This text was prepared by Dmitry Shapovalov specifically for Hanuman.ru. The opinion of the author, a follower of Cindo, may not coincide with the opinion of the publisher.
Cindo is a simple system for ordinary people. She is not demanding on the physical fitness of students. It is easily integrated into the life of any resident of the metropolis: in the form of morning gymnastics, warming up in the office, outdoor activities – in the park, on the shore of a reservoir, etc., while at the same time allowing you to constantly feel a positive connection with your body and mind. “Softness” and “rhythm” perfectly reflect the essence of Cindo’s practice. Simple exercises of gymnastics, vibration techniques, breathing exercises allow you to concentrate on a positive perception of your body and mind, achieving harmony of body and mind.
The Shinshin Toitsuho Wellness System (in Russia we use the name Shindo for easier memorization and pronunciation), was created in the 20th century by Tempu Nakamura, a Japanese teacher and a doctor who received medical education in Europe and the USA.
Master Nakamura (1876 – 1968), always showed interest in spiritual practice. Young Nakamura practiced various Japanese martial and recreational arts, studied traditional Japanese healing. In addition, he came from a samurai family and was a descendant of a famous and noble family.
Nakamura was an excellent swordsman, and the influence of martial arts is felt in certain dynamic exercises or forms of dynamic meditation that are taught in Cindo.
Nakamura was a friend of the founder of Aikido, and his students included several prominent Aikido masters such as Koichi Tohei and Hiroshi Tada, so it is not surprising to see the influence of this martial art in Shinshin Toitsuho. Many modern Shindo teachers began their studies with these masters.
Tempu’s teacher was attracted to many followers by his open-mindedness and how he remarkably explained, because most of what he said was the result of his own experience, and not just intellectual studies.