I do not know how many way of the meditation in this world. But our Okinawa Gojuryu SANCHIN is just like meditation to me.
Every morning in dojo with no noise but with Hemi-sync music, to concentrate on deep breathing, to chase breathing,to chase imaginary KI. In good day morning is best, because of having sunshine.
In my case , SANCHIN, SANCHIN DAI NI and TENSHO are one set, then at least I do 4 sets.
After having my dojo and do SANCHIN every day, I now feel something actually. I did not feel it before.
SANCHIN is the motion meditation.
I am very happy because of meeting KARATE , because of meeing Gojuryu, because of meeting SANCHIN. Thanks God.
SANCHIN and TENSHO are same and are different. same and different ? what ?
SANCHIN is KIHON in traditional KEIKO ORDER and TENSHO is as HEISHUGATA.
How come TENSHO is as HEISHUGATA ?
In Japanese Kanji HEISHU means " closed palm" but TENSHO kata is opened palm. what does it mean ?
p.s. 2 (Feb.17)
" It is said that ZEN has ZA ZEN, RITSU ZEN, GA ZEN, DO ZEN. SANCHIN is the DO ZEN and RITSU ZEN ."
from the book "OKINAWADEN GOJURYU KARATEDO" by Eiichi Miyazato, 1979
p.s. 3 (Feb.21)
Please be careful who are in high blood pressure disease when do tough SANCHIN, especially in aged. Do not forget to care your body by stretching and other ways for head, neck, shoulders after SANCHIN KEIKO.