The Essence of Oki-do
Oki-do Yoga & Healing is a synthesisOki-do Yoga & Healing is a synthesis of Indian Yoga, Japanese Zen, Chinese Taoism and Oriental Medicine. The creator of Oki-do Yoga Institute in Mishima Japan in 1967. Today there are Oki-do Centres in the United States, Brazil & Argentina, Holland, Italy, Taiwan, and Australia. Many diverse cultures have been able to accept and absorb the congregates of Oki-do Yoga.
Yoga aims to make the realities of daily life the basis for training. There are six major Yoga training methods: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana and Tantra. All have the same basic goal: the unity of physical and spiritual life. Oki-do Yoga combines Hatha and Raja Yoga. When thoroughly understood Oki-do Yoga assists in producing the spiritual and physical abilities to live serenely in keeping with the appropriate rules of living for each individual.
Oki-do Yoga differs from traditional Indian Yoga in two respects. Dr. Oki (Masahito Oki - sensei) modified the traditional methods in an attempt to make them more effective and compatible with the needs of this complex age. Oki-do has also incorporated certain Zen Buddhist concepts in its body of instruction.
The learning methods - POSTURE, MOVEMENT, DIET, AND BREATH ARE PREPARATORY TO MEDITATION. Meditation is the way to conscious development of spiritual and physical unification. In Oki-do Yoga meditation is composed of Zen practice and prayer. By inspiring deep serenity and peace yoga enables the mind to function at its highest level.
Dr. Masahiro Oki founded the International Oki-do Yoga Institute in Mishima, Japan in 1967.