Practices related to MindBody Integration

This page shows all Seishindo Practices related to Mindbody Integration by date with the latest practice at the top of the list. Click on any to read more.

  • Katsugen Undo on a ball (Video)
    July 24, 2013

    This video teaches you the exercise protocol known as “Katsugen Undo” as developed by Haruchika Noguchi sensei. Noguchi Sensei was the originator of Noguchi Seitai. By following the protocol shown you will little by little, release muscular holding patterns and feel more relaxed and “in the moment”. In simple terms Noguchi Sensei said that we all ...

  • Balance in a fluid environment (Video)
    July 24, 2013

    This video shows a protocol based on the practice of Ki Aikido. When we balance our body, we tend to balance our thinking and our emotions as well. When we balance our whole self we feel more alive and at ease in the world.

  • Yes AND No – Saying BOTH at the same time
    March 6, 2009

    This Exercise can be used to help you understand how you often say one thing with your body and another thing with your words; one thing with your heart and another thing with your rational mind. You can also use this exercise to help you better understand what you really want and/or believe in. Get together ...

  • Walking With Grace and Power
    January 19, 2007

    This Practice serves you well in your daily life, as you come away feeling more centered and calm.Stand comfortably in a posture that feels “at ease” for you. Place your feet so they are just a couple of inches apart. Imagine that your two legs and feet are joined together as one unit, and that you ...

  • Breath-Talking
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice will help you become more solution oriented by learning how to use your breath to calm your thinking mind, and thus communicate more clearly.

  • Somatic Self-Hypnosis
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is rather unique, yet still quite simple to perform. In order to make the instructions as clear as possible, the instructions read quite a bit longer than when I teach this Practice in person. The purpose of this Practice is to help you understand how the way you use your body creates a different ...

  • Tuning In
    November 17, 2005

    This Seishindo Self-hypnosis Practice is great for helping you to better understand and adapt to the various challenges you face in life. As you little by little come to a place of greater understanding, compassion, and self love, you will find your experience of life and your relationships, being transformed. Eventually you will come to ...

  • Only one, Only moving, Only calm
    November 17, 2005

    You can initially perform this practice as you follow the instructions step by step on your computer screen. In a short while you will find that you no longer need to read the instructions and you can just take a pleasant wandering journey on your own. Then you might find that your experience deepens and ...

  • Open Perspective
    November 17, 2005

    1. Make a statement of intention stated in “positive” terms as to what you would like to accomplish today. 2. Turn your statement of intention into an “I am” statement. Here is how to develop an “I am” statement: Make believe that you have already achieved the results of something you would like to work on during the ...

  • Heartbeat Mantra For General Calming
    November 17, 2005

    The Heartbeat Mantra Practice is an excellent Practice for developing a state of calmness. It is especially good to do if you find yourself becoming excessive in your thinking, or if you are feeling stressed. [You will need to understand how to perform the Heartbeat Breathing Practice in order to take part in this process. If ...

  • 1… Breathe, 2… Breathe
    November 17, 2005

    This is a very simple Seishindo Practice and yet it embodies an important principle of Seishindo – In almost all instances people overheat their system when talking about their perceived challenges. In Seishindo we pay attention to assure that the words we speak are fully supported by a relaxed physiology and copious amounts of oxygen. When ...

  • Heartbeat Breath—Calming Breath
    November 17, 2005

    If you are in your own space it is nice to do this practice with some low and slow background music playing. If you choose music with lyrics, be certain that the lyrics do not distract you. As you go through this practice you might notice that your body takes on a subtle rocking motion. Although ...

  • Whole Body Breathing
    November 17, 2005

    (This Practice has been influenced by the work of Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Linda Hartley, and the study of Aikido and Yoga.) By bringing your conscious awareness to your entire body, you can increase your health and vitality. The explanation of this Practice is rather lengthy, but once you get the hang of it you’ll soon understand the process ...

  • Body + Language = Emotional Experience
    November 17, 2005

    We fully realize that this exercise might prove to be a bit too complicated for you to try out without having attended a Seishindo workshop. Nonetheless, this is one of THE classic Seishindo exercises and thus we wanted to introduce you to the concepts involved. Hopefully you will enjoy your exploration. We have not included hormonal ...

  • The River of Life – Level II
    November 17, 2005

    Develop your river of life. Now take a moment and let that experience rest. State to yourself an aspiration that you would like to achieve…..Turn your aspiration into an “I am” statement……. Revivify your river of life. Say your “I am” statement out loud and notice your body. Feel which part(s) of your body seem to want some attention…. Give ...

  • The River of Life Flows Through Us–Level 1: Basic
    November 17, 2005

    By engaging in this Practice, you will be able to feel the calmness and life force that emanates when we feel into the continuity that moves through us. As always, we suggest that you read through the instruction below once, twice, or more, until you feel that you can perform this Practice without needing to stay ...

  • Breathing Together, Becoming One
    November 17, 2005

    This is a very simple Practice, and yet it is one of the most powerful in the entire Seishindo repertoire. As usual I suggest reading through all of the instructions before actually beginning. This Practice requires at least one partner. You can do this Practice with a friend, a spouse, your child, a colleague, a fellow student. ...

  • Do nothing (Being vs Doing)
    November 17, 2005

    In this Practice you are invited to feel the difference between “being” and “doing.” The difference between exciting the nervous system as a way of preparing for action, and quieting the nervous system as a way of preparing for action. You can experience letting your somatic intelligence take over getting the task done. Trusting in ...

  • The ebb and flow of life
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is designed to give you a sense of being connected to the natural world, and knowing you are not alone. Set aside a few minutes and slowly, very slowly, read the words below. As you read, be certain to take some deep breaths where you would normally pause for an instant when reading in ...

  • Self-regulating Steady States
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice can give you a first hand experience of how you can use your own personal speed governor to regulate the overall speed of your system. Coming in touch with “too much and too little” will help you to find the Goldilocks place of “juusst right.” In Seishindo workshops we usually work with people sitting ...

  • Two of Everything
    November 17, 2005

    Most people find this exercise to be a great warm-up for getting their creative juices flowing. Have a seat and get comfortable. Sit in a straight backed chair. Sit up straight towards the front of the chair, and take a couple of deep breaths. Take a moment and think about how many different parts of you act ...

  • Standing With Grace and Power
    November 17, 2005

    When adjusting and testing: Person A stands in a natural posture facing in the direction of the arrow The feet should be placed at somewhat less than the width of the hips. The knees are not locked and not bent, but just ever so much feeling soft. The head and neck are an extension of the ...

  • Releasing into the floor
    November 17, 2005

    Lie on your back, on a mat, or a carpeted floor. If your body is really supple you can lie directly on a warm floor. If you can do so, lay on the floor without any pillows or anything else underneath you. If it hurts you to do so, use a pillow under your knees or wherever ...

  • Breathing With Grace and Power
    November 17, 2005

    Open expansive breathing and your physical and emotional well being are very much intertwined. Exapansive breathing = Life…  Expansive breathing = An oxygen rich blood supply…  Expansive breathing = Movement…  Expansive breathing = Calmness… Expansive breathing = Freedom. Most everyone has a tendency to restrict their breathing when they are frightened, anxious, or feeling overwhelmed. It ...

  • Stand in “Hanmi”
    November 17, 2005

    This is a basic activity taken from Aikido and further elaborated on for our purposes in Seishindo. Performing this Practice from time to time will give you an active experience of developing a calm presence. When you are feeling fully present you will notice that your thinking mind and your feeling mind are both calm, ...

  • Riding the Horse
    November 17, 2005

    Think of the image of riding a horse, and the position you would be in while riding. This is the basic position that you are to assume now. Feet at shoulder width, knees bent as much as makes sense for you and your current physical condition. Breathe fully in and out through your nose. Your abdomen should ...