So-Ha, or the practice of presence, consists of a wide range of physical exercises aimed at increasing individual well-being and achieving a higher level of consciousness and awareness of one’s being, of the relationship between body, emotion and thought.
The discipline of So-Ha, situated between bodily expression and martial arts, is also practiced as a form of dynamic meditation. The practice of So-Ha involves the use of sweet and harmonious movements which, when synchronized with the breath, give life to a fluid sequence of movements known as the “forms”. The practices are often accompanied by the beneficial sensation of improved concentration, greater mental calm, and the perception of increased vitality.
Some images of a So-Ha class held by master Patrizio Paoletti.