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Yoga – “Body Work” to get sweaty?

Working a lot in social media, i received some interesting messages about yoga over the last days….
One idea specifically came up in different words, that surprised me a bit…

Means, the focus in practising yoga lots of people seem to take…

Some of the messages included:
– yoga is very difficult
– you do yoga, do you also meditate?
– yoga is great to get sweaty

These are some of the quotes not only from Western, but also from Indian people. Continue reading Yoga – “Body Work” to get sweaty?

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GOKAI – The 5 Reiki Principles

gokai, www.jikidenreikispain.com
GOKAI in Kanji

After healing people for weeks, Usui sensei noticed that some of them returned with the same or similar symptoms as before, even that they seemed to be healed after his sessions.

His conclusion was, that healing needed not only done by him, but it was also needed, that the person him/herself worked on it.

Thus he told them to chant the Gokai, 5 reiki life principles; every day three times in the morning and in the evening. These 5 easy to learn and to understand “principles” make us aware of bad habits we tend to follow and which compromise our wellbeing or, in the worse case, our health; reciting them repetivly he “forced” his patients into reflexing about them and thus heal themselves through their mind. Additionally to that he let them reflex about the WAKA of the emperator Meiji.

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In Jikiden Reiki we learn to chant them in its original, Japanese version. Sometimes people ask, if it is possible to do it in their native language: Tadao Yamaguchis responds: “The Gokai were prepared by Usui sensei in Japanese. I learned them this way and know, that their healing powers work well, because people are chanting them as a mantra for a long time. I don´t know if that is the case in another language, thus we teach the students in our seminars to use the original version.”

You can sense the wonderful healing energy of the GOKAI even if you are not attuned to Reiki. Chant them out loudly (why not print out the pic above) or simply listen to the recording below. In a short period of time you will feel a difference inside you and in your environment. 🙂

HERE you can listen to them in Japanese (thanks to Dai-Shihan Mari Okazaki).

MAKKO-HO for your meridians

 Ying yang, Makko-Ho, Lanzarote, Shiatsu, Reiki, innerer Frieden, Gesundheit

Makko-Ho are part of Shiatsu technique, not a traditional Reiki technique. 🙂

A wonderful complementary at any moment of life, you can perform them anywhere and at any time to promote physical, emotional, mental and generally energetical fitness.

Practise just one of them, if you like to support a specific meridian; though, the benefits of performing a routine of all of them together are unlimited: more flexibility and strenghts for joints, tendons and muscles, a quieter state of mind (it is very meditativ) and a generally better sensation of calmness and wellbeing.

All you need is a quiet place, a not to hard base/floor to sit (specially for no. 2), may be a yoga or gym mat, comfortable clothes and about 10 minutes – nothing else.

Enjoy!

1. Lungs & Large Intestine

• Standing, hands behind the back, thumbs linked

• Inhale profoundly into your lower belly (Hara)

• Stretch out your fingers and visualize, that your entire body fills with energy (CHI), Continue reading MAKKO-HO for your meridians