Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Spatial Awareness Breathing

A samurai warrior (photo from Akikazu Nakamura) demonstrating proper body positioning for "missoku", or shakuhachi esoteric breathing.  According to Nakamura, lower the pelvis, while expanding the abdomen, then inhale and exhale. By keeping the body still, one's spatial awareness and five senses are heightened and increased. Wearing loose-fitting robes/clothes/kimono helps in this matter.