I read one of Masahiro Oki’s articles titled ‘Let’s Enhance Sensibility’ which had been written in his monthly magazine ‘Yoga’ issued in March 1968. He wrote about the different roles of sensibility and intelligence and that it is important for humans to enhance both.… Read more
Today is Oki-sensei’s birthday. At the site of his Dojo in Mishima, Japan, is now taking place a ceremony for unveiling the monumental natural stone. The site is transformed a small park. I will report about it soon. Not being able to join it from abroad, I am posting this to celebrate it.… Read more
Oki-sensei gave many lectures on meditation in Japanese. Listening to three of them (1982.05.16, 1983.05.01 and 1983.08.11), I have picked up the following 12 points and translated into English. These points, combined with other topics or examples, were talked in various orders in different lectures.… Read more
My last post was about Oki-sensei’s description of what the natural body, natural mind-heart and natural lifestyle are for human beings and that yoga is a system of ‘philosophy and practical methods’ that teaches this to us.
Here is what I picked up from Oki-sensei’s lectures ‘What is yoga?’ (1978.7.28 & 1978.9.29).
Meaning of the word ‘yoga’
The word ‘yoga’ means ‘to unite’ or ‘to yoke’ and refers to uniting the Plus Force and Minus Force. Nature works as plus and minus forces perpetually change, move towards balance and reach stability.… Read more
To start this blog, I listened to a couple of Oki-sensei’s lectures given in old days. The scale of his teaching is vast and profound. Despite how long I have been engaged in Okido yoga, it still makes me feel that I cannot concisely sum up what Oki-sensei taught – i.e.… Read more