The Japanese word kenyoku (ken-yoe-koo) means “dry bathing.” Kenyoku purifies the body and soul.
It strengthens your energy and helps you to detach from your clients, situations, thoughts and emotions. It brings you into the present moment.
- Place your right hand on the left side of your chest, over the collarbone. Now stroke down gently across your chest to the right hipbone. Do the same with your left hand, starting on the right side of your chest, above the collarbone. Stoke down gently toward your left hipbone. Repeat each side once more.
- With left palm facing up, place your right hand on your left shoulder and stroke down gently over the inside of your left arm and the palm of your left hand, past your fingertips. Do the same stroke with your left hand over the inside of your right arm. Repeat each arm once more.
- Finish with gassho for a few minutes.