Junan undo and kokyuho are the foundation of all taijutsu and thus it is important to practice them every day.” – SokeMany teachers of martial. JUNAN TAISO creates force, flexibility and health, even in high age. During the exercises one should observe, if and how they are interacting. Junan Taiso is a form of yoga used in Ninjustu to develop flexibility and coordination of the whole body and individual body parts. It utilizes dynamic flexibil.

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This all makes sense now. I do this once a day and about 15 minutes before a training session. Moving the hands closer to the knees uunan flexibility. For more stretching ideas, I recommend the book “Stretching” by Bob Anderson. Baddha Konasana Butterfly Pose. Rotate the shoulders forward and back ten times. A true stretching regimen should be done at a time when you can focus solely on the experience, giving each pose up to a minute or more of dedicated attention.

Be sure to apply in both directions on both legs. Taijutsu is something that a ninja spontaneously learns to use, with all parts of the body. With this said, I would now like to offer some advice for your own stretching routine.

Where does jujan greatest flexibility lie? Begin the engage the feet to help push the body off the floor while arching the back. Kata Tatsu Wheel, Peacock and Candleandle. Notify me of new comments via email. Again, you can experiment with what works best for you, keeping in mind the goal is to condition the body so that it is naturally flexible and does not need warming up before activity.

It may be necessary to engage a partner or two to assist you with deepening some stretches, and there are methods your teacher can share with you to do this. When you think of Ninjutsu, Yoga may not be the first term that pops in to your head.


Taijutsu is a method of warfare where you can also fight without weapons. Holding them with the hands, try touching the chin to the toes.

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You may want to explore East Indian yoga practice or advanced stretching techniques from other arts and disciplines to broaden your experience and understanding. Indeed many taieo the poses in the junan taiso are precisely the same as those of traditional Indian yoga schools.

Slowly lift up the body and return to the starting position. Gently roll out when finished. August 19, junnan 4: As anyone that has studied the yogic tradition can tell you, yoga itself is not simply a physical routine of adopting postures to improve elasticity although this is certainly part of it.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. I also use this walking time to try and feel the motion of my muscles and identify any places that might still be tight and need additional stretching. Through the practice of Yoga, one learns to master their breath as they hold yoga asanas yoga postures that send a conscious message of relaxation in the midst of tension and stress.

All Junan Taiso and Yoga exercises should be performed with a relaxed body and emphasis on proper breathing to be fully effective. They should, if possible, reach to the floor. If yaiso stretch excessively before training, you may start class with muscles that are already fatigued, which can put you at risk of injury depending on how demanding your workout is.

Those familiar with early videos and photos call how remarkably flexible Soke was even in his 50s and 60s, and this suppleness has taso into his 80s.

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Junan Taiso Stretching Tips

Sit in Seiza No Kamae and spread the knees and feet. Then deepen the stretch very gradually. Sit in Seiza No Kamae. From a seated position, place the junam leg in front of the body as is sitting in a cross-legged position. If flexibility is an issue, push the pelvis forward.

Cup the knees and execute circular movements.

Breath taso three times then return to the fully prone position. You are commenting using your WordPress. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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I’m busy working on my blog posts. These include the hips and legs, the spine, and the wrist and ankle joints. The aim of kokyuho is to increase lung capacity by filling the lungs completely with air and expelling it in a slow, fluid manner. If the body was viewed from the side it would be moving in a clockwise elliptical motion. Authentic Ninjutsu Zenformation for the Modern Shinobi. Rock the head back and forth, left and right, clockwise and counterclockwise ten times each. At full extension to the right, slowly bend at the waist until the right hand touches the floor, feet or shin.

Junan Taiso is a form of yoga used in Ninjustu to develop flexibility and coordination of the whole body and individual body parts. Thank you for sharing! Stretching should be an important part of your daily training.

Then swing like a seesaw, right and left, where the head is moved at the same time with the knees like a boat.

Kokutsu Straining of the Thighs.