Body axis

Since the body axis can be the basis for physical movements, we use it as the basis for the "Daturyoku Create" exercises.


The spine can be the axis of the body from the perspective of the body's structure.


However, the spine itself cannot be the axis of the body, because it is not straight, but has an S-shaped curvature, and it scolioses laterally as we move our hands and feet.


However, due to the structure of the body, without the spine, it is impossible to create the body's axis.


So what is the axis of the body?


The axis of the body is not the spine itself, but the line through which the vertical drag of the bones, the force that repels gravity on the body, passes.


"The axis of the body is not the spine itself.


The purpose of spine training is to create a body axis (line of vertical bone drag) that works around the spine, so that the body can reflect it in actual relaxed movements.


Originally, the human body is designed so that the "vertical bone drag force" passes around the spine when the body is in a standing position.


However, if the body is highly distorted, the line of "vertical bone drag" will not pass around the spine.


When this happens, the movement of the joints becomes poor, the muscles are overloaded, and the quality of physical movement becomes low.


For example

  • I can no longer do the things I used to be able to do.
  • Your shoulders become stiff.
  • Pain in the lower back, arms, knees, etc.

This is due to the fact that the movement of the spine is impaired, which in turn impairs the movement of the joints in the arms, legs, and hips, putting strain on the muscles.


When your muscles are under strain, you cannot relax, no matter how much you try to "release the tension".


So I decided that in order to create a relaxed body, I needed to train the bones to pass their vertical drag force around the spine.


By doing this training, the spinal cord that arrives parallel to the spine will no longer be compressed, and the brain nervous system network will be improved.

Three benefits of body axis

By creating a body axis, the bones throughout the body will be aligned, the movement of all joints will be smoother, and the quality of the body's movements will be improved.


By doing this

  • Increased body sensation and spatial awareness
  • Better neural network.
  • Better sense of balance.

These three effects can be expected.

Increase body senses and spatial awareness

By being able to support the body with the bones, there is no need to make the muscles produce extra force.


The burden on the brain controlling the muscles is reduced, and the brain can focus on receiving sensory signals such as sight, hearing, smell, taste, and somatic sensations (skin sensation, gravity sensation) instead of emitting signals for muscle output.


This enhances our physical senses and spatial awareness.

Better neural network.

The spinal cord, which controls the network of nerves between the brain and muscles, and between the brain and internal organs, runs through the spine.


In recent years, it has been said that the function of internal organs is essential for brain activation, and better functioning of internal organs activates nerve transmission between internal organs and the brain.


By aligning the spine, these networks become smoother, resulting in an overall increase in body functions.

Better sense of balance.

  • Increased body sensation and spatial awareness
  • Smoothing of the nerve network through the spinal cord

Postural control functions and a sense of balance are enhanced.

Effects of body axis

By creating a body axis, you will be able to perform spine driven relaxation movements.


This will

  • Improves the voice
  • Stronger arms
  • Improved footwork

and other side effects can be expected.


The reason for this is that every movement a person makes originates in the spine.