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
The building of Okido Yoga Dojo in Mishima, near Mt. Fuji, was demolished around 2010 due to deterioration. As the result of subsequent researches and discussions, it was decided to donate the land to Mishima City to make it a park, and to put a memorial stone (photo) at one spot of the park.… Read more
Approaching from the vertical central axis
Many similar videos can be found on Youtube, but I just want you to look at this one below introduced in a course I attended – ‘Bones For Life’ founded by Ruthy Alon. Looking at this video, I would like to express some thoughts about Hara and the natural body, which can be approached from awareness of the body’s central axis.… Read more
How effective these exercises are is not measured by appearance; that somebody bends a lot and another looks stiff. Some people are naturally suppler than others. However, in a supple person, suppleness could be only in the partial body, not in the whole.… Read more
So far I have been receiving very good feedbacks, and so I think the attendees have been receiving benefits on physical aspects. Readers, please put your comments as you wish. Here in this post, I describe my own feedback about ‘Effects in mind occurring through Online Lessons’.… Read more
What I love about Okido Yoga is that classes and retreats are never the same. There is always something new or fresh for me to learn. The Autumn Retreat at the end of October was no exception. I took the train to Rickmansworth (near the Loudwater retreat venue) rather than driving.… Read more
I have picked up some more words from Oki-sensei’s Japanese lecture given on 1978.9.29, as follow:
“ I think that all methods to lead us to saving, enlightening, restoring health or making wishes true are concluded only as one way. It is that we search, devise and make efforts to practise a way of living to make our innate life force happy.… 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