Oneness Rhythm Exercise



When we were born, the Universe gave us both mind and body together. The unborn child has the mind of an unborn child, and the infant has the mind of an infant. Our mind and body grow together as we mature. Once we understand that the Universe has given us mind and body at the same time, it is natural to use them both together. In other words, mind and body unification is our natural human state.

We can perceive the body by means of our senses, however the mind eludes our senses because it has no color, no smell and no shape, being formed from infinitely small particles. Therefore we tend to forget the existence of the mind, and fall under the illusion that we exist only as a body.

From the past it has often been said that whether one performs in business, in art, or sports, it is best to do so with mind and body coordinated. Yet it is a rare individual who can actually master mind and body coordination.

I developed the Oneness Rhythm Exercise as a definite means of coordinating mind and body in daily life. If you practice this exercise in daily life, you will achieve mind and body coordination without fail. For those who want to learn Kiatsu Therapy or Shin-Shin Toitsu Aikido it is particularly important to practice the Oneness Rhythm Exercise and master it.


in japanese




Oneness Rhythm Exercise - Order of the movements


1. Bending knees with rhythm

2. Swinging the arms to the side

3. Stretching the side

4. Stretching forward and backward

5. Stretching shoulder blades

6. Bending the neck forward and backward

7. Bending the neck to the side

8. Turning the head to the side

9. Knees and heels exercise 10. Stretching knees

11. Bending wrists

12. Twisting wrists

13. Swinging one arm while bending knees

14. Swinging both arms while bending knees

15. Rowing exercise

16. Swinging both arms while moving to the side

17. Shaking hands to relax the whole body


Learning points:

A. Learn the order of Oneness Rhythm Exercise

B. Learn rhythm of down and up

C. Learn the details of the movements


in japanese


Koichi Tohei



Precept of Koichi Tohei sensei

Oneness Rhythm Exercise
To become one with the Universe and always extend Ki


In this world, most of the people maintain an illusion that enforcing our physical power, the power will be disrupted, and will be weakened. When we truly relax, we are able to use our power and ability the most. People tend to think that being truly relaxed is not easy. This is because human beings tend to be selfish and use their own power to win or lose. I keep saying to people to relax completely. To learn how to relax completely, I developed the Oneness rhythm exercise.

The Purpose of this exercise is to be one with the Universe. I call it the Oneness Rhythm Exercise. " Oneness" means that mind and body are originally one. Therefore, it is natural for us to use both at the same time. The Oneness Rhythm Exercise is an exercise to realize that we can use our great power when we are truly relaxed.
As I always say, "how to do" is important, not "how to say".

When we try to move, we first move only our body, and our mind does not follow. So, to let the mind follow our bodily movements, we repeat the same movement twice. Then, on  the second movement, the mind catch up the body's movement. This is a state of oneness with the Universe.

I traveled all over the world, but I do not know anyone who realizes this truth. I realized it , and that's why we practice the same movement twice in the Oneness Rhythm Exercise.
The fact of simply repeating the same movement two times, in order to become one with the Universe surprises ordinary people, and they think that it is ridiculous. But even those people can understand if they try it. We easily believe that we can do everything in one movement, but we can only become one with the Universe if we use mind and body together.

As a human being who is given both mind and body by the Universe, it is natural to use them both. If you are not be able to become one with the Universe, something is wrong.

The average human being seems to think of oneself as the one we can see (which is the body) and usually the mind is forgotten. This becomes a habit. If you try the same movement twice, you will be able to become one with the Universe, and that is our natural and original state.

We need to change our habits.

Even though we all learn the four principles of mind and body unification and can achieve oneness of mind and body, if we lose it when we move, there is no value.

We need to move while we live.


The Oneness Rhythm Exercise was developed for us to learn how to maintain the oneness of mind and body with the Universe while we are moving. As we keep practicing the Oneness Rhythm Exercise and repeating the same movements twice, we alter our habits and change our subconscious mind. That is how we should train, until oneness with the Universe becomes our natural condition.

If you really want to become one with the Universe, you should practice the Oneness Rhythm Exercise.


Koichi Tohei
*Lecture from Oneness Rhythm exercise video.




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