Shinshin-toitsu-do was founded by Nakamura Tempu (1876 – 1968). The practice is also known as “Japanese Yoga,” and is a combination of Raja Yoga and Karma Yoga, and includes meditation exercises.
The goal of Shinshin-toitsu-do is supplying a method of “unifying body and mind” to realize our true nature as human beings.
Three elements are important to reach unification:
- Training to reveal the nature of positivity (optimism);
- Reformation of the subconscious;
- Regulating and maintaining a balanced condition in the nervous system.
The practice itself focuses on four basic principles to unify mind and body:
- Using the mind in a positive way;
- Using the mind with full concentration;
- Using the body naturally;
- Training the body gradually, systematically and continuously.