Sotaiho as a theory of motion. Sotaiho as ideology.

Sotaiho method is a therapeutic method that restores the body’s balance while looking for the direction in which the body can move comfortably. However, those who view the Sotaiho method only as a treatment method may be viewing my YouTube videos and perceive the Sotaiho method with a false perspective, such as, “Massage is not a Sotaiho method,” or “It is a sham because it measures the length of the legs. In reality, we do not measure the length of the lower leg bones, but rather we observe the balance of the entire body while comparing the length of the lower limbs visually.You can immediately feel that by moving your body in a comfortable direction with Sotaiho, you can restore balance to your body, as you can see in my YouTube video “Manipulative Bodywork Sotaiho You Can Do at Home (Sotaiho You Can Do While Sitting). Sotaiho ,Although manipulative body movements are performed in the direction of ease in order to relieve muscle tension, the actual action is on the brain, which controls muscle tension. In this sense, there is a fundamental difference in theory from approaches that attempt to restore muscle flexibility by physically stretching or physically firmer muscles.

“Sotaiho” is an exercise therapy that moves the body in a comfortable direction, stopping signals transmitted by the brain that force excessive tension, and guiding the brain’s information itself to a neutral state. This is where “exercise diagnosis” and “exercise therapy” come into play. The symptom to be improved is unbalanced tension in the muscles related to the motor cortex of the brain. Therefore, it is not possible to improve visceral reflex pain induced by visceral disease. This is one of the advantages of incorporating the “Sotaiho Method of Exercise Therapy” into daily relaxation therapy: by using the “Sotaiho Method,” it is possible to determine whether the pain is due to trauma, unbalanced muscle and joint tension caused by daily life, or a medical cause. It is also possible to determine the medical cause of the pain. Even if the medical cause of the pain is not known, it is possible to detect abnormalities and recommend early consultation.

 Many patients with stroke, myocardial infarction, gastric ulcer, gallstones, ureteral stones, acute leukemia, aortic dissection, cancer, and other diseases also come to our hospital complaining of pain in the motor function at the beginning. Of course, there is almost no improvement with Sotaiho. In addition, pain in the motor function induced by medical diseases is characterized by the fact that the pain continues even when the patient is at rest and there is no posture that does not cause pain.

When Sotaiho is viewed as a theory of exercise, the relationship between muscle function and the brain can be considered from a new angle. The concept of Sotaiho, which moves the stress of pain so that it is not transmitted to the brain, can evolve the way we practice sports. For example, in stretch training, flexibility can be safely and easily restored by starting with areas that are easy to stretch, rather than starting with areas that are stiff or painful. Similarly, in warming up for practice, starting with easy movements will make it easier for the body to move than starting with movements that are uncomfortable. It is also understood that, from Sotaiho perspective, massage works by rocking the muscles, not by strong acupressure or kneading that can cause pain. In daily life, it is understood that avoiding unbalanced stress helps to maintain balance.

It can be said that since humans acquired language and began to use tools in their daily lives, their bodies have become prone to an unbalanced state of bipedalism. In addition, the lifestyle of modern society requires more simple work in flat situations, and conscious exercise time is necessary to reset the body’s unbalanced state and return the brain’s function to a neutral state. This is where the theory of Sotaiho exercise becomes necessary.

It is not sotaiho-like to train the body by forcing it to do hard things. That does not mean that you should not force yourself and leave it to others. If you think that practicing more than others toward your goal will make you stronger, you will practice breaking your body; if you think Sotaiho-like, you will always find a way to practice that suits you differently from others, and you will continue to practice and see the results. A specific example is walking. By being aware of each step you take, your brain is constantly aware of the balance of your entire body, and feedback is repeated between the conscious and unconscious mind. When the brain is able to maintain body balance even in the unconscious state, the running form becomes more stable and the body becomes aware that the core muscles are being used properly.

What I have realized through my long practice of manipulative bodywork as the basis of my medical practice is that manipulative bodywork has become the foundation of my philosophy. If we look at manipulative bodywork as a theory of movement, we can say that the theory of manipulative bodywork is to bring the muscles into a neutral state through the feedback of conscious and unconscious brain activity. I believe that the idea of restoring the body’s unbalanced state while searching for a comfortable direction is important not only for exercise, but also for our thinking. There is an expression “seeing at ease. In other words, to see peacefully. If we treat each other with a harsh mind, conflict will arise. Problems that cannot be resolved in a debate can be resolved in a discussion. If we can have discussions that lead our relationship in an easy direction by recognizing each other’s way of life, we believe the world will change. If you live with an irreverent attitude, only irreverent friends will come to you. Irreverent friends are also irreverent in the way they betray you..

I am not able to develop the logic to understand the Sotaiho method as a system of thought. However, I am convinced that many people can experience a glimpse of the Sotaiho method as an idea that can be experienced by reviewing the current exercise theory and incorporating Sotaiho legal thinking into their lives by trying a treatment method that can be experienced by anyone.

The soul is a transparent paint created by the heart

The soul is a transparent paint. Don’t you think it’s nice? Last time, I wrote that “the body is the cradle of the soul given by the earth” and “the key is the fantasy”, but the root of that idea is that I feel that the soul is a transparent paint created by the heart. To tell the truth, it is more my sense to say “I know that. I know” rather than “feel”. Intuitively, it feels like “yes”.

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Children are gifts, bodies are borrowed

We say “children are gifts from heaven”, which means that “not only your own children but also the children of others are gifts from heaven, so you have to take good care of them.”

Due to the harmful effects of the nuclear family, the number of parents who cannot raise their children is increasing, but it seems that many people think that it was normal for their grandfathers to raise their children rather than their parents. It is true that the main characters of both Momotaro and Kintaro are raised by grandfathers and grandmothers and play an active role, so it is doubtful that if they were raised by young parents, they would have grown up to be gentle and fine young men. It was a good rampage and may have ended.

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Senile … / Due to aging …

“If asked to take X-ray at the hospital, senile of low back pain Nante said to be the chat Gakkarishi”
“Oh, this is I do not heal and not surgery because the knee of the old”
“I because it is old ……”
and so on, some Even if I become ill, I am disappointed when my symptoms are judged because of my age.

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Dietary Balance

Previously, I had the opportunity to talk with the famous macrobiotic Michio Kushi. Having a macrobiotic center in Boston, he has been active in teaching diet therapy, saying that “a diet that stabilizes the mind is important for world peace”, and has received high praise in Europe and the United States as many people with terminal cancer visit. I am. He was the forerunner of the current flow of slow food.

“The basis of meals is Fuji.” I remember being told that the ingredients required by walking in the area where I live must be the basic diet, and that “there are two types of meals: hare meal and ke meal.”

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Growth Exercise

I think about exercise during the growth period until I am about the age when the skeleton is completed.

There are no children who say “Tenjo Tenka Yuigadokuson” right after they are born, so when they sit down, turn over, and go high and high, everyone grows up in turn.

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About Stretching

Around the time, I’ve come to hear the word “stretching”, and I think stretching is more modern than the flexible gymnastics I used to do in the past.

With the shout of “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8”, the preparatory exercise that was being done with momentum is flexible gymnastics. This is called dynamic stretch. After warming up, it is a preparatory exercise to widen the range of motion of the joint by stretching before exercise. If you stretch slowly before sports competition, the contraction of the muscles will deteriorate and the jumping power will decrease, and the performance will decrease. In the stretch before exercise, the stretching and contracting movements will be repeated quickly.

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Let’s raise basal metabolism

I often hear about basal metabolism these days. There is also a weight scale that can measure basal metabolism, so I feel relieved when “standard” comes out. By the way, do you understand when asked “What is basal metabolism?”

To put it simply, “calories that are used even if you do nothing and mess around” is called basal metabolism.

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