Kinesiology Self Testing

Kinesiology Self-Testing – Basic Guidelines


Kinesiology is a powerful tool to access information from your body. By testing a chosen muscle to see whether it stays strong or becomes weak when a particular thought, feeling or statement is on your mind, it is possible to communicate with and receive information from your body in relation to that thought, feeling or statement. This is a simple and useful self-testing technique that amongst many other things, can be used to help choose essences.

Here we are connecting the tips of the thumb and little finger of your non-dominant hand to form a  circle, and your thumb and forefinger of your dominant hand are your ‘testing fingers’.


How to do itKinesiology finger positions

Place the tips of the thumb and little finger of your left (or non-dominant) hand lightly together, forming a circle (a)

Insert the thumb and first finger of the other hand (b) into this circle and, gently pushing these apart, lightly attempt to open the circle.

If the thought, feeling or statement on your mind as you do this is positive or correct, then the circle stays strong and your fingers remain connected (d). This gives you a ‘yes‘ answer. 

If the thought, feeling or statement is negative or incorrect, then the circle weakens, and opens (c).  This give you a ‘no‘ answer.

In this way you can get ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers to your questions.


Basic guidelines for getting yes and no answers

1. Take a couple of deep breaths in, hold for a moment, and then let them out. Bring your attention into your body and into the present moment.

2. Bring to your mind a statement or a question that you want to ask. Form it so that it is simple, clear and can only have a single yes or no response.

3. Say the statement or question out loud, or clearly in your mind. Then using your fingers as described above, insert the testing fingers into the circle, gently press outwards and see whether you a get a strong or a weak response.

3. If the circle opens then your answer is ‘no’, and if they stay strong then your answer if ‘yes’. If the response feels fuzzy or unclear, then either your question needs to be more clear, or your energy is not grounded and clear enough to be able to respond.

4. Practice often. Start off with with making simple statements and asking simple questions that you know the response to, such as your name, age, gender etc. This will give you a feeling experience of a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’ response. As you feel more confident, move on to those you don’t know the response to and are curious about but without being attached to which response you get. The less you ‘care’ about what the answer is, the more accurate you’re likely to be.

5. Take your whole learning curve lightly so that you stay relaxed and enjoy the process. Remember that this is just one way – there are many ways to get a yes or no sense, such as intuition, instinct, using a pendulum,  receiving an image such as a thumbs up or a thumbs down, allowing your body to move in one way for a yes, and another for a no, etc. All these depend on having a very clear statement or question, thought or feeling, to respond to, and once you have that then you’re in business! 


Examples of questions – Connecting with your Team

Am I connected with …(team member)…?

Am I grounded, balanced and stable?

Is my team/council/partnership grounded, balanced and stable ?

Am I clear?

Is … (name the feeling/image/thought/impression)… that I’m sensing accurate?

Is this feeling/image/thought/impression coming to me from my intuition?

Is this feeling/image/thought/impression coming to me from my fellow team-members?

Is this feeling/image/thought/impression coming to me from my fears or blocks?

Do I need to communicate more with my team about what’s coming up for me?

Do I need to just be present and receive?

Am I giving enough feedback about what I’m feeling and thinking as you work with me?

Is this session complete?

Has the connection shifted to the level that’s appropriate and for my highest good as I move on with my day?

Is there a particular time that would be good to connect with this particular team again?

(Pause to check each of these possibilities in turn.)

Later today? Tomorrow? Next Wednesday? In 10 days time? I’ll know when the time comes? 

How long does this/next session need to be – 10min/30min/40min/ something else?


Examples of questions – Choosing/Making Essences

Do I need any essences?

Which essences do I need? This one? This one? (etc)

How many drops do I need? 1 drop? 2 drops? (etc)

Am I clear?

Do I need another essence?


Is there an essence coming in for me (that needs to be grounded into water)?

Is it of the highest frequency and for my highest good?

Is it now completely in and fully grounded in the water?

Am I clear?

How often do I need to take it? Once a day? Twice a day? More often? (etc)

How long do I need to take it for? One day? Two days? A week? (etc)




A Few Tips

Keep it clear and keep it simple – if you’re not getting a clear answer then either your question or your focus may need to become more clear. For example it may help to write down your question, and to make sure that you are only asking one question at a time. It’s also very important that you are detached from the answer as otherwise you may influence the response. Ask only questions that have a clear yes or no answer. Drink plenty of water to make sure you’re hydrated, and if you’re tired, take a break. Keep the pressure light – ensure that the pressure that you are holding your fingers together with, is the same as the pressure you are using to push them apart. If you feel very unclear then just allow what process is happening, to just happen – it may be that you’re in the middle of an energetic shift that needs to happen in order for you to become clear.