known as Oki-Do Yoga, Oki Do Yoga or Oki Yoga
The word ‘Okido [ɔkɪ´dɔː]’
of two parts;
Oki [ɔ´kɪ], the
surname of the founder, and the word ‘Do [dɔː]’ which
‘path’ or ‘way of searching for truth in life’.
Masahiro Oki, a Japanese
master, developed his profound understanding of human nature from his
background, his practice of many different disciplines, and his study
great teachers, including teachers of different religions. His
disciplined practice and healing arts were integrated through his
experience, particularly with Indian Yoga, the Chinese Yin-Yang
the Japanese Zen tradition, preserving an inclusive cooperative
approach to all
who search for truth. This wholeness of philosophy, discipline and
has been named Okido Yoga.
Okido Yoga is based on the belief that true knowledge
from an awakening of deep personal inner wisdom and that this can only
gained through individual experience of the natural laws of Change,
and Stability. Its practice addresses four aspects of human
diet, breath, movement and mind-heart, whilst considering life
also emphasizes the importance of learning to work with, and for,
others as it
is not possible to create a balanced life that does not include
caring interaction within society. Its teachings are understandable and
practical in the modern way of life. Okido Yoga is neutral from any
group, and yet respects one and all beings. To read more about Okido
book ‘Meditation Yoga’ by Masahiro Oki is
available as a
Between 1975 and 1983, Master Oki, as
well as other teachers such as Mizue Tamaki, made teaching trips to the
times. With increased interest, we were established in 1984 with Master
himself as one of our original trustees, and have been presenting Okido
the UK since then.
Our activities have been
small in scale. However, we are trying to run them with pure motivation
sincere attitude as Master Oki said, “Make a pure organization,
it is”. We aim to bring a fresh view, both useful and
practical methods to people who are facing difficulties, whether
mental or emotional, often caused by unbalanced or habitual life-styles.
have been run by our employed teacher, Tomoko Mori, hugely supported by
late husband, Hirotsugu Mori. Also, we have been given invaluable aid
Yoga Institute Japan* (Mishima Dōjō), Stichting Okido Yoga Dojo
(Laren Dōjō), and many other individuals.
it does not operate
as when Master Oki was alive, but half-fasting seminars are regularly
the Japanese language.
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