Safety Energy Lock 5 (SEL 5) relates to regeneration and releasing fear. So many times we are caught in fear and unable to move forward. This is reflected in our bodies at SEL5 – on the medial or inner side of our ankle. When this area is congested, the energy isn’t flowing and we can help ourselves to let go of old ideas and concerns.
In Jin Shin Jyutsu, there are 26 energy centres on each side of our body referred to as safety energy locks. Each of these areas correspond to certain characteristics and offer ways that we can harmonise our being. SEL 5 is located on the inside of our ankles just below the ankle bone.
We sometimes tend to ignore our ankles and our feet – they are so far from our heads, where many of us spend most of our time. Being grounded and aware of our connection with the earth helps us with stability and flexibility.