Healing with Your Hands

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Healing Touch

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Reach out and "touch" somebody.

Touch is a basic human instinct each of us is born with. Reaching out and touching another person is a universal action that offers love and caring.

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Holding Hands

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Holding hands with another person is a very healing action.

Likely, it was your mother or father who first held your hand when you began taking baby steps. Having a parent hold your hand while you were out in the world made you feel safe, protected from any harm. Later, hand-holding was likely done in friendship with your schoolmates or siblings. Hand-holding during the dating scene was a whole new experience that made your heart skip a beat or two. Holding hands is definitely a heart-connected activity!

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Playing With Your Hands

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When is the last time you made mud pies or sand castles?.

Stoop down to the ground and get your hands dirty. Go ahead, a little dirt under the fingernails won't hurt you. Using your hands in some form of play activity is one of the best ways of communicating with that child who resides within. It's not a good idea to neglect your inner child.

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Hand Gestures

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We all use hand gestures.

If you are like me, communicating with your hands comes second nature to speaking with your voice. Through certain gestures we can convey affirmative and healing messages. These simple hand gestures are blowing kisses, clapping your hands to show appreciation, giving someone a thumbs up, and so on.

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Mudra Hand Postures

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A special type of sign-language.

Mudras

are a special type of sign-language spoken with the hands using hand gestures and finger postures. Mudras,

Hand Positions of the Buddha

, are often incorporated in meditation and yoga practice.

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Prayerful Hands

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Prayerful Hands.

The intention of closed eyes during prayer is to quiet the mind whereas the intention of two hands placed together during prayer is to quiet the physical body's activities. When the mind and hands are silenced the spirit is allowed a more focused communciation with a place of knowing. This knowing place may be called God, Buddha, higher self, nature, or whatever term fits within your beliefs.

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Creating With Your Hands

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We are the co-creators of our lives.

The "handiest tools" (pun intended) for creating things are our hands. Self healing will often occur during the process of creating something with your own hands. Plus there is much satisfaction that comes from being the creator of something. We are all artists in some fashion or other.

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Making Music With Your Hands

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Listening to music is healing in of itself.

Being the musician who is playing the music can take sound therapy to a whole different level. With your hands serving as your therapist you can vent heartfelt emotions while playing the notes on the musical instrument of your choice.

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Nurturing Hands

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Nurturing hands.

We often think of our mothers as our primary nurturer. There are many reasons for this, but one is because of the tasks nurturing mothers perform with their hands which show us how much they love us. It is our mothers' hands that tucked us in at bedtime when we were children. Mothers handcraft clothing to keep us feeling cozy and warm. A mother prepares delicious homecooked meals with her hands to nourish our bodies. I'm not discounting all the caring fellows in our midst, both genders possess nurturing hands. But, moms especially seem to have a knack for nurturing.

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Hands-On Healing

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Hands-on healing techniques.

There are a variety of hands-on techniques that holistic heath practitioners are trained in using to bring about a healing response from their clients.


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