Japanese Yoga


Japanese yoga Genkikai is made up of breathing exercises, gymnastics, treatments to be practiced on and with a partner, energy exercises and meditation.

Sequences of motion performed in sitting or lying positions comprise a cycle that one can repeat at will.

The positions are realised and experienced in such a way that specific parts of the body are massaged at the same time.

The study of energy, breathing techniques, visualization and meditation are part of gymnastics but are also practiced in a targeted manner.

The exercises are connected to the four (or five) elements and the internal organs of our body. The practice of Japanese yoga Genkikai has an incontrovertible effect on the body, it stimulates inner cleansing and recalibrates. Japanese yoga Genkikai acknowledges the incredible possibilities of the human body to heal itself.

The body has a range of methods to detect abnormal situations and can mobilise many resources in order to bring the body back into balance. Japanese yoga Genkikai dedicates itself to awakening the bodily senses to the extent where the ability to feel is increased, this ability to “feel” is extremely important. This process seeks to bring the body to and maintain it in an optimal state, which we can describe as “health”.

The mastery, understanding and regular practice of the exercises constitutes a real treasure. Once tamed, these practices are valuable tools for self-management and personal-spiritual development. Testimonials frequently cite the following benefits:

  • the significant decrease, see the disappearance of various pains,
  • a noticeable reduction, see a mastery of stress, fear, anger and other disorders of the nervous system,
  • gradual elimination of negative thoughts and emotions, – a feeling of calm and peace takes hold,
  • increased self-love,
  • a better quality of life and a significant increase in vital energy (ki).

Several Japanese masters, martial arts experts, have dedicated an important part of their lives to studying how to keep the body and mind healthy in order to survive and achieve their full potential. Japanese yoga Genkikai is an assemblage of their most precious teachings, the fruit of their research. It is also an ideal complement to Aikido because these masters were Aikidokas too for some or close friends of the founder of Aikido for others.

The multiple essential links with Aikido allow the Aikidoka to enrich, refine and deepen his practice.

Japanese Yoga
Eric Graf is the author of a book on Japanese Yoga Genkikai.

The book can be ordered here or obtained at the dojo. There is a German, English, Bulgarian and French version of the book.

You can take Japanese Yoga Classes in our dojos in Neuchâtel and Biel or via streaming by becoming a member of the Virtual Dojo.

You can also sign up for an online Japanese Yoga Class.

Education-Certification in Japanese Yoga

You will soon be able to download here the .PDF file presenting the new Japanese yoga training program which will start in January 2023 and will last until June 2024.

Japanese Yoga Education Curriculum

Since this education program is only in French and German at the moment, you will find more information under the French and German pages of this website. Please switch the language to know more about it.

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