Dynamic Meditation (Shin Shin
Dynamic Meditation focuses on developing mind and body
coordination: a calm relaxed state that can be maintained
in action and at rest. Dynamic Meditation is also known
as Japanese Yoga and Ki Development. In Japan it is called
Shin-Shin Toitsu Do - The Way of Mind/Body Oneness. This
practice originated with Tempu
Nakamura, who traveled to the Himalayas in 1916, where
he spent 3 years training. When he returned to Japan he
started teaching what he had learned, from a distinctively
Japanese perspective. There are influences from Zen,
Shinto and martial arts practices. Koichi
Tohei, the foremost teacher of Shin-Shin Toitsu Do,
developed Nakamura's teaching methods further. He is known
for integrating these teaching methods into the practice
This practice is very compatible with Yoga practice
and Martial Arts training. It includes detailed training
in the following areas.
Good posture fosters a dynamic balance of the mind and
body. Proper posture uses all the muscles of the body
and avoids overusing muscle groups.
Learn to observe the workings of your mind more clearly
by developing focus & concentration.
Breathing is one of the most basic activities of the body.
We teach full, relaxed deep breathing, which is good for
general health. Mindful breathing practice improves the
ability of the mind to lead the body.
- Visualization Techniques
The mind leads the body. Using our imagination in a positive
way improves the rest of our training and our life.
- Calmness & Relaxation
Through very specific techniques, individuals experience
the power of calmness and relaxation. The methods used
in class can be applied in daily life.
- Stretching & Movement
Simple, light floor stretches and a set of rhythmic movements
are taught and practiced. They are used to discover and
express calmness and relaxation in motion.
Dynamic Meditation uses visualization techniques, meditation,
breathing, stretching, and movement to teach how mind and
body are connected and interactive. The training works with
the premise that the mind leads the body. Practice develops
confidence and discipline, which leads to greater relaxation
and physical stability. A light push is often used to test
the stability of students in various postures and movements.
This “ki test” provides a form of biofeedback, revealing
the quality and depth of physical relaxation and mental
calmness. Each test helps students cultivate a reliable
relaxation response that can be called upon in daily life.
Our training uses posture and movement to affect a more
positive mental state, while at the same time showing how
a positive outlook improves posture and movement.
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