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Katsugen Undo

Adapted from: http://www.hara-awareness.eu/Katsugen_Undo_e.html

Katsugen Undo regenerative movements are an effective body and energy work technique to support deep let go and restore vitality and health in the body, mind and soul.

Katsugen Undo is Japanese and means “movement from within” or “life renewing itself from the source”.

Based on the fact that each body has a natural and individual sense of order which lies in deep connection with its own life energy, there are guidelines and precise techniques to stimulate this inherent life energy within. Through these techniques, the body is brought to a space where it can self-regulate itself, mind and soul to a state of health and balance without the use of any outside agents.

The spontaneous movements release energy blocks in the spine and nervous system. The body has the chance to find, in a completely natural way and without any overexertion, its very own rhythm.

With the help of the guided exercises and hands on energy work, the body’s spontaneous movements can be awakened. The function of the brain and the hara – the center in the belly – can come into a state of balance. Alone, with a partner, or also in groups, by supporting each others flow of Qi, life energy in the body is given space to find its very own natural movements.

These movements can be subtle and soft, or also dynamic and powerful. The impulse of each movement comes from the self regulative healing force of the body and is thus spontaneous. In addition, repressed feelings from the past, which are stored as tensions in the body and nervous system get released without having to reenter the emotional memory. Energy is freed and transformed.

Katsugen Undo is a direct way to experience freedom and space in the here and now; without any preset ideas, one can let go to the wisdom of the body, trust and thus follow the impulses that then arise.

Advanced

Sotaiho – Dynamic muscle energy work

The Japanese physician Dr. Keizo Hashimoto (1897-1993) developed the Sotai method (Sotaiho) in the course of his life. Included are his experience of traditional healing methods like acupuncture, Japanese “bone setting” and Seitai jutsu.

Pain and deformity

There is a relationship between pain and joint deformity.
If two joint partners are displaced, the flow of movement stops. The blocked energy accumulates and finally manifests as pain!

The aim of treatment

By breath-synchronous movements new muscle protein routes are initiated. Old holding patterns dissolve in the restructured muscle paths. The joint partners will lay favorable to each other. By decreasing tension in the joint capsules finally the pain stimulus diminishes.

The principle

Crucial difference to other body therapy methods is that therapeutic movements are always performed in the pleasant direction from the pain away! In the course of a treatment technique continuously tension is built which will be released after a short holding period in a sudden relaxation.

Mode of action

With the resultant impulse, the joint is aligned in the chain of movements. Local set reactions change the tonus of the muscle spindles. The pain level is reduced and replaced by natural, active & vigilant tension.

Sotaiho seems to be helpfull in case of back pain, jaw problems, neck or shoulder pain, but also by reflex to internal organs.

Variations on basic techniques

Target groups

  • Physicians
  • Occupational therapist
  • Midwife
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Speech therapists
  • Masseur
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
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Beginners

Sotaiho – Dynamic muscle energy work

The Japanese physician Dr. Keizo Hashimoto (1897-1993) developed the Sotai method (Sotaiho) in the course of his life. Included are his experience of traditional healing methods like acupuncture, Japanese “bone setting” and Seitai jutsu.

Pain and deformity

There is a relationship between pain and joint deformity.
If two joint partners are displaced, the flow of movement stops. The blocked energy accumulates and finally manifests as pain!

The aim of treatment

By breath-synchronous movements new muscle protein routes are initiated. Old holding patterns dissolve in the restructured muscle paths. The joint partners will lay favorable to each other. By decreasing tension in the joint capsules finally the pain stimulus diminishes.

The principle

Crucial difference to other body therapy methods is that therapeutic movements are always performed in the pleasant direction from the pain away! In the course of a treatment technique continuously tension is built which will be released after a short holding period in a sudden relaxation.

Mode of action

With the resultant impulse, the joint is aligned in the chain of movements. Local set reactions change the tonus of the muscle spindles. The pain level is reduced and replaced by natural, active & vigilant tension.

Sotaiho seems to be helpfull in case of back pain, jaw problems, neck or shoulder pain, but also by reflex to internal organs.

Basic techniques

  • Treatment: The five basic techniques
  • Sensitization: Learn Sotai firsthand
  • The eight directions of movement: used in space and on partner
  • The octahedron model: Understanding the body basic matrix
  • 80% Practice

Target groups

  • Physicians
  • Occupational therapist
  • Midwife
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Speech therapists
  • Masseur
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
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