Zen Kokyū, or Zen Breathing encourages us to be more mindful of our breathing, and can be used as a tool to improve our health and wellbeing.

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Level: Breathing Advisor
Location: Nagasaki

Yoshiko Obata

When Yoshiko learned about Zen Breathing in 2013, it was by complete chance. She had been searching for an effective way to relieve stress, and was inspired to try Zen Breathing after reading Yuki Shiina's book. In the past, Yoshiko always assumed that she had no physical issues. But after trying Zen Breathing for the first time, Yoshiko realised that her breath was shallow, and her body wasn’t as fit as she thought it was. Yoshiko became inspired to share the method with more people, and in 2014 she became the first Zen Breathing consultant in the Kyushu region.