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Kouksudno Lecture1 Ver1.0 Show

  1. 1. KOUKSUNDO A WAY TO WHOLENESS
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul><ul><li>How to be ‘Happy’ : Know Thyself </li></ul><ul><li>Kouksundo Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Goals of Kouksudno Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing Kouksundo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stretching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breathing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Performance Life Quality (Satisfaction) Creativity Stress Undermines … <ul><li>Decrease productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Burn out </li></ul><ul><li>No idea </li></ul>Health <ul><li>Physical & Mental health </li></ul>
  4. 4. Source: The Breathing Story, 2002 Stress and Stiffness are Root Causes of Diseases Stress & Health Diabetes Stomach Liver Lung Heart Brain Thyroid gland Blood pressure : Burning mind : Mind hurt : Anger : Sorrow : Depress : Overwhelming : Stifle. : Upset How to cure? Attitude Method : Understanding & Forgiving : Meditation Brain disorder High Blood Pressure Lung cancer Liver disorder Diabetes Stomach disorder Heart attack the thyroid gland
  5. 5. Clear and Organized Thinking Stable Emotions Flexible & Strong Minds Integrative Wellness Practicing KOUKSUNDO Practice Helps Decreasing Stress and Having...
  6. 6. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (September 29, 1934 ~ ) the Flow the feeling of complete and energized focus in an activity, with a high level of enjoyment and fulfillment Source#1: “the Flow”, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi How to “Be Happy?”
  7. 7. Know Thyself Through KOUKSUNDO Practice, You wil… Source: The Science of Meditation, Time Magazine, 1991 Confront Yourself Converse with Yourself Accept Yourself Forgive Yourself <ul><li>Rest (Vacate) </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Find one’s inner voice </li></ul>How?
  8. 8. Relaxation? Vacation? Recreation? Retreat? Rehabilitation? What ? How?
  9. 9. Sharpen the saw and find my inner voice…? Source: 7 habits, 8 th Habit, Steven Covey, 2005 7Habits & 8 th Habit (From good to great) - Private Victory (Independence) 1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Put First Things First - Public Victory (Interdependence) 4. Think Win/Win 5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood 6. Synergize - Renewal 7. Sharpen the Saw - From Effectiveness to Great 8. Find your inner voice and Inspire others to find theirs How?
  10. 10. KOUKSUNDO IS A WAY TO WHOLENESS Kouksundo Retreat Center at Vermont Stretching & Motion (Physical Training) Rest (Mental Training) Meditation (Spiritual Development) Wholeness
  11. 11. History of Meditation Meditation stems from Siberian Sharmanism and spread out with expansion of Mongolian culture 1. East Asian Meditation - Taichi, Kouksundo, Reiki 2. Indian Meditation - Buddhism, Yoga 3. Mesopotamian Meditation - Supism, Hebrew meditation, Greek meditation 4. Egyptian Meditation Source: #1 History of Ancient Asia (Handangoki) #2 Tao of Life (Ph. D. dissertation of Kim, H) #3 Journey to fantasy (Ryu Ga Mi) B.C. 10,000 Siberia
  12. 12. Categories of Mind Control (Meditation) Source: #1 Kouksundo, (page 26) #2 Journey to fantasy (Ryu Ga Mi) (Jul 02, 2005) #3 http://new.mindvision.org/g4/bbs/tb.php/occult/1860 Focusing on Breath Fasting Torturing Isolating Chanting (Singing, Dancing) Drinking & Drugging Mind control can be categorized by six different practices Focusing on Breath is the most widely spread and generally accepted the most safe practice for Mind Control (e.g. Buddhism, Yoda, Kouksundo, Reiki)
  13. 13. Many Leaders Are Practicing Kouksundo to Enhance Their Health & Life
  14. 14. Source#1: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 2001 Source#2: Hidden Connection, Kapra P, 2003, pp62~63, pp99~101 Creativity and innovation mechanism ● Ocean Wave: Unstable ● Brain Wave: Anxious ● Knotted Wave: Cowered ● Silky Wave: Stable & Correct Breathing is Important Because it Reflects Real Mind Breathing? Sanskrit (Atman), Greek (Psyche), Latin (Anima) = Breath, the Life Latin (Spiritus) Greek (Pneuma), Hebrew (Ruah) = Breath, the Soul Money, Fame ??? Cancer: 6 months ~ Food 30~45 days Water : 7~10 days Breath: 3 ~ 5 min. Breathing Status Ocean Wave Style Brain Wave Style Silk Style Knotted Style
  15. 15. Terminal Goals of Kouksundo Ultimate Physical Power Ultimate Mental Power Ultimate Ethical Power
  16. 16. How do we know we’re practicing well? Sweet Saliva Feeling Heat at Abdomen Evidence of “Relaxation” Evidence of “Focusing”
  17. 17. Practicing (Stretching)
  18. 18. Principles of C-PEP 1. Have a sincere mind and keep authenticity 2. Focus on breathing and concentrate on hypogastric center 3. Pose correctly 4. Breath in and do, Breath out and relax 5. Remember - Physically bottom up - Mentally top down - Totally centering 6. Don’t enforce, but induce
  19. 19. BASIC POSTURE
  20. 20. IDENTIFY YOUR BREATHING Breathing Status Ocean Wave Style Brain Wave Style Silk Style Knotted Style
  21. 21. END OF SESSION 1
  22. 22. Source: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 1998 Practicing Stress Management Program 1. Whole Body Stretching Method <ul><li>Open feet and bend down </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch whole body and slowly bend up with straightening arms </li></ul>Effect Distress whole body 2. Pelvis Stretching Method <ul><li>Attach arms on pelvis </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate pelvis left to right (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate pelvis right to left (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress abdomen, waist
  23. 23. Source: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 1998 Practicing Stress Management Program 3. Ankle Stretching Method <ul><li>Sit down on a Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch feet Front / Backward (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate feet Left / Right (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Relax ankles by tapping </li></ul>Effect Distress legs & ankles 4. Waist Stretching Method <ul><li>Turn left and grip the chair (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Turn right and grip the chair (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress waist, neck and torso
  24. 24. Source: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 1998 Practicing Stress Management Program 5. Back Stretching Method <ul><li>Fold hand behind back </li></ul><ul><li>Bend front with stretching arms, and Straighten back (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate waist left & right </li></ul>Effect Distress back, neck, arms and fingers 6. Side Stretching Method <ul><li>Fond hand behind head </li></ul><ul><li>Bend torso to left side and right side (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress waist, neck and torso
  25. 25. Source: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 1998 Practicing Stress Management Program 7. Neck Stretching Method <ul><li>Attach arms on pelvis </li></ul><ul><li>Bend neck front / backward </li></ul><ul><li>Bend neck left / right </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate neck left / right </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate neck left side / right side </li></ul>Effect Distress neck and back 8. Arm & Finger Stretching Method <ul><li>Fond hand in front of body </li></ul><ul><li>Fold in and rotate arms (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Change finger grip </li></ul><ul><li>Fold in and rotate arms (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress arm & finger
  26. 26. Source: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 1998 Practicing Stress Management Program 9. Shoulder Stretching Method <ul><li>Attach arms on shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Circulate arms front to backward (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Circulate arms back to front (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress shoulder, back, and neck 10. Knee Stretching Method <ul><li>Stand up and attach legs </li></ul><ul><li>Attach hands on knee </li></ul><ul><li>Kneel down and kneel up with attaching hands (3 times) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate knees left hand side (3times) </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate knees right hand side (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress knee, legs
  27. 27. Source: The Breathing Story, Lim, K, 1998 Practicing Stress Management Program 11. Big breathing Method <ul><li>Gather feet and locate arms in front of heart </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch arms up with inhaling, Split arms side slowly exhale with downing arms, then widen arms with opening feet (3 times) </li></ul>Effect Distress whole body 12. Meditation Method <ul><li>Sit on a chair </li></ul><ul><li>Straighten back and neck </li></ul><ul><li>Close eyes & focus on breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Calm down mind and concentrate on hypogastric center </li></ul><ul><li>Breath in as abdomen expanding and Breath out as abdomen contracting </li></ul><ul><li>Do it for 5 minutes times </li></ul>Effect Distress mind and promoting creative thinking

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