Yawning, sneezing and belching (and yes, even breaking wind) are good for you! Challenged by a childhood brain tumor and surgery in Japan, Richard S. Omura was taught a self- healing method called katsugen undoh in which the body’s automatic functions such as yawning and sneezing along with other bodily movements are exercised. Since these functions lie at the very foundation of our health, the autonomic nervous system, he found that exercising these capabilities with katsugen brought about a wellspring of health benefits.
As a child he was sedentary and lazy, heavily burdened physically and psychologically by the effects of his brain surgery and had no liking for healthy diet and exercise. Regular katsugen exercise has made him athletic, health conscious, creative, dynamic and outgoing. Katsugen explains the importance of functions such yawning, belching, sneezing and breaking wind and how we can all tap into the source of these bodily movements for a more healthy life.