August 15, 2022

"IN (mudra)" meditation - a Kuden (method orally instructed for generations) in the clan.

A few days ago, I had a chance to talk with our O’kashira Sagami who is one of the leading fellows in the Think Tank. One of his lines of research is “IN (mudra)” meditation.
I requested that he give our international members regular seminars on the old, powerful, hidden meditation method.
It’s high time that our serious members could learn it properly.

The Shinobi samurai have adapted to the needs of the time, but we have maintained the wisdom and culture our ancestors developed. One of them is “IN (mudra)” meditation.

Many know that Kujikiri and breathing play important roles in mental concentration and meditation. But only a selected few were invited to learn the IN (mudra) meditation, as it’s very powerful.
It’s scientifically proved that the θ-waves appear in their brainwaves when the shinobi meditate with mudras. They look almost asleep, but the fact is their minds are very alert. The “IN (mudra)” meditation energizes your inner-self.

When you focus on enhancing the sense of your hands with an IN mudra, you will learn to channel your energy flow in yourself and feel stronger and more focused while profoundly relaxed. Your meditation unlocks your potential.

There are five fundamental IN (mudras).
1. Tokkoin  This enhances relaxation.
2. Ongyoin  This enhances a sense of security.
3. Toin The sword mudra enhances concentration.
4. Gebakuin  This enhances strength.
5. Naibakuin  This induces you to introspect yourself.

Here are the three categories of breathing, namely Shin, Tai, and Kyo.
1. Shin (heart): This focuses on strengthening the mind.
For this, we feature Futae-Ibuki (Shinobi style dual breathing)
2. Tai (Body): This strengthens you physically.
For this, we learn Yin-Yang breathing.
3. Kyo (Resonance): This improves concentration and memory and restores the
balance of mind and energy
For this, we practice the very basic meditative Aum (Om) chanting.

The Objectives of the practice are:

(1) To improve your autonomic functions
The “IN (mudra)” meditation and deep breathing help loosen the core and normalize the functions of the body.
(2) To control the mind and body, not to mention the autonomic functions
Meditation helps you to sense your own conscious/subconscious mind both directly and indirectly. Through practice, you acquire self-control and self-mastery
(3) To align yourself with nature and others
The meditation facilitates you to realize your aims. It helps to develop your sense of stability and to align yourself to keep good communication with others as well as to be in harmony with nature.

Very shortly, we plan to issue teaching licenses to the serious practitioners of “IN (mudra) meditation”.

Article written by Suzak Shibata
Born in Yokohama, Japan as a daughter of Jin'ichi Tetsubunsai (the 18th generation head of the clan) and Kimi (Someya) Shibata. The 17th generation head, Sen'ichi Tatsunojoh, became Christian and ordered the clan to be closed for 50 years after his death. Tetsubunsai operated his workshop as a blacksmith and continued his shinobi samurai training. He stepped down from his post to be succeeded by Suzak in 2006. Suzak and Tetsubunsai appointed Kazuchika Yoneda to assist Suzak as Tohmoku of the clan. Besides being a representative of the clan, Suzak has managed Honjin Dojo Suzaku has been the head interpreter-trainer in the clan. Authored several books for those who study interpreting.