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​​Meditation: The Way ​of ​Action

​The path of Action requires you to do practices two times a day for short periods of time.  It does not require any profound knowledge of yoga, meditation or any prior experience.  Just ​dedicated Action.

​​A 5-10 minute asanas practice that gets you ready for any meditation practice.  No other asanas ​are needed.  This ​asanas series ​is for those with little time who want maximum benefits for their meditative practice.  It is not necessary to do asanas before meditation, but for many it helps calm the mind.  This practice can also be done if you treat your day as a meditation preparing you for your day.  It will keep your spine flexible and help keep your body aligned.

​Meditate (20 min)

​A 20 minute meditation practice that does not require you to ​avoid thoughts.  ​​This is the way of action.  No need to understand what is going on.  Just do the practice. Use a mantra that grows with you ​to clear the mind and remove blockages ​once and for all. For those serious about reaping the benefits of meditation, the practice is done twice a day.

​Rest (5-10 min)

​To reap the benefits of the 20 min meditation ​​a ​5​ minute ​rest is ​required.  ​You may feel irritable if you do not rest after the meditation as the 20 min meditation is an intense cleansing process (much like a de-tox) ​performed on your internal nervous system​. While 5 min is suggested, 10 min rest if you ​have the time is ​ideal.  ​Sometimes this rest is so restorative it feels as if you slept an hour or more.


ADVANCED YOGA PRACTICES (AYP) is a full scope system of yoga that combines asana (posture) practice with pranayama, meditation, and samyama covering all of the eight limbs of yoga. The system includes practices that can be taken on by people who are new to yoga and takes people all the way through, to gradually build up an advanced level yoga practice including samyama– the practice of moving inner silence outward into daily action. AYP is a particularly strong and effective approach where advanced stages can be reached by practicing for short durations twice daily. It is suited for busy individuals and yogis of all levels, including beginners and yoga teachers.  This is the simplest​ method for transformation that does not require any classes and can be done by you at home with ​all the ​necessary resources online.

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​​Meditation: The Way of the Heart

The path of the heart requires you to forget everything you know and release negative emotions and thoughts as they arise.  We learn to love ourselves unconditionally. This is the fastest route.  Constant love.  ​

​​Who am I?

​​The way of the heart ​requires child like innocence.  It begins with a ​connection and adoration to what is most true, beautiful, powerful and divine within.  One has to ​connect to one's ​truth, oneness, to what is most beautiful or divine within; to our source.  

​This path requires humility, transparence, kids play, innocence and not taking oneself too seriously.  It involves nothing complicated and no technique is needed that two year old can not master.

​What it does requires is JOY and learning to love oneself fully.  To send the vibration of love within just above the physical heart and not outwards towards others.

For if we do not truly love oneself, the love we send out to others will not do.  

Hence in advanced ​stages of this ​path of the heart, we are sending love inside just above the physical heart 24/24.   This may make you a bit sleepy at times as the energy within your body will increase tremendously, but do not worry. Rest when needed.  Your whole body is being re-invigorated and healed.  You are becoming love.

When we can do ​this practice of sending love inside the body ​for a full year, we will feel a formidable transformation and so will everyone else around us.​  

It is an easy path in that it requires no complicated techniques nor the yoga you see at studios or other complicated systems.  

But it does require faith and constant practice.


​A cup can not be filled before it is emptied.  For those who do not know how to meditate or ​let go of negative thoughts or emotions, ​a simple way to ​​release ​emotions is to ​act much like a two year old ​having a tantrum. ​Two year olds don't think about ​events for hours like we do. They don't sulk. They release immediately negative energy and couldn't care less who it disturbs.  But it is released, over, FINI.  ​

Do as they do.  Except one thing, don't do it in public (or they will put you away) and don't release on other people (or they will avoid you and return the negative energy to you or someone else!).  ​

​So if you are feeling strong emotions, you will need to express them physically to release rather than store them in the body.  Cry if you need to cry.  Let go of fear, ​express your anger --  (except perhaps the scream) with your body as if you were one of those All 
Black Rugby Players doing the haka.  ​Watch the link in the video if you forgot how they do the trick.

Notice their tongues. They pull them out which tends to externalize fear. Notice screams and tensions in their arms (try silent screams not to frighten the family and neighbors!). Keep all the physical movements just like the all Black team. Nothing less.

Let it go. Send your anger, frustration and fear like that out. Do it several times until you feel faint. Do it right when you are upset. You can do it in your bedroom, car or restroom. Just don't release on your spouse​, kids, or colleagues as it will only get them to return the same or to unleash negative energy on others.  
Next, IMMEDIATELY, follow directions for "Consant Love" in the ​window on the right.

​​Constant Love

Then what does a two year old do after a tantrum? After there is literally not a tear left in his or her body, and they have embarrassed you to no end, they go and hug their mom or dad.

So we have to be a mother to ourselves. We have to do this second part or else the fear, the anger, the frustration will only come back at a later date stronger.

How? Just above the physical heart there is a sweet spot in yoga. In that spot you can connect to your physical body, to energy, to your emotions, to your thoughts, and spirit. Send unconditional love INSIDE that spot.

You can put your hand on that area if it helps you. Do so until you feel the vibration of love entering your body and releasing all tensions. This will help you tremendously and your family living in a confined space. You will feel GREAT.

Remember, a cup can not be filled if it is full.

If you have tensions inside, fear, anger, frustration, you can not add love on top of it. Love in such a climate can not be a band-aid. You must first empty fully YOUR cup before you can receive love. You must EVACUATE the negative energy first or you can not send love. It simply won't go inside. There is no room for it.

​RELEASE negative emotions using your kids TANTRUM method and please do not yell at family members or colleagues as that only shifts the negative energy to another family member (for a short time) or person. They will in turn be sure to share it with ​others and it will get back to you tenfold! (as you well know!)


​BHAKTI, devotion and the experience of intense love within that consumes us is a path of yoga ​in itself.  ​Yet, this path has become easier for many at our present time.  It requires no knowledge, no technique, no fear of failure.  Just faith, devotion, letting go and constant practice.  One must learn to be completely in the present.  Those who can focus 24/24 or who have the faith to attempt it alone should ​begin as it is easier now than ever (you can begin training twice a day in the morning and evening) and gradually each day increase your time periods ​until it encompasses 24/24.

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​​Meditation: The Way of ​Knowledge

The path of knowledge is for the curious who want to know how everything -- including the universe works.   This is experience based. Be ready to turn everything in your life updside down.  Everything.  But be careful.  Humility is key on this path.  We are not what we know.

​Explore ​the Full Body

​Our full body includes our physical body, our energy body, our emotional body, thoughts, soul and spirit.  It is far larger than we can imagine and with some time and training can be ​experienced.  This larger conception of the self and its connection with the full universe is the first step in discovering life again in all its ​magic, innocence and glory. 

​Experience ​Energy

​Many methods such as Qigong exist where we can train to ​experience the heat or energy between the hands and broaden our understanding of the human ​experience.   In yoga too pranayama allows us to explore the breath and widen our ​perceptions of the ​air element. There exist ​other ​methods of experiencing energy, and we do so in the innocence of a child ​through images, experience and ​meditations. Never taking ourselves too seriously.  ​Just enough to let us know through our own experience that a broader reality exists and that what we know ​through our 5 senses is infinitely small.

​Experience ​the Heart

​​With the innocence of a child after warming up our innate and long dormant senses ​to a fuller experience of energy, we explore the ​opening of the spiritual heart ​and begin to sense the beauty within. Although we use ​meditation and an image to do so, this can be done without either with a bit of practice and simply by intent.  Yet, to peak curiosity and experience it as a game, we play with new methods of exploration, with meditations and paintings.


​​Knowledge in the field of energy is a life long pursuit and journey.  There are several approaches and teachers in this field, the ​approach introduced used here is merely a teaser, to let you experience energy so you know it exists and can ​broaden your understanding of yourself and begin to see your full potential. ​For the online version there will be ​a virtual gallery tour (online viewing of paintings and individualized tour) ​so we can explore together energy and how best to start the day ​without expectations. Through the exploration of art pieces and short meditations, we will ​enjoy moments together ​that allow us to explore ​capacities available with a little practice to ​all of us.

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Start Your Day with A ​Smile

​​​​As soon as you are awake, before opening even your eyes, SMILE.   Give thanks that another day to explore life exists. Then send love inwards just above the physical heart.  Not the word love, but the vibration love.  Send it to your physical body, your energy body, your emotions, your thoughts, your spirit.   All of you.

​See if you can spend at least 15 minutes first thing in the morning doing this and send the vibrations of joy throughout the body.  At first you may feel nothing, but with practice you will increase your energy.

Try to keep this feeling​, this high or bliss throughout the day.

In the evening, do another 15 minute meditation, reviewing your day and sending the vibration of love inwards.  

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Nathalie Leiko Ishizuka

​Artist, meditator ​& Director of Beyond OUr BEst ​

Director Beyond Our Best, Worked over 30 years on a Psychology of Health and Happiness, Artist, Writer, Individual & Societal Change, Certified Yoga Teacher of Advanced Yoga Practices. Works with Individuals & International Organizations.

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M.A.L.D. Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (admin in cooperation with Harvard), M.B.A. HEC, B.A. Amherst College, summa cum laude, Article 9 of Japanese Constitution. Keio University & Seishin Joshi Gakuin exchange.  ​SELF TAUGHT ARTIST.   ​Co-founded movement with 90 year old Belgian Philosopher and Poet, Dr. Paul Briot, who sees crisis as an opportunity to Re-Invent Ourselves and ART as a means to ​Elevate, Inspire and Transform. Works ​across disciplines including with Artists, Educators, Coaches, Scientists, Economists (including Nobel Prize), Doctors (over 30 years with ​Dr. Yukio Ishizuka on an Approach to Happiness, Excellence and ​Well-being), CEOs, Businessmen & Entrepreneurs​,  Diplomats ​facilitated with Yukio Ishizuka training ​and talks on excellence and well-being at EU Embassy TokyoBritish Embassy Tokyo, Harvard Club Tokyo​​​​​ and ​taught meditation ​to Ambassadors, Diplomats and their spouses at ​Yoga Studios and privately, ​assists Yogis to innovate across disciplines, practices creative brainstorming with scientists, including MIT professor​ and ​ Scientist Sahrawi Chaieb on an application of an alogorithm for Black Holes to Flat Screen Technology, ​creative brainstorming with Architects such as Toyo Ito on projects for Fishermen up north and children's park in Fukushima, ​meditated with ​Shaku-Hatchi Musician Masaki Nakamura to create 6 New Original Songs, ​​wrote and illustrated a fable for Nihon Buyo Master Wakayagi Sensei to create Kizuna Dance in Fukishima Theme Cafe, ​brainstormed with member of Japanese Cabinet with the ​founder of Suicide Prevention in Japan Yukio Saito for societal change, ​​assisted in bringing ​well-being, yoga, ​osteopathy and mental health training to innovate with joy at an Orphanage in Japan, work with Societal Visionaries ​on Fukushima and Crisis Spots ​-- ​those who who can change us from WITHIN. ​ Nathalie ​sought out and worked with artists for 4 years in Japan to work on project of Elevation in Art after crisis, Meditated for over 3 years with the Shodo Master Saiso Shimada 3-4x a week via skype (Tokyo - Singapore - Europe) to create a new art ​resulting in Shimada's works being published in Paul Briot's 2018 edition by Editions Caracteres. Facilitated several Exhibits by ​Shimada at the EU Private Residence in Tokyo, Private Gallery in Paris, a month long exhibit at the Japanese Embassy in Brussels, exhibits in Ginza Tokyo, and ​online soon in the first private Meditative Gallery in Singapore.  Nathalie's own artistic works have been shown in two month long exhibits in New York, Beijing China, In EU Tokyo Residence​, and in ​a private Meditative Gallery in Singapore.  Works across disciplines to create something entirely new. ​


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