Practices related to Mindfulness

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

  • 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 ...

  • Old Memories, New Learnings
    March 6, 2006

    Here is a Practice that I have found very helpful. It is an important Practice because it gives you the opportunity to change the meaning that past events have for you. In Seishindo we believe that we often face continuing difficulties not because of what has taken place in our lives, but because of what ...

  • Katsugen Undo
    November 17, 2005

    The basics for this exercise are taken from Haruchika Noguchi Sensei and “Noguchi Seitai”. “Seitai” basically means “properly ordered body.” (If you go to the “Video Practices” section of our site, you will find a video lesson of the basic protocol I am presenting here. Likely much easier for you to follow as you watch me ...

  • The Future is Now
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is designed to help you achieve your current goals, from the perspective of the future. Once you can experience the present from the perspective of the future, you will realize that you already have everything you want and need. As always, you might want to read through the instructions several times so 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. Share this:Share on FacebookClick to share on Google+Click to share on TwitterClick to share on LinkedInClick to email this to a friendMoreClick to share on TumblrClick to share on PocketClick ...

  • 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 ...

  • Waiting quietly for a friend
    November 17, 2005

    “Waiting quietly for a friend” is one of the core activities of Seishindo. In this Practice we acknowledge the presence of “an intelligence greater than myself” and we invite this presence into our life, into our home, into our heart. The concept of acknowledging a presence greater than one’s self is of course found in various ...

  • Releasing Into Your Mood
    November 17, 2005

    During this practice you will listen to a varied range of musical selections (Up tempo, slow tempo, music without words, music with touching lyrics, etc). It is important to choose a wide range of music so that you can feel how different music genres affect you. Choose a minimum of about fifteen minutes of music ...

  • Relaxing into Awareness
    November 17, 2005

    Once you can do this practice without looking at your notes, it’s great to perform this practice in front of a mirror when one is available. Please sit comfortably, with your hands on your lap, and your feet placed firmly on the floor. ___________ 1) Please state in a calm, clear voice: “Now I am aware of seeing ……” (Name ...

  • 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. ...

  • Utilizing Your Current Competencies
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is designed to teach you how to appreciate and build upon the competencies you already have, to help you excel in areas of your life you would like to be more successful in. You will want to have a pen and paper handy. Read through all of the instructions at least once before actually doing ...

  • Opposites Attract
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice can help you to have a fuller, more appreciative perception of yourself. It has proven to be a Practice that helps people to feel more at ease with who they are, and takes away the need to label yourself in a manner that is restrictive in nature. So often in life we state things ...

  • Connecting and extending out into the world
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is meant to help you further develop your sense of being connected to other life forms in the world. Friends, allies, enemies, colleagues, loved ones, family members, people with similar interests and concerns, animals, nature, art. When we feel connected we tend to feel more empowered and more at ease. When we feel connected to ...

  • Today…
    November 17, 2005

    This is a simple yet profound Practice that follows the Seishindo principles of Absorption, Utilization, and Balance.Absorb your challenge as you breathe it in and think about it. Utilize the energy that your challenge generates in you. The more important or seemingly difficult your challenge, the more your system will be energized. Remain emotionally balanced ...

  • Jazz Chanting
    November 17, 2005

    It is a fairly new Seishindo Practice and my clients and myself have been finding it to be particularly enjoyable, and effective in helping to bring about a change in the way we approach what we perceive to be “problems.” 1. State your “problem” or what you want to be able to accomplish. If you are stating ...

  • Who am I? Who are You?
    November 17, 2005

    This Practice is quite simple and straightforward. At the same time you can find it to be a Practice that helps you to shift your perception of “self” and “other”, and thus your sense of being in the world. You can benefit from this Practice many different times during the course of your life. Do it ...

  • What is natural, what is not?
    November 17, 2005

    This exercise is a thought experiment. In order to understand more about one’s own life, it can be helpful to explore how we define terms like “life” “living” “natural” “nature” and “man made.” By understanding more about what we consider and feel to be “live” we might come in touch more with the life within ourselves. Please ...

  • Active Dreaming
    November 17, 2005

    This Active Dreaming will take you about 30-45 minutes to explore. The first time around you are advised to read through all of Level 1 (Steps 1-8) once or twice before beginning, so you feel confident you know what to do. Level 2 on the other hand, can be gone through step by step as ...

  • Lucky or Unlucky?
    November 17, 2005

    Take a few moments when you are in a quiet space, to note down four times/events/relationships in your life that were seemingly very important at the time of occurrence. Best to choose “two and two” meaning two times that you felt lucky or blessed, and two times when you felt unlucky, or cursed. Place these four ...

  • Only Don’t Know
    November 17, 2005

    This practice is designed to help you dissolve your usual sense of “knowing” about the world you live in and who you are. It can help you to open up to new ways of thinking and perceiving, and assist you in creating the future you want to work towards fulfilling. You will most likely want to ...

  • The Gift of Forgiveness
    November 17, 2005

    This is a simple yet profound Practice. If you have been following and experimenting with our other Practices along the way, you might notice that today’s Practice has a very similar structure to two other Practices. These three Practices (“Today …”, “Today, my anger is about …, and ) follow a particular structure for meaningful personal ...

  • Today, my anger is about …
    November 17, 2005

    This is a simple yet profound Practice that follows the Seishindo principles of Absorption, Utilization, and Balance.Absorb your anger as you breathe it in and feel it. Utilize the energy that your anger generates in you. The more consuming or seemingly overwhelming your anger, the more your system will be energized. Remain emotionally balanced and look at ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...