Breathe the Ki of the Universe through your body

Our lives are like the amount of water we might take from the great sea and hold in our hands. We call this I. Yes, it is the same as calling the water our water because we hold it in our hands. On the other hand, from the standpoint of the water, it is a part of the great sea. Although if we open our hands the water will fall back to the sea, even as it remains in our hands it is in conflux with the outer great sea. If we refuse to let the water flow with its own, it will go stale. Our lives...

Human beings are one with the Universe

Where did we come from Everyone answers we were born because our mother's egg was fertilized with the father's sperm. Well, where did the sperm and egg come from First we need to understand, what was the beginning of human beings Not only human beings but everything has its beginning. Anything that has form must have a beginning. For example the sun is said to be blazing now, but there must have been a beginning of the fire. There must also have been a fire, before...

Ki test

First photo Stand straight and stiff Second photo Do Ki test Third photo Easy to be moved First photo Loosing Ki and loss of energy Second photo Do Ki test. Third photo Easy to be moved First photo Run in place and check the natural distance of the feet. Then stand on your toes and ease your heels down on the ground. This is the relaxed standing posture. Second photo Person who does Ki test stands diagonally in front and left of her partner and with her right hand, pushes gently on examinee's...

Live with plus Ki Mind has a power

Our Ki is a part of the Universe and our body is the vessel used to house our Ki. The mind is that thing, given by the Universe, with which we must protect and bring up the physical vessel and with which we must prompt and control the exchange of our own Ki with that of the Universe. Perhaps we could make a comparison between the processes involved in the generation of electricity and those in the flow of Ki. In the generator, the basic essence of electricity becomes electricity and flows out...

Living calmness is our original and natural state

The weight of every object naturally settles at its lowest point. Since the body of a man is also an object, if he relaxes completely, the weight of every part should naturally be settled at the lowest point. Living calmness is a state where the weight of an object naturally settles underside. So, if a man relaxes completely, he can always remain calm. This is the third of the Four basic principles. If you relax keeping the weight of your body at its lowest part, naturally your mind calms down....

Resolution of eye fatigue visual recovery and have natural eyes

As personal computer and cell phone become widely used, people often experience eye fatigue. Eye fatigue, bleary eyes, painful eyes etc. would appear especially for those who use personal computer extensively. At this rate, it may result in cataracts and or glaucoma while still at a young age. First, please wash your hands before beginning any Kiatsu to your eyes. Close your eyes lightly. Then, touch softly in the area between the eyeball and the tip of the bone in the upper part of the eye. Do...

To be plus when you are under adverse circumstances

A minus person tends to go to another minus person and say, Are you also sick I am suffering from this type of illness. It is hard to be sick, isn't it In this way, the person becomes more minus. The more minus he is, the more plus he should seek from a strong healthy person. Most people in a hospital are minus. Even a healthy person tends to become minus without knowing it if he stays in such a circumstance for a long time. Under these circumstances one must try...

Do not push too hard

- Do not knead (It is okay to move your own body without moving your fingers on the affected area) - Think of lines instead of points. (Not only think about affected area but think about the flow of whole body) Let me describe how to do self-Kiatsu which will assist you to maintain the health of mind and body. The first one is self-Kiatsu of the eyes. The self-Kiatsu, which is described in this book is a very limited application of Kiatsu therapy. Although only a limited application, I believe...

Exhale naturally

If you can exhale comfortably, let's go on to the next step. As you exhale, the amount of air in your lungs decreases, and many people stop their exhale intentionally. This is wrong. We naturally breathe when we are alive. If you hold your breath, your body becomes tense. If your body is tense, blood vessels contract creating poor blood circulation. If you exhale and let it continue, your breath becomes infinitely calm, leave your mouth open. When you think your exhale is naturally at an end,...

Plus way of thinking according to the Universe

Many people think that the plus way of thinking is important. On the other hand, there are people who think that the plus way of thinking gives poor results sometimes. Which is correct The important point is to define plus. I said that it is important to live according to the Universal principles. We should always think that be plus means true plus which is according to the Universe. To be plus according to the Universe is not a difficult thing. Sometimes, a plus thing for me is not a plus...

Anyone can check if their posture is natural or not

We sit and stand frequently without thinking about it in our daily life. Therefore, not many people think deeply about their sitting posture and standing posture. However, let's think about the quality of your posture. You might have not heard the phrase quality of the posture, but this is very important. I have already written that children are taught correct posture as chest out and back straight at school and home. That is, posture that puts strain on the body If people are taught that this...

Breathe in naturally

This means to bring the Ki of the Universe into our bodies. Keeping your upper body slightly forward, start to breathe in calmly from the tip of the nose similar to how you would smell flowers. At this time, do not think about the length of your inhale or exhale. Some people have difficulty in breathing because they inhale quickly. In this case, imagine that your breath fills up your body first to your toes, then leg, hip, chest, and finally head. Your mind concentrates on...

Mr Shigeo Nagashima Japanese professional baseball player

Nagashima, who was also a professional baseball player. He taught Mr. Nagashima how to hold the bat with Ki. Soon Mr. Nagashima began to understand. After that, he hit many home runs. After Mr. Nagashima retired from baseball, he became the coach of the Giants. When his team had slumped to bottom in the league, he sent all the baseball players in his team to the Ki dojo and asked them to study the principle of Ki from Koichi Tohei. Koichi Tohei went to the US and Europe...

Kiatsu on the stomach counteract the constipation and bad digestion alleviate menstrual cramps

When you do Kiatsu in the stomach area, press counterclockwise. Send Ki in the direction that food takes when passing through the intestines. If you have digestive problem or pain with your abdomen, it is good for you to do Kiatsu to your stomach area daily. Kiatsu on the stomach helps to get over constipation, prevents many female diseases, such as uterine fibroid and endometriosis. Good health of the stomach is the base of beauty. If you do not have constipation, do Kiatu on your stomach so...

Exhale calmly

This means exhale carbon dioxide. Beginners exhale only six or seven seconds because they are conscious of their chest and lungs. They tense their body unintentionally. When you get off the bus, the bus driver says, Please get off the bus from people near the exit first. When you get into a bus, the bus driver says, Please be seated from the back of the bus. Breathing is similar to this. When you exhale, if you imagine that your breath in the head goes first,...

Correct posture prevents diseases and other problem conditions

In daily life, anyone can have healthy life in mind and body if they can always maintain a correct posture. You might be surprised at hearing this. Or you might say that you cannot believe it. However, this is true. If you practice correct posture all the time, you will be able to prevent diseases and other problem conditions. The length of a human being's blood vessels is 96,000 kilometer (about two and a half times around the earth). We have blood in our veins. Blood has a very crucial role....

Change everything around you to plus

Both a plus and minus thinking method apply to practically everything. For instance, a person might see a few of his friends talking together. The person with a plus attitude will think nothing of it. The person with a minus attitude will immediately wonder if perhaps they are saying something bad about him. By thinking more than is necessary about such things this negative person's attitude will become more and more negative. It is important to realize that plus attracts plus and minus...

Mind moves body

We call this Shin-shin ichinyo (oneness of mind and body). The relationship between mind and body is compared to when you stand in front of the mirror and reflection of your image in the mirror. In this example standing in front of the mirror is mind and the reflection of your shape in a mirror is body. No one says I become two people when one sees the reflection of one's shape in a mirror. Both mind and body are you. However, mind has no color, no shape and...

Check posture with oneness of mind and body

To correct your posture, first, move your shoulders up and down. Find the position that allows you to move your shoulders up and down the easiest. It is the natural position of the shoulder. Your upper body should also be relaxed. Do not move your shoulders in a circle but move your shoulders up and down. Then, check your posture by practicing the Ki test. Is your posture comfortable and stable Do you have any tension in your body Do you feel your body to be light, stable and calm If you can...

Preface

I reach the age of eighty-five this year. I have been teaching Ki breathing all over the world beginning with Japan, U.S.A., Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia etc. If you do Ki breathing correctly, it will help you to overcome any kind of illness naturally. Most modern diseases are caused by lack of oxygen in the cell. If your cells lack oxygen, you may have cold hands and feet, headaches, stiff shoulders, rough and or dry skin. In addition you may experience problems with your tongue and nails...

Enjoy good health

When we unify our mind and body and become one with the Universe, our living power will be activated. I showed you what is oneness of mind and body, and how to become one with mind and body in this book. I have also explained Ki breathing and its benefits to your health and living with a healthy mind and body. Start Ki breathing from today. I will ask you to be healthy at the end of the book. There are many things that happen in our long life. A person who was...

Breathing with oneness of mind and body

Let's talk about how to do Ki breathing. The most important thing is to practice oneness of mind and body. The correct posture is a natural posture when you do Ki brathing. Natural posture means our mind and body are one with the Universe. It is a more comfortable and stable posture. The problem arises when you have difficulty understanding what is oneness of mind and body. I have taught you in previous chapters how to do this. Anyone can check the state of oneness of mind and body through Ki...

History of the author

Koichi Tohei was born in Shitaya, Tokyo, in 1920. When he was three years old, he went back to his home town located in Tochigi prefecture. He was very weak when he was young. He always needed a doctor. His father worried about him. So his father started to teach Judo to Koichi Tohei. He was awarded black belt in Judo when he was 14 years old. When he was 16 years old, he entered Keio University. He practiced Judo very sincerely. But he practiced it so intensely that he contracted pleurisy. As...

To become one with the Universe Always keep one point in the lower abdomen

Some people may wonder, If we think one point in the lower abdomen always, we cannot do anything. I will answer this question. It seems reasonable at first glance. However, always keeping one point in the lower abdomen does not mean always thinking the one point. The one point in the lower abdomen is not a visible point but the point which is infinitely condensed. Even if your one point becomes too small to feel, when you concentrate, just continue. Once you calm your mind in your lower...

The more you extend Ki the more you receive Ki

Some people think of Ki as a supernatural power. However, Ki is not a supernatural power. Ki is the infinite energy which exists among us. It is important to apply Ki in your daily life. This is the key to have a better life. I use the word Ki in Kanji Chinese character like this hereinafter called A not using hereinafter called B . I preside over Ki no Kenkyukai Ki Society . And I also write Ki no Kenkyukai as . Why am I using A instead of B A is the old way to express Ki in Kanji. So, some...

New day begins before going to bed

Sometimes it is difficult to sleep when we have an important event or worry. As everyone will agree, if we do not take a little time for sleep, the body may be unable to go on. Sometimes people try to sleep, and find it difficult to do so. When this happens, take thirty minutes or so and practice Ki breathing. If you cannot spare that much time, it is okay to lie down and practice Ki breathing. If you do Ki breathing before you sleep, you can change your subconscious mind to plus. Therefore,...

To become one with the Universe Extend Ki

I have explained how to unify mind and body. Keep one point, relax completely, and keep weight underside. They are all the same. If you understand this, the last principle is Extend Ki. Our lives are a part of the Ki of the Universe. As I explained before, when we say This is my water by holding a small amount of sea water in our hands, we surround a part of the Ki of the Universe with our body and say, This is I. When the Ki in our body interchanges with the Ki of the Universe, we are alive....

Resolution of migraine headache improve the concentration level

There are many people who are suffering from migraine headaches and feel heavy in the head, feel disoriented, etc. Any disorder of the head area may be caused by a variety of serious diseases. Any disorder of head area affects our health very much. Therefore, we need to take care of any problems. If you feel the disorder in the head area, you will find that the area around the base of your neck becomes hardened. This hard area compresses blood vessels inside of the cervical spine. This...

Ki Breathing by Koichi Tohei Sensei

Koichi Tohei sensei wrote a new book, Ki breathing Ki no Kokyuho in Japanese on March 2005. This book has been best selling book in Japan. Many people have started to study Ki through this book. Many overseas members requested us to translate this book into English. Therefore, we decided to translate this book into English and upload it on this weblog. We will upload translation every Monday. If you choose Special - Ki Breathing from category, you can read the translations in a row. I hope you...

Kiatsu of the shoulder To ease stiff shoulders to facilitate plus mind

Frozen shoulder was common among people in their 40s and 50s. There are many people who suffer from stiff shoulder at any age. If we maintain a correct posture, we can be free from stiff shoulders and pain. An unnatural posture can become the cause of stiff shoulders. Stiff shoulders make blood circulation poor, and can have an adverse effect on our head and eyes immediately. If you feel stiffness during your work, try self Kiatsu. It will also help you to maintain a positive disposition. To do...

Shisei in Japanese has two meanings

There are things that you have learned that are forgotten in our daily lives. Shisei in Japanese is one of them. The Japanese word Shisei has two meanings since old days. One is posture which refers to the body, the other is attitude which refers to your mind. When we say your attitude in doing things, this means state of mind. When we say Shisei wo tadasu in Japanese, this has two meanings. One is to adjust posture, another is improve one's attitude. When we hear these words, we tend to think...

How to carry heavy baggage easily

Once you understand correct posture, it is important to practice this in your daily life. Your bad posture has been created by what you have practiced until now. For many, bad posture has already became a habit. To change your habit, the easiest way is to practice it in your daily life. Here is an example. I am sure that you have carried heavy baggage in your daily life. There is a correct way and a wrong way to carry bags. Let's try the wrong example first. In photo 1, she raises her left...

Wake up with plus mind in the morning

Just as a year has only one New Year's day, a day has only one moment when you wake up in the morning. If you awaken with an unpleasant feeling, without your being conscious of it, that feeling will stick with you and call forth minus Ki. It tends to make the entire day unpleasant. You will think to yourself, I woke up this morning feeling heavy, and nothing has gone well all day. Ki development is a training to develop a constant outpouring of plus Ki. You must call forth plus Ki when you get...

To become one with the Universe Relaxation is the most powerful state

Just as a bow kept strung loses its usefulness, so humans cannot maintain continuous tension. It is very important to relax in your life. However, Children before an entrance exam often find themselves unable to answer questions that they could answer under normal circumstance. Athletes before big games sometimes tighten up and do poorly. Why do people feel that it is impossible to relax when something important is happening First of all, this notion arises from the illusion that when one is...

Live with plus Ki Know your state of mind

Many people understand the importance of plus mind. However, it is not an easy thing to be plus mind always. When we are in a state of minus mind, we do not realize it by ourselves. Before trying to keep plus mind, you should know your state of mind correctly. Ki breathing is important to know yourself. If you do Ki breathing everyday, your breath becomes calm, and your mind also becomes calm. If your mind becomes calm like the calm still surface of the water, your mind reflects all things...

Concentrate your mind at the One point in the lower abdomen

Everybody knows it is important to calm ones own mind. Well, where should we calm our own mind This place is one point in the lower abdomen which I will describe. People of the Orient, from ancient times, have placed emphasis on the importance of the lower abdomen Seika-tanden in Japanese as the birth place of true human strength. They have also tended to practice a mistaken belief that simply concentrating physical strength in the lower abdomen would produce a powerful lower abdomen. It is...

To grow strong in health

As I stated before, most of modern diseases are due to nervous problems. Most people disturb their own mind with small things, and capillary vessels contract, causing the body to tense. This is like a traffic snarl-up on the highway. It causes problems with the flow of the blood and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Internal breathing cannot function well in this state. This may be the cause of many diseases. Through your 20's, your living power is very active. However, after the age...

Kiatsu of the hip to remove pain in the lower back also practice good positioning of the hip

If you keep a correct posture, you will not get pain in the lower back unless you have other illnesses that cause you pain. Pain and feeling heavy in the lower back comes from a wrong posture or unnatural usage of your body. If you feel something wrong with your lower back, you can ease the problem by doing Kiatsu. If you feel something wrong, try self Kiatsu soon. To do Kiatsu on your hip, you do not have to lay down, but practice this sitting in a chair. By using both thumbs, put thumbs...

To become one with the Universe A magic pot

There is an old story about a magic pot. One merchant came to sell an old pot. People complained because the pot was very expensive. The merchant said, No, it is not expensive at all. It is a magic pot. What kind of magic can it perform people asked. The merchant said, Put anything you like in the pot. They threw whatever they had around into the pot and it all vanished. It was truly a magic pot. Such pots must be very useful. We all have such a magic pot in the one point in the lower abdomen....

Relieve your fatigue of the day

If you practice Ki breathing for 10 minutes, you will have 10 minutes of benefit. If you practice Ki breathing for one hour, you will have one hour of benefit. You can practice Ki breathing anywhere or anytime. Therefore, I would like to ask you to use time wisely, and practice Ki breathing frequently. When practicing Ki breathing while walking, do not move your upper body or lean forward and backward because if you do this, you will not be able to walk. Calm your mind by concentrating on the...

How to sit seiza correctly

Move your shoulders up and down several times to find a posture where you can do it easily. You should be sitting with your feet up. Second photo Sit seiza lightly. Check to be sure that you move your shoulders up and down several times. Put your hand on your lap lightly. Do not push down. Your toes cross, one on top of the other lightly. Third photo When you receive Ki test, you will find that you are stable naturally, without thinking to not move.

Exhale naturally Inhale naturally

For people who study Ki breathing, please clearly understand the meaning of Exhale naturally, breathe in naturally. Even if you can exhale and inhale comfortably, if you repeat them again and again, you may forget to coordinate mind and body and become one with the universe. If you exhale with oneness of mind and body, your inhale will come in naturally. This will leave you with the feeling that you are one with the universe. Many people misunderstand that...

Self Kiatsu

I would like to describe Kiatsu therapy Kiatsu ryoho which I teach. Kiatsu therapy is to send Ki into the body from the outside to strengthen a person's living power. If Ki is supplied from the outside, the person's life power strengthens which facilitates recovery from illnesses or injury. When you do self-Kiatsu You do Kiatsu therapy to yourself , it is important to practice oneness of mind and body, which is the natural posture. If you become tense as you press yourself, you cannot extend...

The principle of nondissension

It is important to keep healthy human relationships to maintain a healthy mind and body. The Universe is absolute, with which we have no cause to fight. Battles arise first when the idea of duality appears. By focusing on the relative world, we have lapsed into the attitude that fighting is a natural thing. We have forgotten the true nature of the Universe. People today find this a very difficult concept to understand. There are too many people today who feel it is impossible to live without...

Kiatsu of the legs to improve excessive sensitivity to cold insomnia and poor blood circulation

Keep the head cool, keep the feet warm This is often said referring to your basic health. Cold feet are not good for our health. If you have cold feet caused by excessive sensitivity to cold, try this Kiatsu. First, lay down on your back. Arrange the three middle fingers together and put them lightly on the inguinal area. Find the place where you can feel your pulse and send Ki there. Put your fingers calmly and count to 100. After counting to 100, release your fingers from the inguinal area...

To become one with the Universe Meaning of the one point in the lower abdomen

Let us think more deeply about the one point in the lower abdomen. The Universe is a limitless circle or sphere with a limitless radius. Thus I can say that I am the center of the Universe. Even if I take a step to the left, you cannot say that the Universe to my left side has become a step shorter. The Universe is still limitless. But if I say I alone am the center of the Universe, it will be a mistake. Everyone is the center of the Universe. A limited circle has only one center but a...

Lets start Ki breathing fifteen minutes a day to begin

If you can do Ki breathing correctly, practice it everyday. Let s start Ki breathing fifteen minutes a day. By doing Ki breathing fifteen minutes, 70 of carbon dioxide in your body is removed and your body is filled with oxygen. Please look at your hand at this moment. Your skin will have changed and become healthier. Continue this for at least two weeks. When you master deep breathing by doing Ki breathing, your daily breathing will also become deeper. Usually, a human breathes fifteen to...