than the others. I recently learned that you can hold the finger that corresponds with your time of arrival. This gives an extra boost to the your acclimation. Here is a finger clock guide for you to use: