Kendo Basics Series: Seiza and Mokuso (meditation)

005-yoiutube-snap-how-to-mokusoOnce you sit in seiza you will meditate quietly. This meditation is called mokuso.

In mokuso, it is very important to know how you breathe. Many tell you to “empty” your mind but it is not THAT easy. Learn how to breathe first in mokuso.

Some points when performing mokuso

  • You can think about what you are going to do in the training
  • You can focus on breathing
  • You can focus on counting when breathing
  • Keep the back straight (the air stream should not be blocked)

Please watch the video below and join the Free Online Kendo Basics Course for more instructions.


Kendo Basics Series: How to Sit in kendo- Sitting in Seiza
Kendo Basics Series: How to Bow in the Sitting Position (zarei)

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