Noguchi Taiso in practice
In Noguchi Taiso (Taiso means gymnastics in Japanese), the self and nature are explored based on one's own movement as a reference point and thus one's own personal perception. The goal is not the consciously controlled execution of a movement, but the individual perception of the changes inside the body. The resulting sensitization of the senses improves the automatic control of the fundamental movements in everyday actions.
Using various models such as hammer, whip, spring or materials, we research the natural principles (spiral, wave, gravity, etc.) on which the movement is based. This allows us to move comfortably, with a feeling of being good to the touch. The main actors in this movement are not the muscles, but your own body weight and its counter-reaction due to gravity. The resulting force is fundamentally different from the usual definition of force; namely the ability to oppose the forces of nature (such as gravity). Rather, power is the ability that brings the whole self as close as possible to actual nature.