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Live Training Series (1) "Rei" (礼: Bowing)

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  From Headquarters #8 – Live Training Series (1) "Rei" (礼: Bowing) Now, we are starting a new project “Live Training Series”, in which we go back the basics of the Nishino Method breathing exercises. In this blog, we will describe how our Senior Instructors in the Headquarters are demonstrating the Nishino Method Sokushin Breathing, the first one-hour part of the Regular two-hour lessons. We are glad if you feel you are actually practicing live in our daily lessons.  We begin with a relaxed and longer (about one-minte) "Rei" (bowing) . The Nishino Method "Rei" is not bound by formalities. It is performed to relax the body from the inside.  Basically, you sit on your knees (seiza), but do not overdo it. If there is any pain in the knees, it is okay to break one's legs. The area from the navel down is loosened as if you are soaking in a hot spring. (Bow to the teacher) While exhaling through your mouth (leaning your upper body forward), thighs and stoma

Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (6) Mu-shin

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  From Headquarters #7 – Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (6) Kozo Nishino   "Mu-shin" In order to bring luck into our life, we need to be in a state of “Mu-shin (innocence)”, or to be selflessness. Mushin is a state of ease and contentment that conforms to the laws of nature. When we cultivate a state of Mu-shin at the cellular level, we are able to enjoy whatever we do, and we are excited about our endeavors. It is said that genius is the talent to work hard, and this talent to work hard means the ability to work hard in an exciting and enjoyable way. It is often said that "what one likes, one will do well".  This is well said. In general, hard work is not as effective as one might think. However, people think with their brains and try their best to "make an effort," but there is a limit to this. When they realize that their efforts are spinning out of control and that no results are forthcoming, they simply become exhausted and lame

Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (5) What is Taiki?

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  From Headquarters #6 - Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (5) What is Taiki*? Kozo Nishino True freedom can only be obtained by physically sensing your body on a cellular level. Rules and mechanisms are things that are only made up, and if you try to gain freedom within them, you will run into a wall at every turn. Certainly, mechanisms and rules are necessary to form a group called society. Without them, social order cannot be maintained. However, social rules are only created by the greatest common denominator. They are often inconvenient for individual ways of life, which is why people suffer. To get out of this system, you must first act against the wall and feel the resistance. People tend to give up before taking action, thinking, "If I try to live freely, I will run into walls. However, the important thing is how to carve out one's own freedom in the midst of encountering various walls and feeling resistance. Imagine being alone on an isolated islan

Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (4) The only truth is that we are alive right now

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  From Headquarters #5 - Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (4)   The only truth is that we are alive right now Kozo Nishino The only thing that is clear is that we are alive now. This is the only truth. Everything else is a world of illusions, except for the truth that you are alive and breathe.  When you go into the coffin, you cannot take with you any of the things you have acquired in the world of illusion - your position in the company, your title, your property, your status, your honor, and so on. It is only because you are alive that you can make your illusions bloom. Your life is all that matters. The rest is the various dreams that accompany "life. In other words, the One (self) is everything (the world), and everything is the One. In other words, "life" itself. Dreams do not exist independently of themselves. It is only possible when there is a dreamer. In order for the flower (illusion) to bloom, the root (the truth that you are alive) must be

Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (3) Methods to Train Breathing - What is “Taiki”?

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From Headquarters #4 - Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (3) Methods to Train Breathing - What is “Taiki”? Kozo Nishino “Taiki” is the communication of energy that is emanating from the body. Communication, in general, is the transmission of one’s intention. Verbal communication is the communication of what you think and what you want to say through words.  Humans communicate with each other through actions and words.  And one more thing, we must not forget that the communication of the energy that human beings possess is taking place naturally.  Intention is a human idea. What precedes thought is human life energy. The exchange of life energy is essential in human communication. We can practice the exchange of the life energy through Taiki. This is the meaning of Taiki.   Humans form various things through verbal communication, creating a rich human life and world. That is how important communication is. Because of its importance, the communication of life energy, the root o

Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (2) The Secrets of Ki

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From Headquarters #3 - Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (2) The Secrets of Ki Kozo Nishino Ki" is life energy itself. Energy is trivialized when we try to understand it in terms of ideas. It cannot be grasped without mobilizing all the senses of the body. By capturing Ki through sensitivity, and by being filled with Ki, our senses become richer, and a more wonderful world opens up. The joy of being alive now encompasses the joy of "what will happen tomorrow? When we are fixed, we stagnate. Change" creates "joyful moments," and "joyful moments" create "eternity. Eternity" is the middle of enjoyment. There is no goal in the world of Ki. It is always in progress. It is always in progress, but at the same time, it is always joyful and fulfilling. The only truth for human beings is that they are alive at this very moment. And the fact that we are alive at this moment is already "in the past" the next moment.

Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (1) Breathing to Restore Freedom

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From Headquarters #2 - Messages from Master Kozo Nishino (1) Thank you very much for your attention to the official blog of the Headquarters of the Nishino Method - Breathing Excercises. You are able to locate us at our official website https://nishinojuku.com/ for more detailed information.  We will start a series of blog letters that features some notable messages in the books written by Master Kozo Nishino, the founder of the Nishino Breathing Method.  Breathing to Restore Freedom Kozo Nishino People think that rules and regulations are the rules and norms for living, but we live within the natural order of things, and within gravity, resisting them. In weightlessness, people think they are free because there is no resistance, but they are never free to move. Not only that, but if you live in space without gravity for a long period of time, as astronauts do, you lose calcium and your bones become weak. When gravity (a word “jyu-ryoku is written in two Chinese characters) is