Seitai. Introductory Course
In this course, we will experience the 3 basic practices of Seitai:
- Gyoki: concentration of ki by paying attention to our breathing and vital energy.
- Yuki: intuitively placing our hands or attention on an area of our or another’s body.
- Katsugen undo: listening to and following our instinctual spontaneous movement.
Although these practices are ingeniously simple, their effects are surprising. The founder of Seitai, Haruchika Noguchi, dedicated his life to discovering how to respect and cultivate the natural force which leads to a state of authentic health and vitality.
The breakthrough of Noguchi was to realise the importance of our spontaneous movement, identifying the process of tension and relaxation and how when this to and fro movement became blocked it caused concrete psychological and physical problems. He succeeded in identifying and understanding the very particular way each person has of tensing and relaxing in five directions.
Humanity has dedicated a great deal of effort and research into looking for ways to improve the quality of our life and overcome health problems, but often it has resulted in fixing a series of dos or don’ts (dictating what we should or shouldn’t eat, how much we should sleep, types of exercise we should do and pills we should take…) which do not always respect each individual’s needs and our innate capacity to recover our own health. An excessive external care and tampering can weaken our organism and interfere in our delicate and complex natural capacity to respond to life.
Seitai understands that each individual already knows what they need to feel better and that their vitality can be recovered by listening to and following the instinctive cellular intelligence that we all possess.
These practices offer a way to get back in touch with this wisdom inherent in our organism, leading us to loosen the knots we have accumulated so that we can live a fuller, freer life.
Noguchi’s discoveries have been furthered by the main disseminator and teacher of Seitai in Europe, Katsumi Manime. He has spent the last 40 years working in Barcelona, simplifying and researching by studying scientific knowledge how Seitai and the importance of the five movements can be explained and demonstrated more precisely.
Dates: SUNDAY 25th of November 2018 and SUNDAY 13th of January 2019 10am to 2pm.
Voluntary contribution: 40€
Please specify which date you would prefer.
In Dojo Sant Pere de Ribes
Magda Barneda has focused mainly on the educational aspect of Seitai. Education is the pillar of this activity as understanding and respecting and appropriately tending to the natural processes of life from conception through to death can enrich and enhance each stage.
Lucinda Wilson, Seitai practitioner since 1991. Formed with Magda Barneda (Espaidó), Luis Alonso (Fundació Seitai) and Katsumi Manime (Seitai Barcelona).
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