H. E. Davey started training on Sunday morning with another Japanese yoga class, continuing his explanation of mind and body unification principles and exercises. He taught the following points at the 2008 SMAA Seminar:
Four Basic Principles to Unify Mind and Body
1. Maintain a positive mind.
2. Train the mind to arrive at full concentration.
3. Use the body obeying the laws of nature.
4. Train the body progressively, systematically, and regularly.
He also followed up on Rippy Sensei’s emphasis on the tanden, explaining that this natural center in the lower abdomen can serve as a point of mental focus for calming the mind, while coordinating the mind and body.