響和道 Kyowado – The Way of Harmony and Resonance
Kyowado is a holistic approach to resonating with the bodymind for harmony, health, and wellbeing. Every session is customized to fit the needs of each person. Techniques that can include light massage, deep pressure, gentle stretching, and energy healing are used to increase circulation of the entire body, release tension, promote relaxation, and tune into the silence that is always present. Kyowado nurtures the qualities of connection, compassion, awareness, and tranquility.
Kyowado is all about finding balance and harmony on all levels of being. At the individual level, cultivating harmony within our body, mind, heart, and spirit while synchronously resonating with all that surrounds us.
I think of it as similar to the way we tune an instrument. At first we may hear dissonance, like some note sounds off, or something just doesn’t feel right. Then we listen closely, attentive yet relaxed letting the sound come in. We then begin to carefully adjust the instrument to bring it back to balance. When the tuning fork is struck, it resonates deeply with the instrument and all parts sound in harmony. Kyowado is like this.
The body contains all of the wisdom that we need for healing and wellbeing. Health and harmony is our natural state, and sometimes we move into disharmony. Through deep listening, we begin to hear the music of the body and then bring it back to harmony and balance.
“You are not in your body, so your body cannot function adequately; it cannot function with its own wisdom. It has a genetic, inborn wisdom of centuries, but because you are not in it, there is tension. Otherwise, the physical body is basically automatic, it works automatically. You only have to be there; your presence is needed, then it starts working.” -OSHO
“…In an empty room, absolutely empty, put a sitar or veena in one corner of the room, and let some good sitarist, a master, play on the sitar in another corner of the room. And a strange phenomenon happens that has been known for centuries to the musicians, that the sitar which is just kept at the other side of the room – and there is nobody playing it – starts moving, starts giving sound.
If the master is really a master player, he can create the vibration in the room. And the room is so empty that the vibration is bound to reach to the sitar sitting on the other side, and the strings of the other sitar are bound to synchronize with the master’s music. Soon there will be two sitars resonating with each other…”
-OSHO from The Sword and the Lotus