Shinshin-Toitsu-Do | Japanese Yoga

Published: May 5, 2021 | Revised: Jan 24, 2024
Written by: Marce Ferreira

Shinshin-Toitsu-Do | Japanese Yoga

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.

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