Meditation & spirituality


The shakuhachi was traditionally used in Japanese temples to train the breath and the concentration. With this way of meditating, called “suizen”, the breath produces sound and you concentrate on it. Hearing this sound gives peace to your heart.

For the Dutch readers, here is a link to a very useful and clear post from my colleague Hans van Loon about Suizen.

Blowing zen

Playing shakuhachi is my way to meditate, either with one tone or an entire piece. Meditating with the shakuhachi is different than practicing or performing. Just blowing  a tone, without judgement, focusing on the breath, is quite a challenge for a musician!

Here are some posts about this topic:

Chakra Meditation

Chakra Meditation with the shakuhachi is a meditation technique that I have been developing since the last two years.

To practice it, you can join my Online Meditation Group and/or subscribe to my Chakra meditation Courses.

Hélène Seiyu Codjo

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