When Mary Burmeister fell ill, Jiro Murai rode the train daily to visit her in the hospital. He applied not the 14-step Supervisor flow. Neither did he use the 17-step Fatigue. Nor the secret long 23-25 Regeneration Flow.
What Jiro did was the three-step 11-12-4-3 flow, given in our Textbook 1, p. 26. My notes offer little insight as to what the flow does except to label is as all-inclusive. One thing for certain, it is difficult to apply it for self-help without modifications. My teachers usually recommended Mudra No 6 as a self-help instead.
What does the flow really do, and how is it related to Mudra No 6? Can we really place our thumb over the ring fingernail and harmonize ourselves as effectively as the three steps of the 11-12-4-3 flow?
I set off to do some research on my own. I first listened to my pulses before I started my experiment. Then, I held Mudra No 6 for 5 minutes. A quick pulse-listen showed no discernible difference from my pre-session pulses, so I held it for another ten minutes, for total of 15 minutes.
Somewhere around the tenth minute, my breathing cleared up and its quality skyrocketed. My body, the head especially, felt light and open to the circulation of air. The pulses, however, were still following the pattern from before the session.
Now, I moved to the actual steps of the 11-12-4-3 flow, with modifications, of course, to allow for self-help
Right on Left 4 and Left on Right 9/10.
It is hard to reach SELs 9 or 10 in the back, so I used SEL 26 instead. I placed my left hand under my right arm at SEL 26. I stretched my fingers so that their tips can extend to the edge of SELs 9 and 10 on the back.
I placed the right hand on the left SEL 4 and held the position for about 5 minutes. This is the step that lead to most dramatic change in the pulses from befor and after. I felt them loud in my index fingers mostly, and now they had quieted, though not completely harmonized.
Right on Left 11.
Now, I moved my right hand from left SEL 4 to left SEL 11 and kept the position for another 3-4 minutes.
Left on right ring finger
Swapping hands, I placed the left hand on the Left SEL 11 and with the right hand I formed Mudra No 6.
The pulses after Steps 2 and 3 continued to be very close to those after Step 1. I think based on what I experienced, I am going to stick with the following variation of the flow.
- Make Mudra No 6 with both hands
- Left hand on Right SEL 26, Right hand on Left SEL 4
- Left hand on Right SEL 26, Right hand on Left 11
What do you think? What is your experience with the 11-12-4-3 flow? Have you done it on others? On yourself?