Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008 SMAA Seminar (3)

Saturday--July 26, 2008
H. E. Davey kicked off the event on Saturday morning with instruction in the Shin-shin-toitsu-do system of Japanese yoga and meditation. Since many students had experience with stretching exercises, and due to time constraints, he skipped the basic stretching exercises he typically starts classes with. Actually, instead of focusing on the stretching, meditation, breathing exercises, and other disciplines that comprise Shin-shin-toitsu-do, he chose to concentrate on the art’s Four Basic Principles to Unify Mind and Body. Through unification of mind and body, people can realize their full potential in many activities, including the martial arts.

The photos in the post are of H. E. Davey teaching mind and body unification exercises created by Nakamura Tempu Sensei. Students can be seen practicing these disciplines.